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FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati fell to New York in the second round of tournaments on Saturday. The team was scored on in the thirteenth minute of the first half and was never able to put the ball into the back of the net to even up the score. The team was expected to win the whole thing so I’m sure you can imagine the upset for the players and fans. The teams in the city of Cincinnati have not won a championship for a long time now, so for the team to be doing this well really got the city excited. This was the first time the team had made it to tournaments in the league that they are in now, the USL. Despite their loss, the team was still proud with how far they made it in the season being the first seed of the tournament and being the best team out of the large sum of games they played. Players made many tweets after the game stating how they felt about the defeat and sour end to their season. Player Richie Ryan said, “Not the way we wanted the season to finish but over 34 games we were the best team so everyone should be very proud of what we have done this season. Every day with this group has been a pleasure to the fans the future is bright the future is.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Allegations

There have been claims of rape against soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo over the past week. The superstar however is brushing off the allegations stating it’s fake news.

American model Kathryn Mayorga who is now 34 years old has accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room. The model says that when she was 25 years old while she was working at Rain nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort. Mayorga says that Ronaldo paid her $375,000 in exchange for her silence.

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Nike Ad Sparks Controversy

“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”  

Nike recently stirred up controversy when they released their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign featuring former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  

Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since he took a stand (or a knee) on his personal beliefs. He started a protest for police brutality and social inequality by taking a knee during the national anthem prior to the 49ers game. Other players in the NFL soon followed in support. The general public felt as if he was disrespecting his flag and country when doing so and he has now not played in the NFL since 2016.

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Could Stricter Laws on Purchasing a Gun Help Prevent Shootings?

The second amendment to the US Constitution states that a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Every American has been raised to believe that they have that right to own a gun when they become 18 and that is just their American right, but arethe_second_amendment_by_personofinterests-d7iadgw.png
some people too invested in their gun ownership? Times are beginning to change, public places aren’t as safe as they used to be and some civilians are blaming the guns. This is a very controversial topic that has been discussed many of times. There is an estimated 55 million Americans who own guns. The percentage of people who own guns decreased from 25% in 1994 to 22% last year. There is also an estimated amount of 300,000 to 600,000 guns that are stolen yearly. The US tops the list of countries with the most guns. The United States owns about half of the worlds guns while only taking up 5% of the world population. The average American gun owner owns about three guns. Are guns the problem to all of these shootings?

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7 Places to Visit Before They’re Gone

Glacier national park

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Glacier National Park is a wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains. It consists of glacier-carved peaks and valley which run all the way to the Canadian border. The park holds over 700 miles of hiking trails, the Hidden Lake, and other activities including backpacking, cycling, and camping. Sadly, due to climate change, the 10th most visited national park is slowly melting away. Scientific estimates say the park could be gone by as early as 2030, if not sooner. If you have the desire to visit this beautiful place home of only 25 of it’s original 150 glaciers, act fast.

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Top 5 Taco Places in Cincy

Tacos are such a fun convenient hands on food to eat. Everyone loves their large variety whether its from chicken, steak, beef, all the way to fish. They’re cheap, delicious, and the variables are endless. Tacos can combine with sweet, salty, and spicy foods and still make your taste buds dance. So let’s take a look at the best taco places around Cincinnati to eat at.

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Student Walk Outs

The Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week left 17 students and staff dead. This school shooting replaced the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as the deadliest school shooting in America.

Gun laws and gun control has been a topic discussed for a while now, but after this event students are taking matters into their own hands. They aren’t waiting anymore for adults to make changes, they want action now. Students are demanding more mental health resources for troubled peers and for stricter gun control laws. Continue reading Student Walk Outs

Parkland Shooting

On Thursday at Stoneman Douglas High School, a 19 year old former student is suspected for gunning down at least 17 people. This massacre has now become one of the top 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. Seventeen people were killed, more than a dozen were injured, five with life-threatening wounds.

Nikolas Cruz had been expelled from the school for unspecified disciplinary reasons, formerly described as a loner by one of his classmates. It is believed that to get a higher death rate, the suspect pulled the fire alarm to draw people out. Students had said they had a fire drill earlier in the morning so they thought it was strange when the alarm went off for a second time. The shooting occurred around 2:20 pm and lasted for several minutes. Cruz was armed with a AR-15 style rifle which was purchased legally and no laws were violated in the purchase of this weapon. According to a US official briefed on the investigation, the suspect bought the firearm in the last year and passed the background check to make the purchase of the gun.   

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Larry Nassar

Larry Nassar was supposed to be a top notch doctor who worked with elite athletes, so young athletes went to him for injuries and broken bones thinking that he could help them.

However, the doctor followed a repeated pattern. Under the disguise of medical equipment, Nassar has admitted to sexually assaulting the athletes. He admitted to going back as far as 1998 to putting his finger into the vagina of girls as young as 13 and assaulting girls as young as six years old.  Into the sixth day of this trial, it is said that a total of 144 victim impact statements will be read in total. Victims got to deliver and talk about the hours of they spent of being assaulted and the tole it took on them after Nassar manipulated them.

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