LeBron Opens His I Promise School

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LeBron James has achieved many great things thus far throughout his 15-year career. However, James has claimed that opening the new I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio is perhaps his greatest achievement yet. James stated via Twitter: “The jitters before the first day of school are real right now!!! Tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest moments (if not the greatest) of my life when we open the #IPROMISE School. This skinny kid from Akron who missed 83 days of school in the 4th grade…

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Doing Something May be Worse Than Doing Nothing

As the World Soccer Championship comes to a close with the final game to be played on Sunday, July 15th between Croatia and France, it is likely the champion will be crowned after surviving penalty kicks. Several of the quarter and semi-final games were decided as such and we witnessed the goalie trying to position himself advantageously as to best anticipate the ball trajectory. Most goalies dive left or right with few (or none) staying put in the center. But does moving off center lead to better outcomes? Counterintuitive as…

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Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

This past Friday I had the privilege to see the new Marvel movie Ant-man and the Wasp on opening night. I really enjoyed the prequel, Ant-Man, so I went into this one with high expectations. And let me tell you, this movie did not let me down. In fact, it exceeded my expectations and was even better than the first one. From an engaging plot to great character and relationship development to an ominous credit scene, this Marvel movie really had it all. It had the perfect balance of action…

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LeBron to LA More About Film Than Ball

The beginning of July marked the end of the LeBron free agency drama, as he signed a 4-year, $154 million dollar deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team continued signing players throughout the night to play alongside James, and will push to add at least 1 more star player for James to utilize. However, while most speculated the transaction was all about basketball, some would argue that the greatest attraction to playing for the Lakers is his other career: film. LeBron has always expressed his desire to be in…

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What Were Our Founding Fathers’ Favorite Foods and Beverages?

As our nation celebrated the Fourth of July with displays of patriotic colors and festive firework shows, many families and friends also gathered to enjoy such staples as hamburgers, hot dogs, corn, and french fries. Dessert most likely consisted of watermelon and ice cream. Beverages of choice were undoubtedly soda and beer. When celebrating the birth of America, it is interesting to compare current popular Fourth of July meals with what the nation’s Founding Fathers ate and drank in the late 18th century. The Founding Fathers definitely ate locally-grown foods as…

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