Danny New

Give baseball a swing
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Give baseball a swing

With March Madness’s finale upon us, many are struggling to fill the hole in their schedule as they cry about the atrocious series finale of “How I Met Your Mother” and laugh about the upcoming NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. (Prediction: the eighth-seed’s win percentage will be A-Rod’s batting average last year.) In order to fill…

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March brackets are pure madness

It’s almost that time of year again. All that matters is luck and the crafty art of randomness. For those not aware, the best postseason in sports, the NCAA Basketball Tournament, is approaching, and there are important playoff brackets to be selected. Across the nation, people of all demographics will overthink hundreds of matchups that…

Opinion

Open athlete tackles door to social progress

University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam recently announced he’s gay, potentially making him the first current openly gay NFL athlete. And all I can say is, “Finally!” Finally, the NFL will have its first openly gay competitor still currently playing, which would be a huge step for the league. Of course, this is only…

Super Bowl to feature a frozen football frenzy
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Super Bowl to feature a frozen football frenzy

We New Jersey folks are very proud of our state. What exactly we are proud of, I am not sure, but it at least includes “The Sopranos” and Bruce Springsteen’s house, a.k.a. my favorite trick-or-treat destination. This year, my beloved home state will be hosting its first Super Bowl. According to AccuWeather, the temperature is…

Opinion

Embrace the miracle of Thanksgivukkah

As a Jewish American, I have had the pleasure of celebrating both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah each year. But for the only time in my life, these two holidays will fall on the same day. I might not live long enough to experience it again because I’m still waiting on Harry to come back with my…

Baton girl twirls into students’ hearts
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Baton girl twirls into students’ hearts

Now that our football team has lost Bowl Championship Series (BCS) hopes, many fans are wondering whether to attend the final home game against Virginia. Though I think supporting our athletes’ valiant efforts is a proper reason, I have an even better one: Lindsey Finkel. Some of you know her as “Baton Girl” or “Fire…

Halloween Horror Nights completes a spooky weekend
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Halloween Horror Nights completes a spooky weekend

I thought mutant ducks would be the scariest organisms I’d ever encounter when I first arrived in Coral Gables. What could possibly be more grotesque than a duck with red beads protruding from its beak? But then, I went to Halloween Horror Nights — the scare-fest at Universal Studios. The second I got there, that’s when I…

Miami is a win-win
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Miami is a win-win

For the record, Miami has a lot more to offer than just beaches, chimichangas and female chongas. However, whenever Northeasterners (myself included) inform an adult that we are attending the University of Miami, all they hear is, “Oh, so you just want to party in college.” Because it’s not like the Northeast has big party…

“Has Anyone Seen My Footy Pajamas?” Inaugural Address
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“Has Anyone Seen My Footy Pajamas?” Inaugural Address

Hello everyone, and welcome to Has Anyone Seen my Footy Pajamas? My name is Danny New, and sometimes I get worried that my knee-high white socks aren’t earning me enough “cred” on the basketball court. This blog is different than any you have seen. Most are centered on trying to give a good impression and…

Weightlifting possible for the gym novice
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Weightlifting possible for the gym novice

At the Wellness Center, you’ll find tall people, small people, and people who can eat all of those people. By this, I am of course referring to the ginormous behemoths who rule over UM’s fitness realm with bulging arms and youth small T-shirts.However, the weight room is not limited to uncomfortably muscular wildebeests. There are…

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