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Max Katz-Balmes

Max Katz-Balmes has 10 articles published.

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Mayfield and Griffin lead storylines from the 2018 NFL draft

The 2018 NFL Draft came to a conclusion Saturday night when former SMU wide receiver Trey Quinn was selected by the Washington Redskins with the 256th overall pick. Traditionally, the draft’s storylines belong to early-round picks, but Quinn, 2018’s Mr. Irrelevant for being the last player chosen in the draft, is not as irrelevant as… Keep Reading

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Controversial Patrick Reed crowned champion at Augusta

On Sunday, with the sun setting on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club, The Masters Tournament crowned its newest champion. Over the course of four days, Patrick Reed, a controversial, brash, and cocky 27-year-old from Texas, proved the best of the elite 86-man field, finishing with a 1-under par 71 for a one-stroke… Keep Reading

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#16 UMBC stuns #1 Virginia

On March 16, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County pulled off the biggest upset in college basketball history, upsetting the University of Virginia 74-54 to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball tournament, a tournament accurately referred to as March Madness. 2018 marked… Keep Reading

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Students join with North Philadelphia community to solarize arts nonprofit

While last week’s break offered many Swarthmore students a well-deserved rest following midterm season, six students from the Serenity Soular project were working hard to bring environmental justice to North Philadelphia, a low-income but culturally rich community in the heart of the city. Founded in 2012, Serenity Soular is a collaborative project between North Philadelphia… Keep Reading

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Cavs dominate the NBA trade deadline

The 2018 NBA trade deadline came and went this past week, and despite being dominated by one team, the deadline certainly lived up to the hype. When the dust settled at the 3 p.m. deadline on Feb. 8, the three-time reigning Eastern Conference champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, had completely restructured their roster, although little else… Keep Reading

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Analyzing the World Cup draw

On Dec. 1st, soccer fans from all corners of the globe gathered around their televisions to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw, held at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. For many, the World Cup is more than just a soccer tournament. Because it is the most watched sporting event in the world,… Keep Reading

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Analyzing the first month of the NBA season

As the 2017-2018 NBA season nears the conclusion of its first month, several unexpected and exciting storylines are emerging. In the Eastern Conference, only three of last year’s NBA Playoffs participants would make the postseason if the season ended today (Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, and Toronto Raptors). In fact, the three-time reigning Eastern Conference champions,… Keep Reading

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