Stanton’s contract is not worth the risks

On November 21, the Miami Marlins finalized a 13 year, $325 million contract with slugger Giancarlo Stanton, making it the largest contract in North American sports history. Stanton is seen as the face of the Marlins franchise but such a long and expensive contract is still not worth it, despite all he brings to the table. Look at Alex Rodriguez back in 2007. The Yankees signed him to a 10 year, $275 million contract and look where that brought him. A steroid scandal emerged and A-Rod’s health began deteriorating, leading to surgeries and a noticeable decline in his offensive performance. Now, this is not to accuse Stanton of taking performance-enhancement drugs but it does raise the issue of whether or not a player like him can stay healthy for the next 13 years, healthy enough so that the Marlins get what they are paying for. The thing about Stanton is that he has been relatively consistent since he started. If he can stay that way or even improve upon his performance, then it might be valid to say that he deserves big money.

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Marist registration: Worse than Hunger Games

Students are waking up at 7:00 a.m. to make sure they are ready for their assigned slot time. They carefully type in the correct course number. Some might experience a minor breakdown when they cannot get into that one class needed for their major. Within the next hour, dozens of students will be running like a maniac across campus with override forms for teachers to sign. Welcome to Registration Day, or as some call it, “The Hunger Games.”

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Clean up your act: Climate change is preventable

As humans we have an obligation to keep our world clean. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there have been scientific studies indicating that “extreme weather events are likely to become more frequent or more intense with human-induced climate change.” In the past 10 years alone, there have been a countless number of these events, including heat waves, cyclones, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Could all of these natural disasters have been prevented? I believe that many of them could.

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