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18 Predictions For 2018 by Mike Patton|Sports

Every year, the seemingly unpredictable things happen. Whether it be the Houston Astros winning the World Series or the Falcons dropping a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl, these type of things seem to happen every year and happened in 2017. While those things happen, there are those that try to set the tone and predict what could or could not happen as well. With that being said, here are The Sports Awakening’s 18 Predictions for 2018.


Nature’s Symphony | A Poem by A. C. Clark

Have you ever heard the symphony
outside your window pane? 
Or moved your body to the rhythm
of the percussion of the rain?


I Am A Black Man in America | A Poem by Jason Clark

I am a black man in America 
And I want my life to count 
My forefathers and mothers 
Fought for the many freedoms 
That we enjoy today
But still it feels like something’s feeling


from the Bodega – Part I| Short Story by Detrick Hughes (excerpt)



Phil’s Gonna Phil by Mike Patton

The New York Knicks did not have a bad offseason this year. They upgraded their point guard position with the acquisition of point guard Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls. And in upgrading that position, the Knicks got rid of Jose Calderon, whom the Knicks could not use, and Jerian Grant, whom it seemed like they did not believe in. Add in the addition of veteran guards Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings along with veteran center Joakim Noah and it looked like the Knicks were a playoff team.


Black Cotton by Arthur Cunningham-Clark | Poetry

Clear blue skies, fresh cut grass

water as clear as new made glass

curtains of lace, linens so fine


Union Bound | Movie Review by Cyrus Webb

“This is no way to be treated.”

Those words spoken by Robert Smith to Joseph Hoover in the film Union Bound are so ironic considering the setting they were spoken in—and the time in history in which the individuals lived.