The lights of the Rutgers University natatorium seemed to be shining brighter than ever on the last night of the Metropolitan Conference Championships. I stepped up on the starting block to swim the 200-yard butterfly for my last race of the season. For the second straight year, I finished in 16th place and our team once again finished in second place, just shy of winning a championship.
The events of Sept. 11, 2001, had a huge impact on the country and the world. It killed 2,977 people according to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and to this date is the largest terrorist attack launched on the United States.
As a lifelong New Yorker, the events of that day really hit close to home. I was only 17 months old when it happened, but I still feel an impact in hearing the stories that my family has told me.
The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) announced on July 28 that all fall sports are canceled for the 2020 season. The cancellations include football, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, tennis and cross country.
The College held a dialogue around allyship and racial injustice on June 21 with a panel via Zoom. The discussion was moderated by the interim director of intercultural engagement and inclusion, Marvin Carter, and the panel included seven different staff and faculty members.
Spring is normally an exciting time in the sports world. March Madness sets the tone for the beginning of the MLB and NCAA baseball season, while anticipation for the Masters Tournament builds up into the NBA Playoffs. Under normal circumstances, spring athletes at the College would be finishing up their seasons — and for many, for the last time.
As a student-athlete who spent four weeks on campus during winter break while operating on a limited budget, I know the benefits of having a Wawa nearby. My teammates and I would go to the Wawa on Sylvia Street after morning practice to pick up coffee and subs. This was a near-daily trip that we would take. Some of us made multiple trips to Wawa in a day if we didn’t feel like cooking another meal and wanted a cheaper option than what is offered at nearby restaurants.
With teams reporting to spring training and the Houston Astros cheating scandal behind the league, it is finally baseball season. There have been many moves during the off-season that have caused teams across the league to look quite different. With that in mind, here is how each division looks heading into the 2020 regular season.
Love is in the air this time of year, and Valentine’s Day is the day when we tell our significant others how much we love them. Many couples often celebrate by going out to fancy dinners or giving each other extravagant gifts.
Normally after the Super Bowl ends, football fans have to wait months for a new season to begin. But a new era began on Saturday, Feb. 8, when the D.C. Defenders defeated the Seattle Dragons in the first week of the newly formed XFL’s season.