Athlete of the Week: Ryan Jin ’24

Swarthmore’s men’s ultimate frisbee team, the Earthworms, is one of the largest club sports teams on campus. The team participates in three to four two-day tournaments each semester in addition to their competitive spring season, which consists of Sectionals, Regionals, and Nationals,


The Mathematics of Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate frisbee is a sport of choices. Who do you pass the disc to? Who do you defend? What is the optimal way to score — and win? While making a choice in ultimate frisbee might seem entirely subjective, a number of


A Reflection on Ultimate Frisbee

The regulation dimensions of an ultimate frisbee disc include a diameter of around eleven inches, a rim around one and a half inches wide, and a weight of 175 grams. It is almost a wonder that an object so lightweight, with such

SBC Funding Stalled After Sudden Resignation of Chair

The Student Budget Committee began the semester as inoperative when Yin Xiao ’20, former Chair of SBC, resigned over winter break and when four other members stepped down at the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester. The student-led committee was left with

For some, the “Ultimate” game

Perhaps the mostly cleverly named teams here at Swarthmore are our Ultimate teams. Both teams use an anagram of our college’s name. The women’s team is called the Warmothers, which is pretty badass, and the men’s team calls themselves the Earthworms, perhaps

Men’s Ultimate at their best going into playoffs

Touting a conference best 15-7 regular season record, Swarthmore’s male Ultimate team — the Earthworms — is eager to begin post-season play this Saturday at Franklin & Marshall. Playoff play is comprised of three stages: Conferences, Regionals, and Nationals. This weekend, the

Conferences, Frisbee: SBC Report, February 9

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