Baseball Season Ends The Way It Began: Positive COVID-19 Tests

November 5, 2020, by David Gottlieb, Senior Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

After a shortened 60-game regular season followed by four playoff rounds, the Major League Baseball season came to an end the same way it began, with a positive COVID-19 test. Yes, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays in six games, their first since 1988. However, all anyone could […]

The Cost of Being a Premier League Fan

November 5, 2020, by Will Slater, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Last season, Manchester City played fifty-nine competitive games. Thirty-eight were in the Premier League. Six were in the Carabao Cup. Five were in FA Cup. Nine were in the Champions League. One was the Community Shield at the beginning of the season. Among big clubs that expect to make it far in the tournaments that […]

Sabermetrics Takes on Halloween

October 29, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, John Vernaglia, Sports Editors. Leave a Comment

It’s spooky season in Middletown, and that means that it’s time for some in-depth analysis of some of the most iconic sports scenes in famous monster movies from “Teen Wolf” to “Twilight.” For us Sports Editors, this has been the most game action we have seen in a while, so we were excited to share […]

“Sporror”: An Abomination of a Movie Genre that Should Not Exist

October 29, 2020, by Caroline Bonnevie, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

You fans of horror movies terrify me. I’ll never understand how you’re able to sit down in front of your TV and willingly watch over an hour of footage that is designed to make you feel unsafe in your own home. Why do you like it when things jump at you? Is it like the […]

Spooky Season, Sports Edition: A Comprehensive List of Costume Ideas

October 29, 2020, by John Vernaglia, Annie Roach, Sports Editor, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Even though the spooky season is looking different this year, it doesn’t mean that dressing up for Halloween is out of the question. In fact, it might be just the right distraction in these trying times. Sports have always been a classic go-to Halloween costume theme. Athletics-related attire tends to be easy, fun, and recognizable. […]

Halloween in the NESCAC; Ranking the Scariest Mascots

October 29, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is known to host the fiercest athletic competition in the parts of New England where people don’t live, so naturally, each institution has a vested interest in trotting out as intimidating a mascot as possible. Unfortunately, some of these schools may have gone just a little too […]

Getting Those Reps In: Working Out from the Comfort of Your Room

October 22, 2020, by Caroline Bonnevie, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Have you been wanting to exercise but you’re a little wary about going to Freeman? Have you already been trying to work out in your room but you’re worried about all the videos that require extensive equipment? Fear not. I, your ever-faithful guinea pig, have tried out some no-equipment dorm room workouts for your benefit. […]

Project Big Picture: Savior or Trojan Horse?

October 16, 2020, by Will Slater, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Bury is a town of about 80,000 people in Greater Manchester, England. Its football club and dominant cultural institution, Bury F.C., was founded in 1885. In 2019, after years of financial scrambling, the club found itself roughly $6.2 million in debt. Club ownership was unable to demonstrate their ability to pay or find investors to shoulder the burden. […]

NESCAC and Wesleyan Announce Cancellation of Winter Sports Season

October 15, 2020, by Drew Kushnir, Annie Roach, Sports Editor, Assistant Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Presidents announced the cancellation of all conference competition for the winter season, including championships on Thursday, Oct. 8. The University elaborated on its individual plans for winter sports in an all-campus email on Oct. 12, with Provost Nicole Stanton and Athletics Director Mike Whalen announcing the suspension of all intercollegiate […]

Putting Bacteria in the Penalty Box: With Matt Zandi ’21, the Germs are on Thin Ice

October 15, 2020, by Madison Yarbrough, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Matthew Zandi ’21 got his first taste of making history on the ice. As the two-time captain of the Wesleyan men’s hockey team, Zandi has been a starting defenseman for the Cardinal’s since 2017. He helped lead the team to their first NESCAC championship in the 2019–2020 season, and in 2018, he was awarded Wesleyan Men’s […]

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