Chieftain October 2017

BROTHER RICE V O L U M E 5 7, I S S U E 2 Chieftain O CTOBER 2017 Stand or Kneel? Take a Knee, Pay Attention To the Message Stand Up, Find a Better Way to Protest By Bobby Kunz Chieftain Staff “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry Truman As I’m sure you are aware, a hot topic today is kneeling for the national anthem. What started with Colin Kaepernick 14 months ago has moved from professional sports all the way down to high school teams. The “Stand or Kneel” debate has caught on nationwide. Former President Truman summed it up best: Millions of brave men have fought for our country and, without them, America wouldn’t be what it is today. Soldiers have done it for nothing except the love and pride of our country. See STAND on Page 2 NFL player Colin Kaepernick made headlines with his infamous kneel in 2016, and it has caught on in sports everywhere By Jake Riem Chieftain Staff In the last couple of weeks, we have taken notice of athletes making the deci- sion not to stand during the national anthem before each game. It makes everyone wonder just exactly why or how a player ever does this? It tests our ideals and shakes the nation on the topic of what is considered patriotic and what is not. Personally, I may never fully under- stand the struggles or hardships these players go through, but I do know that they are fi ghting for something on a larger scale. Since Colin Kaepernick’s infamous fi rst kneel last year, athletes are protesting social injustice and inequality for minorities across America. The play- ers are using their platform with the See KNEEL on Page 2 The Scariest Day in Rice History By Cole Gellatly Chieftain Staff The scariest day in Brother Rice history happened to me on Friday, Oct. 13. It all started at 7:20 a.m., when I was pulling into the Rice parking lot. As I got out of my car, there was a weird feeling in the air. Something seemed off, almost haunted. I walked into the building and the lights began to fl icker. I became even B R OTHE R R IC E H IG H S C H O O L C H I E F TA I N more spooked. As I continued my walk down the hallway, I saw Mr. King hunt- ing me down. I tried to escape, but his voice rose, startling me, and calling my name. Terrifi ed, I tried to make a run for it. Un- fortunately, I was caught and put into a 37-minute conversation about … I’m not sure. But it was, by far, the scariest P AGE 1 conversation I have ever taken part in. After an experience that will haunt me for a long time, I made my journey past the main offi ce. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a man in a plaid button-down with a bow tie. I remembered stories about this man. I found myself again making See SCARY STORY on Page 2 O C T O B E R 2017