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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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The NFL’s Objectification of Taylor Swift

Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Columnist October 26, 2023

Amidst endless dating rumors, Taylor Swift has been in attendance for three of the Kansas City Chiefs’ last four games to watch tight end Travis Kelce. The NFL has grabbed onto this new relationship...

Illustration by Astrid Ketcham.

Celebrating Super Bowl LVI at Whitman

Marian Sandoval Lemus, Campus Life Reporter February 10, 2022

Whether you are rooting for the Los Angeles Rams or the Cincinnati Bengals, this year's Super Bowl LVI will bring family and friends together around football. The Whitman community has its own set of Super...

Crowning a Champion: Playoffs or a Table?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer September 29, 2016

Competitive sports are, by nature, competitive. Their success and excitement depends on having a winner–this is hardly up for debate. But how that winner is decided varies between sports and between...

HS football deaths: This cannot be the status quo

Cole Anderson and Alec Rainsford November 3, 2015

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Andre Smith, a seventeen-year-old football player from Chicago, was hit during the last play of his football game. Smith proceeded to collapse while making his way to the...

Freshman eligibility a thing of the past?

Dylan Snyder March 12, 2015

Last month, the Big Ten Conference made a proposal that would render academic first-years ineligible to play in certain sports. The main focus would be to curtail the athlete-student dilemma that the...

Cardale Jones Puts Post Football Life First

Dylan Snyder January 29, 2015

On Dec. 5, 2014, Cardale Jones was a nobody. Third-string quarterbacks in top football programs rarely make the national news. However, there was something different about Jones. On Jan. 12, 2015, he was the...

Thanksgiving Football last Stronghold of Tradition

Dylan Snyder December 4, 2014

Every Thanksgiving is marked around America by food, family and football. Every year the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys host an affair, and a rotating third game was added a few years ago. This year...

Willamette student arrested on murder charge

November 26, 2014

This story was originally published in The Willamette Collegian on November 18, 2014. It was written by Collegian Editor-in-Chief Zane Sparling and writer Bronte Dod of Willamette University. This story...

Nut shrinkers are league underdog

Dylan Snyder November 6, 2014
Fantasy Football is taking over Whitman’s campus, but one man is the most mediocre of them all. Kyle Seazly is owner/GM/president/coach of the startup TKE1 league’s Steroid Nut Shrinkers. The Nut Shrinkers have jumped out to a hot 4-4 record, good enough for fifth place of the eight-team league.
Sherman Victim of Gender Normativity in Media

Sherman Victim of Gender Normativity in Media

Alisha Agard February 27, 2014
This NFL football season was an entertaining one. Full of rivals and surprising wins, it was cool to see some of the underdog teams step up to the plate. As a Seattleite, I was happy to see the success of the Seattle Seahawks and when they won the game against the San Fransico 49ers that sent them to the super bowl; I was thrilled. My happiness was short lived after seeing the way media painted Richard Sherman as a "thug" and was criticized for his post-game interview.
Mertens Hopeful for Change in Sports Culture

Mertens Hopeful for Change in Sports Culture

Bill Landefeld February 13, 2014
In Conner Merten’s hometown of Kennewick, Washington, it was not uncommon for him to hear his athletic teammates, coaches or fans say things such as “you suck dick” or “fag.” However, following his winter break from Williamette this year, after years of confusion, self-resentment and acting what his community perceived to be as “normal,” Conner publicly announced that he was bisexual and had a boyfriend, becoming the first active football athlete to come out as bisexual at any level.
Mary Madden 13 runs down the field at Greekends football tournament.  Photos by Halley McCormick.

New Look at Greekend Football Produces Mixed Feelings

Peter Clark April 25, 2013
Greekend's football format changed this year to address aggressive activity. Teams by graduating class proved to be much more enjoyable for the women than the sorority teams of the past.
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