Content warning: discussion of disordered eating and body image issues I remember being most conscious of my widened hips and my four-inch growth spurt when standing in front of the mirror-lined wall in my gymnasium, practicing full turns and split jumps at gymnastics practice. I was surrounded by girls who…Read More
Opinion: What happened to America’s pastime?
The United States is the hegemon of professional sports. It could be the national powerhouse that is the NFL, the international impact of the NBA or the dynasty that is the U.S. women’s soccer team. The United States, for almost the last 100 years, has been the epitome of excellence…Read More
Day in the life: Luke Pierce
Luke Pierce came all the way from Floresville, a small town in Texas, to attend William Jewell College. Many members of his family also attended the College, making Jewell a second home for Pierce. Besides being a student-athlete on the track & field team – where he runs the 400m, 200m…Read More
Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete: Michaela Esau
Though Michaela Esau, junior Oxbridge literature & theory and communications major, did not start her college career as a student-athlete, she joined the William Jewell College tennis team this fall and has recently landed her first collegiate win. Besides being a college student-athlete, Esau balances being a tutor, a Cardinal…Read More
Recap of the Current Athletic Season
The fall athletic season at William Jewell College, like many in the U.S. has been altered for many sports. Football, volleyball and soccer have been pushed to the spring season while golf, cross country, swimming and tennis have continued their fall season as they are lower risk for COVID-19. Both…Read More
Day in the Life: Antonio Porter Jr.
My name is Antonio Porter Jr., and I am a member of the track and field team at William Jewell College. I chose Willam Jewell because it has a good balance between sports and education. It is also closer to my daughter’s family. Have you ever wondered what the life…Read More
Top 5 Sports Movies
When discussing movies that channel an array of emotions, you find yourself with a few select genres. Add in an underdog, and you have yourself only one genre: sports. There are many different sports movies and approaches that directors and producers take to them, but some are just better than…Read More
Arrowhead Stadium and COVID-19
The new COVID-19 NFL guidelines have changed the way football will be played this season. The number of fans allowed in the stadiums has decreased, and there will be fewer people on the sidelines and no post-game interactions between opponents and coaches. The 2020 NFL season began with the 2020…Read More
Opinion: Do superstars in sports have too much influence?
Sports have returned after a brief hiatus due to COVID-19, and the absence seemed to highlight their economic and social importance. In the face of crises, sports can be a uniting force, and in this current environment, that can be extremely powerful. However, the return of sports has also reignited…Read More