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Oscars 101

February 12, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Brooke Biggins
Every year, the Oscars generates all kinds of talk. People are curious to see which movie will win an award or if this will be the year Leonardo DiCaprio finally gets his trophy. …

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Mock Draft: Part One

February 12, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Weidman

The following article is a mock draft in which I paired ten of the top college graduates pursuing a career in the National Football League, with an NFL team. The actual draft will take place this April.

OT – Offensive Tackle

OLB – Outside Linebacker

DE – Defensive End

CB – Cornerback

WR – Wide Receiver

1. Tennessee Titans, Laremy Tunsil (OT) Ole Miss

Tunsil is an absolute freak athlete, standing at 6-5, 305 pounds. Tunsil is without a doubt the best draft prospect in the class, miles ahead of the next talented offensive lineman. Drafting Tunsil, the Titans would be able to move Taylor Lewan to his natural position of right tackle, replacing Byron Bell, and with Chance Warmack at right guard, the Titans will be able to run the ball with ease. The Titans would be a Center away from having the best offensive line in the NFL.

Second Choice: Joey Bosa

2. Cleveland Browns, Joey Bosa (OLB/DE) Ohio State

Bosa stands at 6-5, 275 pounds which would give him the ability to play as an edge rusher in Cleveland’s 3-4 defense and to line up as a 3-4 DE. Bosa’s college career was ended prematurely in the Fiesta Bowl, as he was ejected in the first half for targeting, but that does not take away from the fact that Bosa is the most talented defensive player in the draft.

Second Choice: Jared Goff

3. San Diego Chargers, Jalen Ramsey (CB) FSU

The Chargers desperately need an upgrade in their secondary. Brandon Flowers did not look impressive at all and will most likely be gone next season. Patrick Robinson, who took over for Flowers after he was put on IR, is a free agent and will also most likely not be retained.

Second Choice: Vernon Haregraves

4. Dallas Cowboys, Myles Jack (LB) UCLA

The Cowboys’ defense is awful, and even with a healthy Tony Romo, this team probably still misses the playoffs. Sean Lee and Rolando McClain are good players but can’t stay on the field. Jack reminds me of rookie Shaq Thompson with his play style. Jack is a hard hitter and enduring, something that the Cowboys need.

Second Choice: Jared Goff

5. Jacksonville Jaguars, Vernon Hargreaves (CB) Florida

The front seven for the Jaguars is fine, especially with Dante Fowler ready to go next season. However, the secondary isn’t good. Davon House and Aaron Colvin aren’t worthy of being a #1 corner in the NFL. If the Jaguars can shore up the secondary, they stand a better chance in the AFC South.

Second Choice: Eli Apple

6. Baltimore Ravens, Laquon Treadwell (WR) Ole Miss

Joe Flacco desperately needs a solid receiver. Steve Smith is recovering from an Achilles’ heel injury while Breshad Perriman did not play and was not an impressive prospect to begin with. If the Ravens are going to contend against the Bengals and Steelers, their offense needs an overhaul. Treadwell isn’t a freak athlete, only 6-3 and 216 pounds, but he’s a dynamic playmaker.

Second Choice: Ronnie Stanley

7. San Francisco 49ers, Ronnie Stanley (OT) Notre Dame

Whether it’s Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, or a rookie that is under center (in the shotgun) for the 49ers in Chip Kelly’s offense, he will need some protection. I believe Ronnie Stanley is the most NFL-ready offensive lineman in the draft. He can slide in at left tackle immediately and move Joe Staley over to right tackle where he is better off. Stanley is a future All-Pro lineman.

Second Choice: DeForest Buckner

8. Miami Dolphins, Mackensie Alexander (CB) Clemson

Despite their needs on the offensive line, the Dolphins biggest hole on their team last year was finding a cornerback opposite of Brent Grimes. Bobby McCain shined at times, but was raw as a rookie, and Brice McCain and Jamar Taylor are complete garbage. Alexander will fit in nicely in the Dolphins’ defense, and when Brent Grimes is inevitably done, which could be in a couple years, Alexander will be the future of the Dolphins’ secondary.

Second Pick: DeForest Buckner

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DeForest Buckner (DE) Oregon

Bucker is the best defensive lineman in the draft, and the Bucs have a huge hole in their defensive line. Bucker could play anywhere on the line but will likely play as a DT in Tampa’s 4-3 defense. Lining Bucker up next to Gerald McCoy is a nightmare for any offensive line.

Second Pick: Taylor Decker

10. New York Giants, Shaq Lawson (DE) Clemson

The Giants pass rush is terrible. The Giants were dead last in total defense last year and were 30th in the NFL in sacks, recording just 23 total sacks as a team. Lawson is a huge playmaker and with the Giants facing some of the best offensive lines all year (Philadelphia, Dallas), Lawson is a must need for this Giants’ team.

Opinion – What’s Up with Gun Control?

February 12, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment
Opinion – What’s Up with Gun Control?

by Grace Beight
Umpqua, Ore. Chicago, Ill. San Bernardino, Calif. What do all three of these cities have in common? A mass shooting incident occurred in each one of them in 2015. Now how is it …

Boycotting the Oscars

February 1, 2016 – 9:12 pm | No Comment
Boycotting the Oscars

By Brooke Biggins
For the second consecutive year, no African American or ethnic minority actors have been nominated in any of the four Oscar acting categories.
A controversy has arisen once the Oscar nominations for the 2016 …

January 16, 2016 – 12:22 am | No Comment

The Most Interesting Person in Your Neighborhood
Dr. Jeff Peck
Frankly, my life is rather routine. Some might call it boring. I don’t jump out of airplanes, climb mountains or dive into caves. I haven’t hiked the …

Election Update

January 16, 2016 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Election Update

Election Update
Opinion by Andrew Weidman
           If you read the last election article published in the Sounding Board, you’ll have found out that there are four major candidates for the 2016 presidency: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, …

Paranoia Winner: Benjamin Tucker

December 11, 2015 – 4:02 am | No Comment
Paranoia Winner: Benjamin Tucker

By Maycee Davis
Assassins, a game consisting of water guns and hide-and-seek, has been played at Grace College for a while, but switching the name to Paranoia and changing the game’s goal was a GSO/SAB team …

New Worship Arts Degree Debuts Fall 2016

December 2, 2015 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
New Worship Arts Degree Debuts Fall 2016

By Melissa Sorensen
The Grace College Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts is in the process of transitioning into the addition of another degree option: the Worship Arts degree. Classes for the degree will begin …

New Dorm on Grace Campus

December 2, 2015 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
New Dorm on Grace Campus

By Andrew Weidman
Move over Lofts and the Lodge! Soon, neither of you will be recognized as the new dorm on Grace College campus. In case you haven’t noticed, which I find highly impossible, a new …

A Christ-like Response to Politics

November 23, 2015 – 9:55 pm | No Comment
A Christ-like Response to Politics

By Destiny Blake
The election process is in full swing as the presidential candidates battle it out to prove to the United States of America that they should be the next president. While that is very …

Christmas Family Traditions

November 22, 2015 – 7:47 pm | No Comment
Christmas Family Traditions

Did you read our article about family Christmas traditions? What is your family’s unique Christmas tradition?

Volume 62 Issue 6

November 18, 2015 – 10:20 pm | No Comment
Volume 62 Issue 6

Volume 62 Issue 6

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