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5 Great Adventure Podcasts

5 Great Adventure Podcasts

If you commute, work out, or spend too much time on paperwork, you probably know firsthand how wonderful podcasts can be. Offering entertaining stories to everyone with an interest and an Internet connection, these online radio shows have enjoyed a crest of popularity...
Considering Women in Sports Journalism

Considering Women in Sports Journalism

If you haven’t heard about Chloe Kim yet, you’re missing out on an American treasure. The 17-year old snowboarder from California stole the slopes at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, having effectively won gold during her very first run on the women’s...
5 Female Athletes Who Inspired In 2017

5 Female Athletes Who Inspired In 2017

Mo’Ne Davis When Mo’Ne Davis is pitching, being told that you “throw like a girl” is a compliment. At the age of 13, Davis was already pitching 70 MPH fastballs; by 15, she was taking the Little League World Series field by storm. Mo’Ne’s incredible strides as the...
Preserving Our Rivers: Preventing Pipeline Expansion in New York State

Preserving Our Rivers: Preventing Pipeline Expansion in New York State

When the sun dips below the horizon, we don’t think twice (if even once!) about flipping our light switches on. Our energy usage patterns have become instincts to follow, rather than decisions to consider. What we too often forget in our daily power consumption is that our power isn’t fueled by magic, but environmentally damaging natural gas.

Eroding Away: Current Threats to Our Public Land

Eroding Away: Current Threats to Our Public Land

There’s something almost regal about the soaring, untouched cliffs that await visitors in Bear Ears. Located in the heart of San Juan County in Utah, Bear Ears represents one of the last expanses of natural beauty and cultural preserve unimpacted by the...
If Not Now, When? The Politics of Taking a Knee

If Not Now, When? The Politics of Taking a Knee

The first time that Colin Kaepernick sat on the bench during the national anthem, his quiet act of protest attracted little attention. It was only later, when his symbolic decision to withhold turned into a more visible kneel during pre-game ceremonies, that he began to attract the nation’s attention – and ire. Kaepernick’s peaceful protests began as attempts to draw attention to the rampant racial injustice and violent oppression of people of color across America, and have since sparked nationwide conversation not only about racism, but also about the right to protest. While Kaepernick’s actions have been met with an outpouring of support from his fellow players, fans, and even politicians, others have derided his choice to protest as un-American, disrespectful, and inappropriate for the football field. As someone who wholly stands behind Kaepernick and his efforts to draw attention to the crises our nation currently faces, I wonder whether these critics have fully considered the nuanced symbolism of the players’ decisions to take a knee during the anthem – and I would ask: If not now, when? If not us, who?

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This is the first post on Camille Duvall’s website dedicated to her career as an athlete and her ongoing interests in women’s sports.