Ben Ramirez

Ben Ramirez

Ben Ramirez is currently a freshman at the University of Missouri - Columbia, studying Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at bnramirez15@gmail.com.
This is the time to say #neveragain

This is the time to say #neveragain

In the days and weeks following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the country have begun to stand up and be loud. We are tired of seeing our peers killed and robbed of their futures. We are tired of...

Coach Matuszak has baseball down to a science

Coach Matuszak has baseball down to a science

Varsity baseball head coach Matthew Matuszak has the game down to a science, literally. A groundskeeper for the San Francisco Giants, he tends fields for a living, although he considers it a hobby. His unique approach is a welcomed change in the formula for success...

Steve Brevidoro has found his niche sports announcing

Steve Brevidoro has found his niche sports announcing

Students hear his voice bellow through the metal bleachers in John Elway Stadium on warm Friday nights in fall, echo through the league and city championship banners in Bryce Schurr Gymnasium during the winter, and enlighten spectators and players alike at Darryl...

One student’s long journey back from Tommy John surgery

One student’s long journey back from Tommy John surgery

Three pitches away from completing his unscheduled relief inning, the pain in his elbow was becoming more and more defined. The catcher’s glove popped with the next two pitches that went by. The third was a slider that got the strikeout and ended the inning, but his...

World Series caliber baseball is back in Los Angeles

World Series caliber baseball is back in Los Angeles

The upcoming World Baseball Classic (WBC) championship round is set to be held at Dodger Stadium at the end of March. The WBC being held in Los Angeles is nothing new for Angelenos, hosting the semifinals in 2009. However, for those of who are Dodgers fans, it is a...

The Cubs’ World Series win is bigger than baseball

The Cubs’ World Series win is bigger than baseball

As a fan of baseball, one cannot help but stand up, clap, and smile at the sight of the Chicago Cubs winning the National League (NL) Pennant and heading to the World Series. After not seeing the Fall Classic for 71 years, the Cubs finally came back to compete for a...

My message: Restore pride in diversity

My message: Restore pride in diversity

Dear future president, I want to live in a country where everyone is accepted. Dr. King said that people should not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. This is something that is not the case today, partially due to rhetoric,...

World Series caliber baseball is back in Los Angeles

Vin Scully may be retired, but his mark will always be felt

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ play-by-play broadcaster, Vin Scully, said goodbye to the job title he held for 67 years on Oct. 2. At 25 years old, Scully began his historic career in 1950 with the then Brooklyn Dodgers. This came a year after Jackie Robinson broke the...