History Repeats Itself: A Tirade Against The Mookie Betts Trade

February 18, 2020, by Rocky D'Antonio, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In 1918, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. In 1919, the team failed to repeat as champions and had a mediocre year. Before the 1920 season, the Red Sox traded away their best player because of the owner’s selfishness when it came to finances. Today, it is still condemned as one of the […]

Men’s Squash Battles Injuries but Falls Short at NESCACs

February 18, 2020, by John Vernaglia, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

With the difficult Little Three championship behind them, the men’s squash team was hoping to build momentum at the NESCAC championship. This year, the Cards traveled up north to Brunswick, Maine to compete in a tournament hosted at Bowdoin College.  The first match of the day had the Cardinals against Colby. The Mules had the decisive […]

Breaking Down the Biggest Moves at the NBA Trade Deadline

February 18, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

My dad often jokes that I enjoy the NBA trade deadline more than the actual games. Of course, that’s not true. After all, the whole point of following the flurry of action on deadline day is to see which teams will act aggressively to improve their chances at a championship, and which teams will sacrifice […]

Women’s Squash Hosts NESCAC Championships, Emerges with Mixed Results

February 17, 2020, by John Vernaglia, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

On the weekend of Feb. 7, women’s squash faced their toughest competition of the season thus far: the NESCAC Championships. Wesleyan hosted the championship, giving the Red and Black a vital home court advantage for their final home games of the season.  The weekend started off with a rivalry match against Connecticut River foe, Conn. College. The […]

Banned from Baseball: Pete Rose, the Houston Astros, and Beer-League Softball

February 14, 2020, by Andrew Simard, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

On Feb. 5, former Reds player, manager, and all-time hits leader Pete Rose submitted a petition to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred asking him to review and overturn his indefinite ban from the game, as well as from the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is not especially newsworthy; he recently appealed his ban in […]

Wrestling Posts Mixed Results in Past Month, Karp and Gaita Shine Against Tough Competition

February 14, 2020, by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The wrestling team has already garnered some fame—and newspaper acclaim—this season, most notably for its coach, Drew Black. Just a few weeks ago, Coach Black was inducted into the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Hall of Fame. After coaching the Cardinals for 22 years and coaching wrestling for 26 years overall, Coach Black was the […]

Women’s Basketball Wins Big Over Williams and Middlebury

February 14, 2020, by Rocky D'Antonio, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Sitting at a middling 11–9, the women’s basketball team needed to finish the season on a high note. The team found their strong stretch in the form of two decisive road wins.  Over the weekend, the Cardinals took on NESCAC rivals Williams and Middlebury, improving their conference record to 3–5 and 13–9 overall. The wins pushed […]

This Fall’s All-NESCAC Student-Athletes of Color Discuss Diversity and Identity

February 14, 2020, by Ben Owen, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

This past fall, a number student-athletes of color from Wesleyan were named to All-NESCAC teams based on their stellar athletic performances. Among these athletes are football players Ashton Scott ’22, David Estevez ’22, Danny Banks ’22, Nick Richards ’20; volleyball player Kaira Muraoka-Robertson ’20; field hockey player Olivia Baglieri ’22; and soccer player Mackenzie Mitchell ’20. In […]

Women’s Hockey Rides Roller Coaster Season Towards Frustrating Finish

February 11, 2020, by Nate Schultz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The women’s ice hockey team has had a roller coaster of a season. After starting off with two straight losses, the team won seven of their eight following games, and is now stuck in a tough losing streak spanning ten games. In their Jan. 31 match against a solid 10–4–4 Amherst team, the Cards were eager to […]

Mary Cain, the Oregon Project, and a Toxic Culture in Women’s Running

February 11, 2020, by Caroline Bonnevie, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

When I ran track in high school, I knew that losing your period was a part of the sport. It meant all of your training and hard work was showing. No one ever told me this explicitly; it was something that was simply understood. Almost all of the top runners only got their periods once […]

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