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New Delta College baseball field nears completion

New Delta College baseball field nears completion

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Additional reporting by Zach Parfeniuk UNIVERSITY CENTER — As Delta’s baseball players and coaches compete this season, they continue to make the trek to Wickes Park in Saginaw for practice and games, as they have for every season up until now. Finally, the team will be provided with a new stadium on main campus, directly adjacent […]

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Frustrated Fan: Being a sports fan in Michigan crushes spirits

Frustrated Fan: Being a sports fan in Michigan crushes spirits

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Dear Michiganders, It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? It’s been a struggle for every one of our sports teams. The Tigers finished horribly, the Red Wings missed playoffs for the second year in a row and the Lions just chose to be the Lions. Luckily, we have the Pistons to thank for giving us a […]

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Frustrated Fan: LeBron drowns in hate from Lakers fans

Frustrated Fan: LeBron drowns in hate from Lakers fans

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Dear Lakers Fans, Another year in the books for all of you, and not even a playoff berth to show for it. Yikes. As a Pistons fan, I can relate a little bit to your pain. Both of our teams have been somewhat stagnant for the last couple years. But the reason I feel bad for […]

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Delta College softball comes out swinging

Delta College softball comes out swinging

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. The Delta College softball team has been able to get into the swing of things early, starting the season 15-6 and beginning their conference play with a 6-0 record after beating Henry Ford four times and Alpena twice. This Delta College softball team has shown already that they’re a force to be reckoned with. The success […]

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Who’s new on the Detroit Lions?

Who’s new on the Detroit Lions?

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. As free agency in the National Football League cools down, this year has definitely been the most memorable free agency in recent years. With multiple household names switching teams including the likes of Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and, last but not least, Odell Beckham Jr., the 2019-2020 season warrants excitement before it really begins! As a […]

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NCAA commercial glorifies student-athletes

NCAA commercial glorifies student-athletes

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. The National College Athletic Association, the organization responsible for most college-level athletics, recently released a new advertisement showing the life of a student-athlete. In this commercial, which lasts 30 seconds, the student is shown waking up early, going for a light jog and then, among other things, playing in a basketball game. His day ends with […]

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The Delta Collegiate travels to the College Media Association

The Delta Collegiate travels to the College Media Association

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. As many students traveled to more tropical climates for spring break, the Collegiate staff boarded their flight to the Big Apple to attend the College Media Association’s Spring Conference in New York City. The College Media Association’s New York conference is the largest gathering of student journalists in the world, with over 1,200 attendees from around […]

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Frustrated Fan: America’s pastime is past its time

Frustrated Fan: America’s pastime is past its time

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Dear Rob Manfred, Man, things are not looking good for you. As commisioner of the MLB, things aren’t as sweet as they once were. Once heralded as a significant part of America’s culture, baseball is now the little guy on the block. According to Statista, baseball viewership pales in comparison to that of the NFL and […]

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Ash Wednesday leaves its mark on more than just Christians

Ash Wednesday leaves its mark on more than just Christians

By Michael Piwowarski and Joe Thornton NEW YORK — When walking through the city streets, it may have seemed that more people than usual had their foreheads marked with an ash cross on Ash Wednesday, a popular Christian holiday that signifies the start of the Lenten season. Is this because of a sudden spike in New Yorkers finding their faith? Was […]

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Pioneers settle in for rest of the season

Pioneers settle in for rest of the season

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. With the Delta College men’s basketball team having more than half of the season in the books, this team finds themselves in an uphill battle against themselves, their competition and the elements to attain victory. Currently holding a record of 11-5, the Pioneers sit at seventh in the standings out of the nine teams in the […]

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