Josh Valdez


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OPINION

VALDEZ: Streaming wars will soon change how viewers consume media

Streaming is the future. You know it. I know it. We all know it. The sooner everyone accepts it, the better. I promise you that no streaming company is paying me to say this. I am just here to say the sobering truth. The convenience of binge-watching in bed has replaced the classic experience of the movie theater.

OPINION

VALDEZ: Competition of NCAA is more thrilling than NBA

If you follow sports in any capacity, then you are aware of Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils. The combination of a legendary men’s basketball program with one of the most hyped NBA draft prospects in recent memory is enough to be in the news constantly. It felt like ESPN was posting about them on Instagram every 10 minutes. So much so, in fact, that people in the comments section started saying things like, “What did Zion eat for breakfast?” and “What time did he brush his teeth this morning?” 

OPINION

VALDEZ: We must curb outrage, keep it in perspective

Everyone was in shock. I looked around the classroom and saw people’s confused expressions. Nobody could believe what was happening. A student was standing on the table screaming. That is right, a college student was yelling at the top of her lungs during the middle of class.

OPINION

VALDEZ: Grammys are hollow honors for rap music

Throughout the history of mankind, people have craved validation. When someone was being crowned king in ancient times, they were being validated by their people. They were considered by the general population to have the leadership skills necessary for the job. The same thing happens when athletes win championships, or a new president gets elected. Thanks to their hard work, these select individuals have been recognized and celebrated as high-performing members of their respective professions. Who would not enjoy this coveted honor?

OPINION

VALDEZ: We must recognize greatness when due

This past Sunday, Feb. 3, my roommates and I were sitting in our living room, fixated on the TV. We were witnessing a familiar sight. It was the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, and the Patriots were winning. Different season, same story. Even though the game was close, we all knew what was likely to happen. 

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