What Will The Dallas Cowboys Do Next?

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The Dallas Cowboys have been through a rollercoaster. Here’s a little background from the last few seasons to understand what I mean by a rollercoaster.

In 2014, the Dallas Cowboys were first in the NFC East with a 12-4 record and at the cusp of making it to the Super Bowl. With their season going as well as it did, it was a surprise in 2015 when their record dipped to 4-12. A big component of this disappointing season was quarterback Tony Romo suffering an injury in Week 2.

Romo continued to suffer injuries and was replaced by rookie-quarterback Dak Prescott for the following season. In addition, rookie-running back Ezekiel Elliot was drafted by the team which helped the team go 13-3 in the 2016 season, but they were still unable to advance to the conference championship once again.

Before the start of last season, Romo retired from the Dallas Cowboys. Prescott had the full-time job as quarterback and Elliot was battling a domestic abuse case which ultimately concluded in his suspension from the NFL for six games. The Cowboys ended 2017 with a 9-7 record.

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Florida Panthers say goodbye to the playoffs

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Florida Panthers’ Evgenii Dadonov (63), of Russia, battles Boston Bruins’ David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, and Brandon Carlo (25) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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The Florida Panthers (39-30-8) ended their on the road week with a loss to the Boston Bruins (49-17-11), 5-1. On their road trip, the Panthers were only able to win one game out of the four.

The Panthers had an early one-point lead in the game but were unable to answer the Bruins five points. This won’t be the last time that Florida sees Boston. They play again on Thursday and Sunday. The Sunday matchup would be the last game of the regular season.

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Why Gay Athletes Matter More Than Ever

This millennial generation is more open than any other generation has been. In 2012, 5.8 percent of millennials identified as LGBT and that number increased to 7.3 percent in 2016. Meanwhile, in the baby boomer generation, only 2.4 percent identified as LGBT in 2016.

With the increase of statistics in this generation, it’s no question that there are LGBT athletes playing sports. However, with Americans being less accepting of LGBT people for the first time in four years in 2017, it is difficult to come out to family, friends, teammates, and coaches.

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Roberto Luongo isn’t stopping, Panthers win against Canadiens

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Goaltender Roberto Luongo was the center of the Florida Panthers game on Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens as he made 40 saves. The final score was 5-0, making this Luongo’s 75th career shutout.

The Panthers (33-25-7) earned their seventh straight win at home, getting them closer to the playoffs.

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The Florida Panthers can taste the playoffs

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The Florida Panthers had a rough mid-February schedule on the road, but March seems promising with their fifth win in a row at the BB&T Center.

The Panthers (31-25) beat the Buffalo Sabres (20-34), 4-1 on the ice. This win on Friday night brought them closer to the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Panthers are right behind the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Carolina Hurricanes for the wild card spot, both teams have points of 69, while the Panthers have 68.

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Florida Panthers vs. Calgary Flames Game Preview

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On Saturday, the Florida Panthers and the Calgary Flames will hit the ice at 10 p.m.

This will be the second time these two teams will see each other in the regular season. Earlier this year, the Flames beat the Panthers, 4-2, at home, so the Cats are looking for redemption on the ice on the road.

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Karina’s Therapy Through Art

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Karina Fonseca at New World School of the Arts Senior Showcase in 2017

When Karina Fonseca was young she didn’t expect to fall in love with art, but there were demons inside of her that would lead into a path of discomfort and accomplishments.

Her interest started at M.A. Milam K-8 Center when her art teacher, from 2nd to 4th grade, Ms. Portuando, would praise her art. In 5th grade she met, Mrs. Arteaga who became a mentor for her when Fonseca wanted to become the best at her art because she couldn’t stand someone being better than her.

The last year of middle school came and Mrs. Arteaga introduced Fonseca to three art schools in Miami: Dr. Michael M. Krop High School, Design and Architecture High School (DASH) and New World School of the Arts (NWSA). She applied and was accepted by all three.

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