January Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome to the first Rule Your Nation Awards of 2016! We have a fighters’ edition this month including two professional boxers, an olympian judoka, and a Muay Thai specialist who has practiced  an encyclopedia’s worth of martial arts.  First, introducing professional boxer, Melissa Mcmorrow. Melissa Mcmorrow Where did you grow up? I grew up in…

Achilla Johnson will be a different woman in Book Three.

Achilla Johnson will sport a new look in the third installment of the Nephilim Chronicles, but that will not be her only change.  I know you want some spoilers, and you’re not getting the title or cover just yet, but I will discuss one aspect of Johnson’s character development.  Her mastery of hand-to-hand combat will…

2016: The Year of Love

Ruling your nation with love should be everyone’s goal for 2016. I asked a few people what they thought was the greatest expression of love. At first, I received answers that involved acts of service,  such as breakfast in bed or washing the car.  Others said they preferred physical touch, and still others believed in…

December Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome to the last Rule Your Nation Awards for 2015! This year was pretty amazing, and December’s group is no different.  Today I present four stories of determination that will inspire you to do great things. Let’s get started. Haley Viloria Where are you from? I grew up in Sonoma County, California. Were you athletic…

The Brattin Bill: promoting silence as concession.

Last week, Missouri state representative Rick Brattin proposed a bill that  revoked athletic scholarships from student-athletes who protested, or supported protesting, by sitting out a game. Though he withdrew the bill on Dec. 16, the message the bill sent still remains. HB1743 proposed revoking athletic scholarships from any student who “calls, incites, supports, or participates…

Dating Jerks: It’s not just for women.

This piece offers no theory for why women date jerks. It won’t propose that women like a challenge, like to change a man, or have been conditioned to believe that if a man is cruel then he must like her. These are all old theories that change little regardless of how often we rehash them….

Jake Digiorgio: Rebounding Extraordinaire.

By Grant Miller Jake Digiorgio is the Scarlet Hawks’ leading rebounder because of his aggressive fundamentals, and Ebenezer Noonoo couldn’t be more proud. Digiorgio averages 12 rebounds per game for the Illinois Institute of Technology, grabbing 33 percent of the team’s rebounds. The 6-foot-6, 210 lbs. freshman forward from Ironwood, Michigan played his best game…

November Rule Your Nation Awards

Welcome again to the Rule Your Nation Awards. This month we have an all male cast in honor of No Shave November. Yes, they both have facial hair. Let’s get started. D. Pight Where did you grow up? I grew up in Naugatuck, Connecticut in Lantern Park Condominiums(Also known as LP to Naugy heads- Ed.)….