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Chillin' with Dylan— Changing the Redskins name?

June 19, 2014

    I knew this would get enough steam eventually.
    The NFL professional team in Washington officially has the world’s attention with their name “Redskins” and a movement has been brought forth to change it.
    This is something I’ve tried to keep an eye on for some time and the gauge for which I analyze this particular case may be a little different than other cases similar to this one.

Chillin' with Dylan—Today’s busy sports slate

June 12, 2014

    First of all, giving credit where it always seems to be due, Bellmont girls track has turned another successful season in to the history books and it can’t be overstated.
    In the last few seasons, it has been amazing to watch the program flourish with a combination of leadership, teamwork, and an abundance of good genes. These girls have worked so hard to make this school a respectable program despite it’s small size by comparison to perennial powers like Carroll, Homestead, and Northrop.

Chillin' with Dylan— Summer time, summer time...

June 5, 2014

    If you are over the age of 25 it is no secret just how fast time flies.
    This May was no exception as it seems like yesterday I was in full swing covering three high schools with very full sports schedules.
    Part of the swiftness had to do with the early exits from all three schools in softball and baseball. I think we as a community were spoiled by the recent success of Adams Central and the Braves’ baseball teams.

Hop's Heresy—Bellmont’s invite to team state

June 3, 2014

    Apparently, Bellmont's wrestling Braves are GOOD ENOUGH.
    It was announced recently by Trent McCormick, President of the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (and Yorktown mentor), that Bellmont has been invited to participate in the third annual coaches association dual team state tourney.

Just a Thought — Government broken? There are options

May 30, 2014

    Scandals, unemployment, poverty, education ... turn to any news channel and it would seem the negativity surrounding our country is nearly inescapable.
    A recent Gallop poll revealed 65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s system of government and how well it works. I  think that figure is low, based solely on my own little slice of the American Dream.

Kickin' it Around — Raise the minimum wage

May 29, 2014

    Earlier this year in his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama strongly endorsed raising the minimum wage, calling for an across-the-board increase to $10.10 from the current $7.25, a rate which has not changed since 2009.

Alone With J — Tout it, and they will come?

May 29, 2014

    On Sunday, hundreds of Adams County seniors will receive their sheepskins, culminating their long and challenging high school careers. They will head off into the world of adult-dom, pursuing gainful employment or taking a few months off before hitting the books this fall at the institution of higher learning of their choice.

Chillin' with Dylan—Squaws’ track and spring sports

May 13, 2014

    I was always taught in writing opinion pieces that if it’s been said before, don’t bother writing it again, but Bellmont’s track team is getting a little ridiculous.
    Forgive me for going on about the Squaws in particular for they just seem destined for greatness in the state tournament fast approaching.

Chillin' with Dylan— The NBA/Sterling discussion

April 30, 2014

    Let me break my month-long hiatus from writing to spill my thoughts on the recent NBA controversy.  Yes, I know. “Another NBA column?! Seriously?”
    This one is worth the conversation, though.
    It’s a funny world we find ourselves in with social media and opinions looming large. Donald Sterling found that out the hard way when he opened his mouth about his opinion on the black community.


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