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Russian Problems Remain Despite Revolutionized Games in Sochi

Pamela London

February 27, 2014

With an emphatic ceremony celebrating the past and the future, the XXII Olympic Winter Games came to a close. The flame was put out––by giant stuffed animals crying fake tears, no less––and now the eyes of the world turn to the next great sporting venture. The Olympic cycle will next stop in...

Journalists in Sochi Need to Gain Perspective

Journalists in Sochi Need to Gain Perspective

Mitchell Smith

February 20, 2014

By this point, everyone following the Olympics has heard of or read the torrent of coverage from the Western media in Sochi complaining about the conditions of hotels and how unprepared Russia was for the Olympics to begin. In fact, the Twitter account that highlights these issues, "Sochi Problems," already has mo...

Campbell Honored, Excited To Compete in Sochi

Mitchell Smith

February 6, 2014

How does someone go from being born on a couch in Chocolate Hole, a sleepy bay on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to competing in the slalom and giant slalom events in the 2014 Sochi Olympics? Just ask Jasmine Campbell, a Whitman student who is taking a break between her junior and...

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