Saturday, April 20, 2024

Commentary

COMMENTARY

COLUMN: Live Nation's exploitative monopoly must end

Ticketmaster hosted the sale for Olivia Rodrigo's "GUTS" tour in September, along with the controversial sale for Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” this past summer. Many users could not secure tickets to either concert due to Ticketmaster’s “Verified Fan” system, which forces users to enter a presale raffle with a verified account. Nowadays, even just the opportunity to pay for ridiculously overpriced tickets is a prize.

COMMENTARY

COLUMN: Women sports journalists navigate challenges, triumphs of the field

In honor of the 38th National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the women of The State News sports and multimedia desks share what the day means to us. Here are our stories, our struggles and our victories to give a little perspective on why today, and every day, we celebrate women and girls playing and working in sports.