By Devin Ramos |Staff Writer| The University of Missouri defensive lineman, Michael Sam’s decision to come out should not affect his position in the NFL draft. On Feb. 10, the 24-year-old athlete revealed that he is “an openly proud gay man” and he wants to be in the NFL. It is unfortunate that people are speculating that Sam’s announcement could drop his position in draft. Sports Illustrated reports that prior to his announcement he was projected as a mid-to-late round draft pick. According to Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated, “From a football perspective, his decision to come out prior to May’s NFL draft will make his path to the league daunting. In blunt terms, they … [Read more...] about Being gay should not affect NFL draft pick standing
By Gabbie Corral |Staff Writer| CSUSB musicians took the stage in the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center (SMSU) to raise money for the Philippines. Lubos PASO, the Filipino-American Student Organization, held their annual Fil Am Jam (Filipino-American Jam) on Thursday, April 26 in the SMSU Events Center which attracted more than 150 students and residents of the area. The event raised money and awareness for the indigenous people of the Philippines who need education and proper farming land. “This event is a great way to give back. We try our best to do what we can,” said Lubos PASO member Neann Genato. Rising singers, rappers and musicians took the stage, showing off … [Read more...] about Lubos PASO fundraises for the Philippines
Louis Penna |Managing Editor| The Lakers have been waiting diligently and patiently in the days leading to the trade deadline. Incessantly scheming to make that one Lakerland breaking move to shift momentum towards a championship in 2012. Sweet release from all the post-Chris Paul trade drama and disapprobation can end in one fatal deal. Two words: Deron Williams. Or we can sign Rasheed Wallace. Laker's front office is reported to have reached an agreement with the technical foul extraordinaire and volatile two-year retiree. As if the Lakers did not have enough old,—oh excuse me, experienced—slow (there's no euphemism for slow in basketball), outdated players that we couldn't … [Read more...] about Coyote Jock Talk: Lakers add more questions than answers if they sign Rasheed Wallace
by Chris Johnson | Staff Writer | Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of pop superstar Michael Jackson last November. With this charge, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor sentenced Murray to the maximum of four years in prison. Does Murray deserve harsher punishment for caring for Jackson in an illegal matter eventually resulting in the King of Pop’s death? Some would argue so stemming from the questionable care and gross negligence on Murray’s part that was revealed during the trial, but I feel that the punishment is just. Lots of people want to point the finger at Murray being that he was the personal doctor, not to mention the … [Read more...] about Conrad Murray: was the punishment just?