Bissman walls improperly handled

Wooster has always maintained that its academic purpose is to foster an environment where discussion is encouraged and dissenting opinions are valued. To put these principles into action, the administration has consistently prided itself on valuing student input and taking these judgments into consideration before making decisions. In turn, students have appreciated an administration that is willing to listen to their ideas. This academic setting promotes mutual respect between the students and the administration. However, when the Office of Residence Life made a decision to paint over the Greek artwork on the walls of Bissman Hall this summer, the staff fell well short of its collaborative mission. Continue reading Bissman walls improperly handled

Turf intensifies play

I think I can speak on behalf of our field hockey program when I say that we absolutely love playing on the new turf. The game is quicker and the atmosphere from the stadium increases the intensity in our play. It allows our game to become faster and better prepares us for teams that normally have the advantage of playing on turf fields. This field gives us an opportunity to experience turf and still be able to play on our grass field, Cindy Barr Memorial Field.

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Number of years that Dennis Rice has coached for the cross country team. He spent four years as the assistant coach before being given the head coaching position in 1988.


Number of players on the menís soccer team who scored more than two goals last season, Karl Ruter í10 and Scott Buckwald í10. Ruter scored six goals, and Buckwald scored seven. Continue reading BY THE NUMBERS


Sports Editor Matthew Yannie recently talked about the upcoming football season with starting quarterback Austin Holter í10.

The football team is looking to continue the winning tradition that resulted in a second place finish in the North Coast Athletic Conference just last season.

Holter, who led the conference and in total yards from scrimmage with 2,712, which was also a school record.† He also totaled 22 touchdowns (nine rushing and 13 passing) over the ten game span. He was named a second team NCAC All-Conference quarterback after starting every game in the 2008 season. Continue reading FRIDAY CONVERSATION

Scotsí season ends in extra inning heartbreak

When the University of St. Thomas knocked a single through the left side of the infield to beat the Wooster baseball team for the national championship in the bottom of the 12th inning, ìheartbroken” doesnít even begin to describe the emotions at the end of last yearís historic season. However, looking back on the 2009 season, despite a rash of injuries and adversity, last yearís baseball team came closer to a national championship than any team in school history. That feat in itself may be the most remarkable aspect of the Fighting Scotsí roller coaster season. Continue reading Scotsí season ends in extra inning heartbreak


Donít have a clue whoís going to win the big game? Every week, sports nuts Matthew Yannie, Andrew Vogel, Chris Weston and Jason Weingardt will pick the weekís biggest football games, both college and pro. Some will be on the mark, others probably not so much. Weíll track their progress every week with season standings. Think theyíve picked the wrong teams?† Feel free to let them know what you think about all sports at† Continue reading PICK íEM

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