Author Archives: Brad Manock

Why Do People Care About Sports?

By: Brad Manock

         pod2   I was never really interested in sports while growing up. When my family would be watching football games on Sundays, I would be in another room playing video games. Many people follow at least one sports league, often a couple. These teams that participate in these sports leagues have nothing to do with the individual viewers. People often say “we did it” or “we are not doing well this year” even though they have no impact on the results. So why do people follow sports? That is what I will be discussing in this article.

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Why Wednesdays Should Be Added to the Weekend

By: Brad Manock

         calander   Most people recognize two days as being part of the weekend “Saturday” and “Sunday.” Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a third day? Most people would choose either Monday or Friday as the third day of the weekend. However I would choose Wednesday. This would create a break in the middle of the week and make it so that there is never three work days in a row. Sure it would not be the week”END” at that point, but I don’t have a better word for it so I will refer to it as the weekend. In this article I will attempt to make a case for Wednesday to be added as an official day of the weekend.

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Learning About Race the Hard Way

By: Brad Manock

         race   Parents will usually talk to their kids at some point about sex, also known as “the talk.” But they never talk about race, they do not discuss how other people have different skin colors and different cultures and how you are expected to act around these different people. Long story short, I thought “black people” and “Mexicans” were the exact same thing until I was a freshman in high school, 14 years old. How did this happen? How did I find out the truth? That is what I will be discussing in this article.

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