It was just a few weeks ago that the Arizona gymnastics team was competing at the regional championships. Unfortunately, the GymCats did not qualify as a team for the national championships, and it was the end of the 2020-2021 season. With the season now over, the GymCats are now able to rest and focus on winding down. They can sleep in, order in food and put all their efforts solely into their classwork now that they do not have to worry about competing till next year. However, one GymCat will have to wait a little longer to relax. Sophomore Malia Hargrove was notified that she had qualified to compete as an individual in the floor exercise at the national championships in Fort Worth, Texas. The last time Arizona had a GymCat qualify for individuals at the national championships was in 2016 with Lexi Mills on the balance beam. One must imagine that Hargrove was excited when she saw her name selected and that she was jumping for joy. Believe it or not, Hargrove was unaware she … [Read more...] about Arizona gymnast Malia Hargrove prepares for the biggest stage of her life: The national championships
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UFC strawweight challenger Rose Namajunas says her philosophy is “better dead than red” as she prepares to face champion Zhang Weili at UFC 261. Weili happens to be the UFC’s first champion from China, and that fact inspires her opponent, Namajunas, according to ESPN . Namajunas claims she is inspired to take on Weili because her family is from Lithuania, and they understand just how dangerous communism is. And she says that freedom and western values are a “huge motivating factor” for why she is a UFC fighter. The 28-year-old fighter also notes that she took inspiration from the documentary The Other Dream Team . This film portrays the 1992 Lithuanian men’s national basketball team, which entered the Barcelona Olympics as an independent country after leaving the Soviet Union. According to ESPN, “Namajunas recently told a Lithuanian outlet that the movie is a reminder that ‘it’s better dead than red,’ an anti-communist expression coined during the Cold War. She also … [Read more...] about ‘Better Dead than Red’: UFC’s Rose Namajunas Defends Anti-Communist Comments Ahead of Zhang Weili Fight
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday evening at the age of 87. The cause was “complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer,” according to a statement released by the Supreme Court. Ginsburg was one of the Court’s stalwart liberals, and became known — and admired — as much for her physical tenacity as her ideological consistency. Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn and attended Cornell University. She was the only woman in her first-year class at Harvard Law School, according to a former classmate, before transferring to Columbia. “She was a nice person,” the former classmate told Breitbart News. Ginsburg’s potential was evident immediately. Her former classmate recalled telling colleagues, upon the retirement of Justice Byron White in 1993: “If [President Bill] Clinton has any brains he’ll nominate Ruth Ginsburg.” As a judge on the D.C. Circuit, Ginsburg had established a solidly liberal record. But as constitutional scholar Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)
College has become a staple of national news and a source of serious bipartisan concern about equity. For example, the Washington Post ran an op-ed last week that illuminated the inequitable share of college debt burdening Black students . The New York Post published a feature on Saturday about the $1.8 million salary of the president of Long Island University. To cap off the unmasking of inequities within academia, the New York Post reported on Sunday that the cash-strapped City University of New York system hired the “powerhouse” consulting firm McKinsey & Co. for $3 million for two months of work to come up with a fall reopening plan. Democratic New York state Sen. John Liu from Queens, New York City’s most middle-class borough, asked: “High-priced consultants on a plan for which there are already enough highly paid CUNY officials, while students continue to suffer from a shortage of full-time professional faculty?” This is about equity, pure and simple. What makes … [Read more...] about How can colleges recover their civic souls?
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted unanimously Thursday to recommend that the L.A. City Council designates the vaudevillian Granada Theater in South Los Angeles as a Historic-Cultural Monument. The 1,000-seat theater, located at 632 N. Avalon Blvd. in Wilmington, opened in 1926 to host vaudeville performers as part of the West Coast Theaters chain. READ MORE: Suspects Fire Shots Near Set Of Police Drama Series`The Rookie' In LA The theater has since been used as a performance arts center, filming location, movie house, Spanish cinema theater, church and special event venue, according to the Wilmington Granada Friends organization. The theater was under consideration to be listed as a Historic-Cultural Monument but the time for consideration expired. The motion to reactivate consideration was introduced by Councilman Joe Buscaino, who represents the Wilmington neighborhood. “We have an incredible opportunity to historically designate a … [Read more...] about Granada Theater In Wilmington Recommended To Be Historic-Cultural Monument