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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Helios Santoro

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...

NFL Player’s Neck Becomes Sentient and Escapes, Kills 73 Spectators

Annie Stefanides, Quiplash Master February 15, 2018

Twas a dark and stormy Sunday evening in February, and all eyes were on the true super-heroes of America: the modern day football player. As the giant stallions galloped around the field, biceps bulging...

CTE and the Aaron Hernandez Story

Daniel Charlton, Sports Editor October 25, 2017

On a warm September night in Boston, Dr. Ann McKee leaned over the brain slice placed before her. The slice displayed the gaping holes in brain structure characteristic of the degenerative brain disease...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 29, 2016

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly and the right to petition. Recent events suggest that there might be some ‘exclusion’ to these rights when the views...

Super Bowl 50 features seasoned vet vs. talented newcomer

Alec Rainsford January 28, 2016

The Super Bowl match up has been set, and with storylines abound this should be one of the best in years. Perhaps the most exciting element of this matchup is the juxtaposition between the respective quarterbacks....

NFL season kickoff: First weekend recap

Jose Guerrero Coronado September 17, 2015

The NFL season started this past weekend amidst controversy regarding regarding the decision to overturn Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. Brady is now able to play the first four games of the season....

Murderer in NFL’s midst

Dylan Snyder April 30, 2015

"You're wrong." Those are the very simple words that former NFL star turned inmate Aaron Hernandez mouthed to the jury as they read the verdict for the first of many criminal trials. A few short weeks...

Tales from beyond the Frat: Confessions in the wake of partaking in the Jaeger challenge

Dylan Snyder April 30, 2015
Now while the story I am about to tell is mostly true, details have been changed to protect the innocent as they were involved in the story. But the fear, passion, elation and misery that is discussed is all too real. I don’t recommend doing this to anyone, unless they want to feel completely at a loss for words.

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...

Seahawks face winding road to repeat

Seahawks face winding road to repeat

Dylan Snyder September 18, 2014
Last fall, campus was abuzz with the Seattle Seahawks' eventually successful quest for their first Super Bowl. One the biggest story lines this year will be whether or not they can be the first team since the New England Patriots in 2004–2005 to repeat.
Too Little Too Late for NFL Domestic Violence Policy

Too Little Too Late for NFL Domestic Violence Policy

Dylan Snyder September 11, 2014
The NFL clearly has a problem on its hands when it comes to domestic violence. This summer, a video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his unconscious then-girlfriend, now wife Janay Palmer out of an elevator by her hair. Rice had allegedly knocked Palmer out seconds before in the elevator. Video footage from inside the elevator was made public on Monday and brought Rice's relatively lax, two-game suspension back into the public discussion, while also completely clearing up what had occurred inside the elevator.
Concussions Cause Serious Headache for Sports World

Concussions Cause Serious Headache for Sports World

Dylan Snyder September 23, 2013
Concussions currently pose the biggest threat to one of the most profitable industries in America and there is no real solution in sight.
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