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Enough with the participation trophies

ERIN MADDEN SPORTS EDITOR I used to play a lot of sports when I was younger. Peewee soccer until fourth grade. Volleyball from fourth through eighth grade. Tee-ball all the way up to “big girl” fast pitch softball. Heck, I…

SPORTS COLUMN: A year in review

Erin Madden

BY ERIN MADDEN STAFF WRITER Faith. Virtue. Knowledge. Self-Control. These are the pillars on which Franciscan University athletics prides itself in building its programs. You can even see that phrase located on our website. I think we can add another…

“Peace with Palestine” was political posturing

BY JOSH MERLO LIBERAL COLUMNIST Recently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected following a contentious campaign. However, the return of Israel’s polarizing leader – whose relationship with President Obama might be called less than cordial – has been overshadowed…