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In The Locker Room with Soccer Extraordinaires Lucy Fredell and Sydnie Savarese

Zoe Kuzbari, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

College fourth-years Lucy Fredell and Sydnie Savarese have both been playing soccer for nearly their whole lives. Coming to Oberlin, they found a lovely and supportive community on the varsity soccer...

BSAG and SAAC Team Up For Black History Month Celebration

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor March 10, 2021

The Oberlin Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held a Black History Month Celebration in Wilder Bowl on Feb. 27. In contrast to the Conservatory’s celebration of Black History Month this year, which...

Running: A Meaningful Way to Explore Oberlin

Zoë Martin del Campo, Sports Editor March 5, 2021

On any given day, rain or shine, you will see people running along the streets of Oberlin. I still remember my first Oberlin run freshman year, cursing at the humidity and swatting away gnats en route...

AAPI Athletes Speak On Discrimination, Representation In Athletics

Zoe Kuzbari, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a rise in discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. NBA player Jeremy Lin spoke out about anti-Asian sentiment in a recent...

Con Kids: Your Favorite Athlete’s Favorite Athlete

BellaClare Baily March 3, 2021

Conservatory students at Oberlin are on their own sort of team — they deal with injuries, find a way to manage classes and practice, and compete. Unlike athletes, though,  figuring out just how much...

College fourth-year and softball player Gianna Volonte demonstrates technique for the virtual Play Like a Girl event.

Virtual “Play Like a Girl” Keeps The Ball Rolling

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor February 28, 2021

Every year, the Oberlin College Athletics department hosts “Play Like a Girl,” an event that brings together coaches and players from numerous teams to instruct girls ages 5–18 on different aspects...

Role Models and Their Importance to Black Athletes

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor February 26, 2021

Growing up, many aspiring young athletes look up to the stars of the NFL, NBA, MLB, and other leagues for guidance. They dream of reaching the same heights as their favorite players. Many college athletes...

College first-year and field hockey player River Schiff.

In The Locker Room With River Schiff, Dual-Sport Athlete and Trans Advocate

Zoe Kuzbari, Senior Staff Writer February 26, 2021

College first-year and dual-sport athlete River Schiff can often be found getting in an extra round of field hockey and wall ball for lacrosse between their actual practices. They have been playing field...

WNBA: A Full Court Press for Social Change.

Reflections on a Conversation with Essence Carson and Awvee Storey

Zoe Kuzbari, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

In a year that saw activism for racial justice across the national sports community, Oberlin’s Athletics department has been inspired by the impact of professional sports leagues in advocating for meaningful...

College fourth-years Luke Buck and Maddie Paladino.

We Found Love in a Sporty Place

Zoë Martin del Campo, Sports Editor February 19, 2021

“I’m the competitive one,” insisted College fourth-year and football player Luke Buck.  “That’s not true,” Maddie Paladino, a College fourth-year on the softball team, quickly cut in as...

New Coaches Bring Energy to the Athletic Department

Khalid McCalla, John Elrod, and Cat Moruzzi February 19, 2021

Earlier this month, the College’s athletic department announced that it filled open coaching positions on the men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, and softball teams. All three of these new coaches are...

Women Carry Football Toward Equality

Zoe Kuzbari, Sports Staff Writer February 12, 2021

In the last six months, we have witnessed monumental change for women in football. This past weekend, we saw Sarah Thomas become the first woman to down judge and officiate at the Super Bowl. And for the...

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