Kevin Buckles Jr.

Kevin Buckles Jr. served as editor-in-chief (Spring 2015-Spring 2016) and as a contributing author to the Valley Star.

 

Float like a butterfly, punch like Ali

Float like a butterfly, punch like Ali

K.O. High Boxing brings another exciting pugilistic spectacle to Valley College. By Kevin Buckles Jr., Editor-At-Large A red corner, velvet red loafers, and a little

You can't ring our bell, Brahmas

You can't ring our bell, Brahmas

FOOTBALL — The Monarchs defeat the Pierce College Brahmas for the first time since 2008 to reclaim the Victory Bell. By Kevin Buckles Jr., Sports Editor It had been 2,554 days since the bell rang victorious for Valley College. On Saturday however, the Monarchs refused to let the bell-drought take a toll on them any […]

A stormy soccer past shapes a sunny future

A stormy soccer past shapes a sunny future

Jasmine Shevitt’s perseverance has brought her a long way. By Kevin Buckles Jr., Sports Editor  Standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall, long-limbed Jasmine Shevitt can see the soccer field clear as day, though at some moments in her life, her view on the sport she loves became cloudy. Nicknamed ‘giraffe’ by family and friends […]

Croatia cruises past undermanned Cameroon in must-win match

Croatia cruises past undermanned Cameroon in must-win match

Group A Croatia eliminates Cameroon from contending past the group stage with a strong 4-0 victory. Byline: Kevin Buckles Jr, Sports Editor   In a ‘win or go home’ desperation game Wednesday evening, Croatia crushed Cameroon and their hopes of advancing past the group stage, defeating them 4-0 at the Arena Amazônia. Croatia, looking to […]

Ghana fails to close the door on Klose and Germany in draw

Ghana fails to close the door on Klose and Germany in draw

Group G (Group of death) Ghana comes up short of victory after Klose’s goal equalizes the game late to clinch a 2-2 draw. Kevin Buckles Jr, Sports Editor   Four goals over a 20-minute span in the second half of Saturday afternoon’s match between Ghana and Germany ended in an electrifying 2-2 draw at the […]

Float like a butterfly, punch like Ali

Float like a butterfly, punch like Ali

K.O. High Boxing brings another exciting pugilistic spectacle to Valley College. By Kevin Buckles Jr., Editor-At-Large A red corner, velvet red loafers, and a little red “Flav” all highlighted a red carpet event held Saturday night in Valley College’s South Gym. For the second time over the course of a year, K.O. High Boxing and […]