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Controversial Athletic Amendment Narrowly Defeated At Plenary

(From left to right): Anna Saum '18, Lillian Alonzo '20, and Leah Budson '19 presenting their resolution at Plenary. Photo courtesy of Kate Silber '20.  At Fall Plenary, the resolution calling for a day of Collection passed after much debate. While many had concerns about quorum, campus jobs, and rescheduling labs, the biggest point of contention was the time the day end ...
Members of Haverford's mens soccer team bring it in for one last cheer after having upset No. 1 ranked F&M by a score of 3-1 on Saturday morning. October 24, 2015.
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Men’s Soccer’s Successful Season Ended by Unsportsmanlike Opposition

Last Sunday, Haverford Men’s Soccer faced off against UMass Boston in the second round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer tournament. Coming off a second consecutive conference-winning season, and having beaten their last opponent, Merchant Marine, by a convincing score line of 5-1 in the previous round, Haverford players and spectators alike came into the match wit ...
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Club Sports vs Varsity Athletics: A Game of Resources

Sports are quite prevalent in most Haverford students’ lives: 40% of students participate in varsity athletics and another 30% participate in club sports. The experiences of club and varsity athletes are similar, yet distinct. This is partly due to the reasons that one might choose to participate in one form of athletics over the other. Another key difference is the amou ...
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Intro to Fitness Course Now Offers Opt-Out

In order to fulfill physical education requirements at Haverford, all non-varsity-athlete students must take the “Intro to Fitness” course sometime during their college career. A new option this year is “opting-out” of the class by an exam, which contains both written and physical portions. Students who pass the test and choose to opt-out are essentially exempt fro ...
Integrity, Honesty, and Concern: Examining Haverford’s NCAA Membership 2

Integrity, Honesty, and Concern: Examining Haverford’s NCAA Membership

At first glance, NCAA membership—for Haverford, or for any college—would seem to make all the sense in the world. After all, if there is to be an intercollegiate athletics league (and the demand certainly seems to exist for one), then such a league would ideally, in the words of the NCAA itself, “govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, ...
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With Club Sports Costs Rising, Students’ Council Seeks Alternatives

As costs for club sports go up, Haverford’s Students’ Council is looking for alternative possibilities for funding. Budgeting for club sports currently falls largely under SC, with some support from the Student Activities office. According to Students’ Council co-secretaries Brie Groh ’15 and Jack Hassler ’15, costs for separate club sports differ greatly, especi ...
Lessons from Madison Holleran: Prioritizing Student Mental Health 1

Lessons from Madison Holleran: Prioritizing Student Mental Health

“The loss of Madison Holleran is truly a great one. As a senior, I looked up to Madison for her athletic ability and unfailing kindness. Moving forward I will continue to look up to her, especially to bring me through that last 200m of our shared 800m race." Such are the words of Ariana Tabatabaie, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania and teammate of Holleran, who ...
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Sharing the night sky

Since the construction of Swan Field in 2008, users of Strawbridge Observatory and Swan Field have had to trade off their use of the telescopes and turf fields, respectively. The stadium lights of Swan Field contribute significantly to night sky light pollution, which makes it hard to see even the brightest stars. “With the light pollution you can only see moon and the [ ...