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Trash Talk: 2022 Denver Broncos draft profile: Nik Bonitto

Trash Talk: 2022 Denver Broncos draft profile: Nik Bonitto

Chase Hontz, Collegian Columnist May 4, 2022

The 2022 NFL Draft certainly did not offer the same high level of intrigue for Denver Broncos fans as in years past. This is due to the fact that almost all of the Broncos’ premium picks for this year’s...

Sonny Perdue is sworn in as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with his wife Mary Ruff and family at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. April 25, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Preston Keres via Wikimedia Commons)

Hontz: Congress must act to uphold public trust in the Supreme Court

Chase Hontz, Collegian Columnist April 24, 2022
In the 232-year history of the United States Supreme Court, only one Supreme Court justice has ever been impeached. Despite this historical hesitancy of the American government to impeach justices, it’s becoming excruciatingly clear that Congress should act to hold Justice Clarence Thomas accountable for his recent actions.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) of the Pittsburgh Steelers jogs on field prior to a game Sept. 29, 2008. (Photo courtesy of Andy via Wikimedia Commons)

Hontz: The NFL upholds rape culture

Chase Hontz, Collegian Columnist April 5, 2022
The NFL is certainly no stranger to controversy. Through the actions of superstars such as Antonio Brown, Kareem Hunt, Ben Roethlisberger, Ezekiel Elliott and more, the league seems to turn out scandals like a well-oiled machine at this point. Most recently, the NFL oversaw the conclusion of its latest — and arguably largest — superstar controversy.
Javonte Williams (33) runs the ball against the Washington Football Team at Empower Field, Denver, Colorado, Oct 31st, 2021. (Photo by All-Pro Reels via Wikimedia Commons)

Trash Talk: Denver Broncos making moves; where do they go from here?

Chase Hontz, Collegian Columnist March 22, 2022
As a follow-up to my previous article, "The Denver Broncos: 5 years of irrelevance," I now provide an updated outlook for how the Broncos should proceed in free agency.
Hontz: The Ukraine invasion shows how fractured U.S. conservatism is

Hontz: The Ukraine invasion shows how fractured U.S. conservatism is

Chase Hontz, Collegian Columnist March 7, 2022
On Feb. 24, the Russian militarily initiated an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Orders for this invasion were delivered by longtime Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin, an autocratic leader who’s known for ruling with an iron fist, is no stranger to orchestrating unprovoked attacks on neighboring territories. In fact, the Russian military has conducted a number of similar operations in recent years. Such operations include the country’s invasions of both Crimea in 2014 and the country of Georgia in 2008.
(Graphic illustration by Elliot Stemen | The Collegian)

MLB is stuck in its own way: The death of a national pastime

Chase Hontz, Collegian Columnist February 22, 2022

Proudly touted as “America’s national pastime," Major League Baseball has fallen a long way in recent decades. The sport that has long been considered a staple of American society has significantly...

(Graphic Illustration by Charles Cohen | The Collegian)

Hontz: Media personalities have an ongoing war with truth

Chase Hontz, Collegian Columnist February 8, 2022
Following the emergence and sustained spread of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, our nation has been hit with a slew of complex issues stemming from the deadly disease. No issue has been more prominent and dangerous than the spread of COVID-19 misinformation that has seemingly become common practice for attention-seeking media personalities across the country. Two years into this unprecedented health crisis, it seems that many among the media have taken it upon themselves to act as self-declared medical experts. There are no two better current examples of this than Fox News host Tucker Carlson and immensely popular podcaster Joe Rogan.
Dont Look Up: A disturbingly accurate parody of US society

‘Don’t Look Up’: A disturbingly accurate parody of US society

Chase Hontz, Arts and Culture Reporter February 3, 2022

Over the course of his career, director Adam McKay has proven that he is not one to shy away from bold social or political commentary. While many know him best for his mindless and hysterical classic...

Students for Trump stickers on the Students for Trump table Nov. 3. “I know it’s a controversial image for us to have,” co-founder and Vice President Gabby Reichardt said. “But it is really a place for people to come and talk those issues out, those social issues, the way they want to vote and really tease out some of those conversations, since it can get a little hostile in other areas of campus.” (Lucy Morantz | The Collegian)

Hontz: Trump left an everlasting effect on American politics

Chase Hontz, Collegian Columnist January 24, 2022
Thursday will mark the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Adding to the date’s significance, Jan. 20 also marks one full year from the official end of what was arguably the most disastrous presidency in American history. When Former-President Donald Trump vacated the White House almost exactly one year ago from today, many Americans hoped and believed his chaotic reign over the nation’s politics had finally come to an abrupt end. Any chance of Trump maintaining control over the Republican Party likely diminished due to the Capitol insurrection following his accusations of widespread voter fraud only two weeks prior to leaving office. 
(Graphic illustration by Elliot Stemen | The Collegian)

The Denver Broncos: 5 years of irrelevance

Chase Hontz December 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is opinion based content that reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. On Feb. 7, 2016, the...

Dr. Juan Belardinelli micropipettes a solution for COVID-19 research in the microbiology building March 4. Dr. Belardinelli is a research scientist working on a variety of projects, including COVID-19 research. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

Hontz: Science is not a debate; get the vaccine

Chase Hontz November 3, 2021
By this point, we are unfortunately all too familiar with the wide variety of nonsensical rallying cries adopted by the anti-vaxxer community — shouts of "The government can’t tell me what to do," or "I won’t be a sheep. I need to do my own research." — but what the hell do they actually mean? Nearly two years and over 745,000 deaths into the deadliest pandemic in American history, our country is still being held back by those who refuse to take the coronavirus seriously. 
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