Marc Cugnon
Staff Reporter
I'm a Belgian-American originally hailing from a rural town in Virginia. My first foray into reporting was founding a news paper at my high school called "The Conversation."
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CUGNON: The last lap

I’ve never been one for drawn out or emotional goodbyes. But, given that this is the last article I’ll ever publish in the Yale Daily […]

CUGNON: Taking out the trash

When I was a kid, I had the privilege of watching guys like Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant play basketball. What little these men lacked […]

CUGNON: Forward progress

As the more committed fans of my column will likely already know, I am both a senior in the residential college formerly known as Calhoun […]

CUGNON: Not about politics this time

Earlier this week, my dear friend and beloved Yale Daily News sports editor, Matthew Stock ’18, texted me to talk about my column. “Have fun […]

CUGNON: Mixing sports and politics

To quote Al Pacino, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” That’s how I feel about America’s political situation right now, and thankfully for my sanity, a good number of professional athletes and coaches are annoyed enough that I can play this off as a column about sports.

CUGNON: A non-alternative guide to the Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us, and America is in the midst of preparing for its annual four-hour pickup truck commercial extravaganza and football championship.

New Year’s resolutions

The best thing I can say about 2016 is that it’s finally over. From the tragic loss of Princess Leia to the ascension of a […]

The No Fun League

Watching professional football really sucks this year.

CUGNON: Remembering Chapecoense

Moments like the Chapecoense crash touch us so deeply because they force us to contend with the fleeting nature of our own lives.

CUGNON: Unity in a divided house

Every year, I am always a bit annoyed by the length of the line to purchase Yale-Harvard tickets. I find it so off-putting, not because waiting for 20 minutes is some sort of horrible inconvenience for me, but simply because it seems unfair that most Yale students only care about our football team for a single game each year.

CUGNON: Hip-Hop questions and The Answer

There’s an old saying that goes, “Every rapper wants to be a baller and every baller wants to be a rapper.” That didn’t start with Allen Iverson, but “The Answer” may have meant more to basketball’s hip-hop generation than anyone else.