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Athlete of the week: Daniel Altieri ’19

Daniel Altieri ’19 has started the 2018 spring golf season off hot, winning a share of the Centennial Conference’s golfer of the week accolade for his strong performance at the Hershey Cup this past week. Altieri, a junior golfer from Skillman, N.J., finished tied for third place, shooting a 74 overall, and leading the team… Keep Reading

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Controversial Patrick Reed crowned champion at Augusta

On Sunday, with the sun setting on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club, The Masters Tournament crowned its newest champion. Over the course of four days, Patrick Reed, a controversial, brash, and cocky 27-year-old from Texas, proved the best of the elite 86-man field, finishing with a 1-under par 71 for a one-stroke… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the week Henry Han ’20

“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” The wise words of Babe Ruth are an apt assessment of the basketball game of Henry Han ʼ20. The pickup legend has been unstoppable on the court recently, and just put up an eight-point, 12-rebound, zero-assist performance on the court last week. He also asserted his dominance in… Keep Reading

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Exploring the history of track and field

I was recently asked to weigh in on a debate among my fellow Willets residents about the validity of assigning the term “sport” to track and field competitions. Most were in favor, though there were still a few dissenters. Track and Field athletics not only deserves the classification of “sport” — but it arguably invented… Keep Reading

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Looking back at the freak injuries of freak athletes

From the first Greek Olympics to modern times with all of today’s technological advancement, athletes have always represented the pinnacle of human physical prowess, modeling their physique and majesty through their unique set of skills. To that end, athletes prepare their minds and bodies regularly and painstakingly to be able to perform at their best.… Keep Reading

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Villanova wins national championship for the second time in three years

Last time around, it took a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Kris Jenkins to secure Villanova the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship over North Carolina in 2016. This time, the Wildcats thoroughly dominated the Michigan Wolverines to win their second championship in three years and secure Greater Philadelphia its second major championship of the calendar year.… Keep Reading

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1/5 of varsity athletes sign letter in support of O4S

On March 26, Voices published Swarthmore Athletes’ Statement of Solidarity with Organizing for Survivors (O4S). 112 out of 550 student athletes signed the statement from a variety of different varsity teams on campus, which came out to about ⅕ of varsity student-athletes choosing to put their name on the letter in support. The statement declared… Keep Reading

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Eagles begin their quest to repeat Super Bowl victory

The NFL season has come to an end with the Philadelphia Eagles winning their first ever  Super Bowl. Although there are no games being played from February to August, the offseason is an extremely exciting time where fans follow along as franchise executives build their rosters for next year. This period is filled with high… Keep Reading

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