Farewell column: Nostalgia, ultra

Michelle Lee_online

I’ve been dreading this column for about two and a half years. With only 16 days left in my time as an undergraduate, it is my unfortunate turn to continue the tradition of the “former sports editor’s gratuitously long, convoluted farewell column.” Combing through sentimentality has never been my strong
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The Goff gaffe

It was understandable to be excited for Jared Goff to finally start under center for the Los Angeles Rams two weeks ago. The newly relocated Rams had bet the farm on Goff, trading six picks to acquire the first overall selection in this year’s draft and take L.A’s presumptive young
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Sophie Goethals_online

James comes full circle

Sports with Sophie

When LeBron James and his cohort of newly minted activists delivered their speech at the ESPY’s this past summer, James said it was “time to look ourselves in the mirror and ask ourselves what we are doing to create change.” He said, “Most importantly, (we need to) go back to
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Lucy Schaefer_online

Much more than a win

Last semester, I wrote a column focused on how the Chicago Cubs were becoming more corporate and, in that vein, losing a little bit of their lovable essence. This was the end of April — not even one month into a Cubs season that would last for more than seven.
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Adriana Ghiozzi_online

Sharks – 3, America – 0

On Nov. 8, I got two notifications on my phone. “Donald Trump will win the White House, making him the 45th US President”, one read. “Sharks beat Capitals 3-0”, said the other. Since that Tuesday evening, nothing about the political climate in the United States has felt the same. Words
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Sophie Goethals_online

The audacity of hate

On Nov. 8, Donald Trump was elected the president of the United States. That night, cities across the country exploded in protest, showing disdain for the discriminatory and inflammatory rhetoric that was used by the president-elect and substantiated by the American voters. And people aren’t just upset that this nation
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Sophie Goethals_online

The world is a locker room

Sports with Sophie

Do you feel demeaned? Upset? Beaten down? Worthless? Angry? Now you know how the Harvard women’s soccer team felt two weeks ago after hearing that the men’s team had created a document that ranked each and every one of them based on their attractiveness and sexuality.
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TaylorChoe_Online_ZainabAli

The concrete ceiling

Everyone has their embarrassing middle school emails — [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] But as cringeworthy as these are, I think mine takes the cake — [email protected] Sixth grade marked the beginning of my lifelong love for sports. I remember spending hours on nba.com researching different players’ stats and comparing players from
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Asking the wrong questions

Sports with Sophie

The first question read, “What is it like to be a white American in the NBA?” The query unnerved me a bit, but I read on. A little later the interviewer asked, “Has anyone ever said anything to you racially on the basketball floor?” and my uncomfort grew. It ended
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