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Foosball: A Sport for All of Us

I have a hobby that I like to indulge in some evenings. It’s vigorous, works up a sweat, and involves a huge amount of wrist strength. Every Thursday night I take anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half to play foosball with friends and the Swiss Mister Hans-Jakob Werlen. So, this article… Keep Reading


Streaking Volleyball Too Much for Dickinson

According to coach Harleigh Chwastyk, success “starts with the first pass.”And with that first pass, the Swarthmore women’s volleyball team propelled themselves past the Dickinson Red Devils on Saturday afternoon in straight sets – 25-3, 25-17, and 25-10. The Garnet are now riding on a nine-game, 27-set winning streak that has only been matched once, by… Keep Reading


Men’s, Women’s Tennis Are Strong in Tournament Play

The Swarthmore men’s and women’s tennis teams each had successful weekends, winning several matches in elimination-style tournament play. The men hosted the Tim Berman Invitational and sent players to the Saint Joseph’s Invitational, while the women competed in the USTA-ITA Southeast Regional Woman’s Championship, held at the University of Mary Washington. The men sent Irving… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Amanda Beebe

Amanda Beebe ’15 Whitehouse Station, New Jersey / Hunterdon Central WHAT SHE’S DONE: Placed 6th in the McDaniel Women’s Fall Invitational and 2nd in the Swarthmore Fall Invitational as the sole female Garnet golfer. FAVORITE CAREER MOMENT: Making first team All-Conference this past spring as a freshman. SEASON GOALS: For the spring season, I really… Keep Reading


Golf Takes Its First Swings in Fall Tournaments

Golf may be a spring sport above all, but competition takes place year-round. The Swarthmore golf team started off its 2012-13 campaign last weekend with the Penn State Harrisburg Fall Classic, and then hosted the Swarthmore Fall Invitational on Monday. During the weekend tournament in Harrisburg, the Garnet placed 14th overall with a team score… Keep Reading

Middle East Turmoil: Solidarity is Messy

Two years ago, a number of Swatties braved the February cold, dressed in white and marched across campus in a display of “solidarity” for the Egyptian uprising against then-President-cum-Dictator Hosni Mubarak. These students, like many Americans, hoped freedom, not radical Islam, was sweeping the Middle East. Unfortunately, the latest chapter hasn’t been so celebratory. From… Keep Reading

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