By: Alex Sheehan and Cole Tincher, Business Reporters
On August 14, 2017, Colin Kaepernick kneeled for the first time. The first couple times it went unnoticed. But on August 26, his pre season debut, it was noticed for the first time. Tate Adams, a student at CMS, said, “It is disrespectful to our country and to the people who served in our military and fought for our country. When he kneels for the flag he thinks he is standing up for something, but he's actually standing against something.” Some believe by kneeling he is disrespecting the flag and those who have fought for our country, but others think that he is standing against racism.
At the beginning of the season, last year, he was released, and this off season he was a free agent. Little did everyone know that he was being paid by Nike, and that is when the advertisement “Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything” came out. Many were raged by this and the #JustBurnIt was made shortly after the ad was released. Their stock dropped to an all time low and some felt their boycott was working. Nike lost an estimated $3.75 billion after this! Now Nike’s stock is back to normal. The AD with Colin Kaepernick caused lots of memes to come out, in protest against it.
This is an example of a meme about the Nike advertisement. A few years ago, the Seattle Seahawks had a dominate running back, Marshawn Lynch, with only a few yards to go all they had to do was give Lynch the ball and they win the game. The next play they decide to pass and get the ball intercepted. They gave up the Super Bowl, and a couple years later this meme came out.
By:Matthew Orr and Josh Nelson
Mrs. Wesely is the principal at CMS and has served in that role for seven years. Mrs. Wesely said, “I wanted to be a teacher because I liked to help other kids in my neighborhood.” She also liked school a lot, and her favorite subject was band. When she went into college, she was in the marching band.
When Mrs. Wesely was in school, she said that she didn’t want to be a teacher, but when she went to college she decided she wanted to work in schools. She has enjoyed each and everyday learning about new kids and she hopes to learn about even more kids down the road from now.