For Sarah Edwards, it was all or nothing. When she attended an LSU gymnastics camp the summer before her senior year of high school, she decided she was going to make it as a Tiger or stay at home in Mississippi and enroll at Ole Miss, which doesn’t have a gymnastics program. “I always aspired to have a collegiate career,” Edwards said, “but if it didn’t work I was going to go to Ole Miss and retire after my senior year of high school. “Fortunately, that didn’t happen.” Fortunately for Edwards, and for the Tigers, she caught the eye of then LSU assistant coach Jay Clark. “After camp Jay pulled me aside and asked me, ‘What’s your name? What are your grades? Are you smart?’ ” Edwards recalled with a laugh. “I said, ‘I have As.’ He said, ‘OK, we’d love to have you on the team.’ ” Edwards spent two years as a walk on before being placed on scholarship going into her junior season, a junior season cut even shorter than the rest of the LSU team’s season because of an ankle … [Read more...] about Polishing the rock: LSU gymnast Sarah Edwards has gone from walk-on to key performer
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The Nvidia RTX 3060 12GB brings a new level of performance to the mainstream market--sort of. Officially, the RTX 3060 launches today with prices starting at just $329. Realistically? You're as likely to find one at that price as you are to find an RTX 3060 Ti at $399, RTX 3070 at $499, or RTX 3080 at $699 — not entirely impossible, perhaps, but highly unlikely. Nvidia's Ampere architecture now powers many of the best graphics cards , and they're all seeing massive levels of demand from both gamers and cryptocurrency miners . Nvidia has added firmware and driver code to detect Ethereum mining, which should help a bit, but when people are willing to pay extreme scalper pricing on eBay , even for cards like the GTX 1660 Super and RTX 2060, everything in our GPU benchmarks hierarchy is pretty much sold out right now. Nvidia is even working with partners to bring back previous generation Turing and Pascal cards . None of that makes this a bad GPU, … [Read more...] about GeForce RTX 3060 12GB Review: Hope Springs Eternal
By Michael Hurley , CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — There’s not much to say about the Boston Celtics anymore. They are, regrettably, a massive disappointment. READ MORE: 39,725 Minutes! Painfully Long Waits On Vaccine Website As Thousands Of New Appointments Are Filled It’s to the point where even if the Celtics had been able to win handily against the sub-.500 Hawks, it wouldn’t have been a moment worth celebrating. It would simply have been the Celtics doing what they’re supposed to do. Yet they couldn’t even do that. And not only did the Celtics lose, they set some ugly history in the process of their ugly 127-112 defeat. The Celtics allowed the Hawks to hit 23 of their 42 3-pointers. Those 23 makes were the most for a Celtics opponent … ever. Considering the Celtics franchise has been playing basketball for several years, that’s not great news for the 2021 version of the team. Most 3's Vs. Boston – NBA history 23 – ATLANTA – Feb. 24, 2021 (Quirky fact…Rondo … [Read more...] about Celtics Make The Wrong Kind Of History In Blowout Loss To Hawks
HoodCelebrityy Photo: Rick Kern/WireImage In the cultural spaces from which dancehall music gets its name, women are usually the center of attention. The Jamaican genre’s digital rhythms are calibrated to inspire female bodies to wine , as the vigorous gyration of the waist is known across the Caribbean, and the lyrics to gyal tunes like Tony Matterhorn’s “Dutty Wine” and Mr. Vegas’s “Bruk It Down” echo this connection, calling out ladies-only instructions. The living embodiment of this culture, as seen through the years in music videos from Chaka Demus & Pliers’ “Murder She Wrote” to Rihanna’s “Work,” are the so-called dancehall queens: acrobatic dancers in go-go boots, fishnets, and “batty rider” shorts who run the floor at Kingston street parties and diaspora nightclubs with splits, head-top plants, and other feats of flexibility. Yet dancehall, the music genre, has long minimized female voices, relegating women artists to a peripheral role. This, finally, is … [Read more...] about Women Are Keeping Dancehall Fresh
We're so excited to announce cultural critic Rebecca Carroll's memoir Surviving the White Gaze as BuzzFeed Book Club's March selection. Carroll describes growing up in rural New Hampshire as the sole Black person, not only in her family (she was adopted by white parents at birth) but also in her small town. When she meets her birth mother, also a white woman, the vague tensions of her youth are pushed into the light as she’s forced to reckon with her alienation as a child, her complicated relationship with her parents, and her understanding of her racial identity. It's a poignant, intimate, and revelatory memoir. Check out an excerpt below — and sign up for a chance to win a signed copy . We had neighbors for the first time after we moved to our new house when I was six, and Nicole, a girl my age with freckled cheeks and caramel-colored hair, lived right next door. We sat together at the giant table in the dining room of her house one afternoon, surrounded … [Read more...] about “Surviving The White Gaze” Is The BuzzFeed Book Club March Pick. Here’s An Excerpt.