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Mens tennis places seventh at ITAs in Cleveland

Men’s tennis places seventh at ITAs in Cleveland

Markham Sigler March 3, 2017

This past weekend, the men's tennis team traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championship (ITA). The team started off...

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Sports-talk and the language of culture

Markham Sigler February 9, 2017

Professional athletes are contemporary America's pseudo-holy men. They are born with physical gifts that predetermine their fate as linebackers, power forwards and pitchers. In accordance with Malcolm...

Greatest people and society

“Greatest people” and society

Markham Sigler January 19, 2017

A man is born in the province of Yan and grows up in the province of Chu. Once he has reached a certain age, he sets out to return home, so that he can pay his respects to the ancestors. Upon the road,...

Reflections on yoga in America and at Trinity

Reflections on yoga in America and at Trinity

Markham Sigler January 19, 2017

America's exercise culture is growing. We have friends joining the Crossfit movement, notice more bikers dangerously close to our cars and read intense articles about esoteric "extreme fitness" classes...

Why disc golf is the special something

Why disc golf is the special something

Markham Sigler November 18, 2016

Soon, some of you upperclassmen will leave to travel abroad. It's a great time. You'll learn a lot about yourself and the people you share the world with. It won't all be roses and blissful drunken nights...

The Warriors mortality, and the MVP race

The Warriors’ mortality, and the MVP race

Markham Sigler November 14, 2016

Basketball is back. Across the world, true fans have a renewed sense of hope, as well as a fuller, more meaningful purpose. True love is a beautiful thing. And what is it to love the game but to appreciate...

Trading reality for narcissism

Trading reality for narcissism

Markham Sigler November 7, 2016

Big Bend is one of the darkest places in the nation. Deep in the bowels of west Texas, the national park's unique lack of light pollution results in breathtaking night skies. It's rare that we escape civilization...

When sports superstars chase ghosts; how the greats motivate themselves

When sports superstars chase ghosts; how the greats motivate themselves

Markham Sigler November 7, 2016

In 1981, John McEnroe defeated Bjorn Borg for the US Open championship. It was the 14th time the two tennis players had battled, and McEnroe's victory split the series at 7 to 7. The two young men were...

The curious case of the zone

The curious case of the zone

Markham Sigler October 28, 2016

In the cult classic "White Men Can't Jump," Woody Harrelson stars as Billy Hoyle, a loud-mouth basketball player with a knack for abusing opponents' weaknesses. Los Angeles pick-up in the 1990s was...

The misadventures of empathy

The misadventures of empathy

Markham Sigler October 27, 2016

The call for collective empathy is prevalent among rightfully concerned people. A friend recently suggested to me that if everyone consciously chose to be more empathetic, the world's increasingly distressing...

The purpose of politics

The purpose of politics

Markham Sigler October 10, 2016

Our culture's politicization is evident. The simple drive down 281 South from San Antonio to Corpus Christi used to be marked by the flat Texas countryside, with expansive farmlands and not much else....

Vegas releases NBA predictions

Vegas releases NBA predictions

Markham Sigler October 1, 2016

The MLB regular season is closing in on its prolonged conclusion, and the NFL and college football seasons are officially in full swing, which can mean only one thing "“ it is time to start thinking...

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