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Marit Vike

Marit Vike has 8 articles published.

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Celebrating Our National Pastime’s Opening Day

Although the Philadelphia Phillies did not get to start Opening Day with a home game on Monday, 12 other teams got to experience the joys of playing with a rowdy and passionate fan base behind them at home for the first day of baseball season. I know players at any level get those butterflies in… Keep Reading

Women

Women’s Tennis Heads South For Texas

While some sports teams play a few easier teams over spring break, the Women’s Tennis team traveled to Texas to take on some nationally ranked powerhouses and managed to play right along with them. Taking a break from the wintery weather of the North, the Women’s Tennis team played Southwestern University, #39 University of Texas-Tyler,… Keep Reading

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Swat’s Culture of Athletes Supporting Athletes

As the Men’s Basketball team completed their final seconds of the Centennial Conference Championship game, the crowd erupted and rushed the court to celebrate the win. This crowd was distinctly comprised of fellow athletes with almost every team having at least one representative in attendance for the victory. Here at Swarthmore, athletes support athletes. The… Keep Reading

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Swat’s Culture of Athletes Supporting Athletes

As the Men’s Basketball team completed their final seconds of the Centennial Conference Championship game, the crowd erupted and rushed the court to celebrate the win. This crowd was distinctly comprised of fellow athletes with almost every team having at least one representative in attendance for the victory. Here at Swarthmore, athletes support athletes. The… Keep Reading

Men

Men’s Basketball Blows Blue Jays Away

For those of you who did not make it out to the men’s basketball game this Saturday, you missed out on a packed senior day filled with phenomenal basketball. As if a tribute to their seniors’ last home game, the Men’s Basketball team obliterated Johns Hopkins University by a final score of 70-48. Usually, basketball… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

Cooperstown, Where Do We Draw the Line?

While there are many individuals out there with a wealth of knowledge on every baseball player and statistic, even for us average Joes, the recent Hall of Fame controversy provides a philosophical discussion. The debate regarding which players are selected to join the Hall of Fame has evolved from a simple opinion of their talent… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

Matchbox home to new strength and conditioning coaches

While we enjoy the “wonderful” workouts the new strength and conditioning coaches, Chris McPherson and Erika Moyer, have provided for us, many of us may not actually know a lot about the two individuals constantly telling us to add 10 more pounds to the next set.        We should all be thankful to… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

Pressures, academic or others, no big deal for athletic titans

After visiting or reading about Swarthmore, some prospective students might feel that they have learned two pieces of information about Swarthmore College. First, this school is a pressure cooker. Second, this school is full of kids who are so smart they couldn’t possibly be athletic. I believe that because our top-tier Women’s Volleyball  and Soccer… Keep Reading

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