The Orion

Nike, a force to be reckoned with

Nike, a force to be reckoned with

Rachael Bayuk

September 27, 2018

The United States was founded by immigrants, it was born out of protest and fueled by blood. Today, Americans seem so to quickly forget our violent past. We treat the flag like it is the most important symbol of them all, yet we forget what it stands for. We are supposed to be the land of the free....

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

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Patrick Pace

September 18, 2017

Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL for taking a stand against police brutality. Everyone knows he should be on an NFL team. Though he only started 12 games last season, he scored 18 touchdowns and only threw four interceptions. He threw for 2,241 yards last season, the third most of...

League stands against Kaepernick

Kenta Mcafee

October 16, 2016

The NFL had major movements this season, with Twitter now streaming live games and a new $100 million concussion initiative. Despite the success they've enjoyed, there's still one problem they have yet to tackle: kneeling at sports games. Colin Kaepernick started the movement earlier this year when he chose to kneel during the national anthem at a 49er's...

Sitting down to stand up

Patrick Pace

September 8, 2016

I'm not mad at Colin Kaepernick. On Aug. 26 before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, The quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers decided to sit down during the national anthem. Kaepernick gave his reasoning, saying that he did not want to "stand up to show pride in a flag for a country...

Sports stars get off easy

Matt Murphy

April 22, 2014

A certain Bay Area athlete, perhaps you've heard of Colin Kaepernick, has been in a bit of hot water lately. Or maybe he's in no trouble at all. This is the nature of incident reports — something, or nothing, may be wrong. Kaepernick was named in along with two other NFL players. After a woman ...

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