As the news of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd broke on Tuesday afternoon, #DerekChauvinTrial shot up to the No. 1 spot on Twitter’s trending topics and stayed there for the rest of the day.
Gonzaga University’s Kennel Club Board expected immediate interest in the idea they’d been working on since January: a pandemic-friendly way to recreate the classic game-watching experience fans and students have been missing for over a year.
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 hit just as the university hosted a training program for young cadets. The personal diary of Fr. Paul Sauer tells the tale of how the university community responded to the virus' onslaught.
Hardly anything about this season for Gonzaga is simple anymore, but there’s something to be said for the appealing simplicity of — using senior guard Jill Townsend’s words — “taking care of business.”