WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Who knows if there was ever a more assumed finals matchup than what is supposed to be this year’s championship series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. However, the game is played for a reason. Every fan of a team involved in this year’s chase is allowed […]
Author: Mike Benedetto
Westbrook for MVP
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Russell Westbrook has made history. 42 triple doubles in a season, to surpass Oscar Robertson for the record of most triple doubles in a season. Westbrook leaves it all on the court every single night. The MVP talk has been about James Harden on the Houston Rockets, Kawhi Leonard of […]
All Star Weekend 2017 Wrap Up
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – From February 17 to the 19, the NBA sponsored the All Star Weekend 2017 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The action packed weekend marks the halfway point of the season. The All Star game allows athletes to be voted in by the fans, players, and the media, to compete in […]
David Ortiz is Sticking to Retirement
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Red Sox fans entering the 2017 season must feel the same way Yankees fans felt taking on the 2015 season. On opening day of 2015, it was exciting to know baseball was finally back, but unfortunately it meant the “Captain” Derek Jeter, was not going to grace the field again. This event has […]
Helping the Homeless is Easier Than You Think
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – As I walk out of the concert venue doors, and the blaring music begins to fade, I cannot help but notice all of the people wrapped in blankets, sleeping out on the cold, frigid streets of New York City. As I hopped on the train that would take me back […]
"Black Lives Matter" or "All Lives Matter"?
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a movement that began after Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager, was murdered by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman. According to their website, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi created the group as a “call to action for Black people” and as “a response to the anti-Black racism that […]
Movie Review: "Criminal"
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–The only thing criminal about the movie “Criminal” is the fact that I spent an hour and 53 minutes on this R-rated roller coaster, only to check my watch over and over again. In the film, fallen CIA agent Bill Pope’s (Ryan Reynolds) memories are fused into the brain of Jericho Stewart (Kevin […]
A Glimpse into "The Life of Pablo"
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Amongst all of the ridiculous rants and outbursts made by the self-proclaimed “most important living artist,” Kanye West has released a body of work titled “The Life Of Pablo” that will undoubtedly be taken seriously for an Album of the Year nominee. “The album definitely lived up to the hype and was […]
A Year in Review for Hip-Hop
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–“This year was by far the best year for hip-hop music,” said junior Natorye Miller. 2015 truly was a blockbuster year, where anyone who was anyone released music. Without a doubt it was a special year for the hip-hop genre in particular. There were many new faces that were able to make a […]