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School responds to sports kneeling protest

The men’s basketball team stands for the National Anthem against the University of Kentucky Nov. 12. The unseeded Catamounts lost to No. 5 Wildcats 73-69.

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2017

Six members of the Saint Michael's College men's basketball team, as well as a number of team staff, took a knee during the national anthem before an exhibition game against UVM Nov. 4. The gesture was met with hostility from the audience of home Catamount fans. Some audience members shouted at the players...

Athletes have the right to kneel for national anthem

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Week three of the NFL season is usually the time of year where we see what teams are made of. We notice who might be championship material. We get to see what teams are outshining expectations and what teams are rebuilding for the future. But, this past weekend, we saw a lot more go on around...

Player sits for anthem, exercises a basic human right

John Suozzo

September 10, 2016

An athlete’s refusal to stand during the national anthem has set off a debate over the role celebrities play in social issues and activism. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, said he couldn’t “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and pe...

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