Alexis Rogers, Temple University
In light of a new policy for the National Football League, controversy surrounding kneeling during the National Anthem continues.
Erin Alexander, Middle Tennessee State University
The league’s controversial decision to ban the protest might just lead to further political activism.
Elise Bortz, New York University
Recent incidents with football players kneeling during the national anthem have people questioning one of the oldest pieces of U.S. history.
The singer’s husky, tonally curious version of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ left audiences laughing, gawking and fuming all at once.
Gabriella Evans, Northern Arizona University
By changing the language to include women, Canada’s gender-neutral national anthem has taken a step to rectify its patriarchal vestiges.
Miguel Robles, University of Colorado Denver
Politically active athletes have a long line of history of not remaining silent, and Colin Kaepernick is no exception.
Kevin Cordon, University of California at Irvine
The responses to Colin Kaepernick’s protest are teaching us plenty about the American people.
Daniel Enjamio, Santa Fe College
After all, protests are meant to disturb the status quo.
Yasser Ali Nasser, Oxford College
In the words of Jefferson, ‘A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.’
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