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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 5/22/15

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1. Shelby Erdahl - Much props and so much more to this student-athlete for Idaho State managed to finish a hurdles race after rupturing her achilles tendon. Let me repeat that, she kept running after she ruptured her achilles tendon. That's insane guts and heart. My hat is off to you Shelby. 

2. Florence and the Machine - I'm a big fan of Florence and the Machine as I love their unique sound. I am an even bigger fan of the group after they gave a girl in hospice, who missed their concert the night before, a private concert. That's pro right there. Stand up superstars. 

3. Chris Sale and Noah Syndergaard - Are there two hotter pitchers in baseball right now than Syndergaard and Chris Sale. Both are must-see right now. 

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1. EgyptAir Flight 804 - Everything about this story is super sad. It all just fees eerie as it seems terrorism is at play here again. So unfortunate.

2. Prince Tribute - Sorry Billboard Music Awards, but that Prince Tribute by Madonna (an attempt of a save by Stevie Wonder) was horrible. Didn't do Prince justice at all. At. All. 

3. NRA Proposal - You're surely entitled to your own opinion, but how equipping our schools with guns will make it any safer is beyond me. Sorry, I just don't understand it. 

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3 Up
1. Aaron Weiss - It shouldn't be hidden or gone unnoticed - Weiss is a hero. The football coach shielded many students during the shooting, and saved the lives of many students. Again, Weiss is a hero, that should not go forgotten in this entire unfortunate situation. 
2. Emma Gonzales - How frickin' cool is this girl?! Her speech this weekend was passionate, it was raw, but most of all, it was filled with empathetic truth. Emma, and the many students recently involved in this shooting have called out our government, and that is so incredibly commendable. Honestly, it is quite amazing to see the political movement of fifteen year olds calling out the President. But this is the new America we are now in. 
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