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Articles by Leslie Canter

Why We Play the Game

“Going for the ‘Dub.' ” You hear it a lot when you hang around Rains. The Dub. The Win. Athletes spend hours, often hitting the pool or lacing up their shoes twice a day, preparing for the match, the game, the race—all in the pursuit of that big Dub. Maybe Annie Lydens PO ’13 is talking about it,...

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New Sagehens Bring Strong Showing to Season Opener

The Pomona-Pitzer women’s basketball team opened the season on Tuesday night with a challenging match against San Diego Christian at Voelkel Gymnasium. Despite strong play by a number of first-year athletes, the Hens fell to the Hawks 77-49.Transfer student Alexis Sones PO ’13 scored 13 points...

Lydens Wins SCIAC, P-P Finishes 4th

Prado Park in Chino is notorious for a few things. First and foremost, the air sitting above the park smells like death. And now, a close second, the park is now known as the stomping grounds of Annie Lydens PO ‘13, country music enthusiast, SCIAC Champion, and two-time SCIAC Runner of the...

Lydens Takes Gold at Multi-Duals

Last Saturday morning, women in blue and orange polyester uniforms huddled beneath a lonely oak tree at La Mirada Park. Fall Break trips to Joshua Tree were not on the agenda for these ladies. Instead, alarm clocks had jolted the women from their dreams at a chilly 5:45 a.m. They pulled sweats on...

PP Women’s Cross-Country: Kickin’ It Into Gear

"The time has come, women. Run far, run fast." A cough, a splutter from the audience and then, "La Mirada." That was all Kathleen "KShea" Shea PO '12 had to say. She stood stoic as a prophet among a herd of women who, in daylight hours, have come to be known as PPXC. The hottest team of the 5Cs,...

Pole Fitness: The Next Big Thing?

There is a white stucco building off Foothill Blvd. with a sign you can only barely read from the road: “Unleashed Fitness.” It’s just next to the Jiu-Jitsu studio and across the street from that RV dealership, the one that shares a parking lot with Empire Tattoos. A billboard for an Inland...

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Hens Run Wild at P-P Invitational

Oct. 1 was just a normal Saturday in the Inland Empire. The mercury climbed to 85 degrees by 7:30 a.m., with enough humidity to ensure that even early-morning video gamers felt the tickle of sweat on their brows. Thick clouds of smog retreated with the day as the sun carved out a clear view of...

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Lydens, Freese Race in Friendly Competition at Stanford

Last weekend, a golf course in Palo Alto got a whole lot more than it bargained for. Yellow and orange flags, stakes, and powdered chalk covered the grass, along with hundreds of pairs of Nike and Adidas rubber-soled racing flats—but Pomona-Pitzer standout Annie Lydens PO '13 prefers her red and...

WPPXC Runs Record Time at Riverside

Riverside got more than they bargained for at the annual UC Riverside Cross Country Invitational. Charging out of the team vans with music blasting, the Pomona-Pitzer women's cross country team was ready to prove to Southern California just how fast they are. Rolling hills and orange groves—maybe...

Sagehens Tear Up the Track at Riverside Invitational

Claire Brickson PO '14 ran a speedy 6k in 22:37 at last Saturday's UC Riverside Invitational meet, earning her a spot as sixth fastest 6k runner in Pomona-Pitzer history. Flying across the finish line, Claire snagged 84th place out of 167 women. Runners from all three NCAA divisions competed,...

Women's Track Beats Heat, CalTech at CMS Four-Way

“The heat was just so heavy,” Pitzer junior Kayla Eland said. “It was pressing down on us, and with each lap it felt like my legs were wading through quicksand and my lungs were going to collapse. Not to mention, my mouth was as dry as a bone.” Laments of the stifling...

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Zombie Novelist Brooks to Speak at Pitzer Commencement

On May 14, humans in white caps and gowns will muster forces on Pitzer’s new Commencement Lawn. At their helm will stand novelist and screenwriter Max Brooks PZ ‘94. As the author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, Brooks will rally seniors with a commencement speech,...

Women's Track Thrives at PP Invitational

Over 1,300 pairs of shoes stomped on Strehle track last Saturday, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational Track Meet. Known fondly by P-P tracksters as the “P-P Invite,” every year the Sagehens and Sagecocks look forward to the sudden influx of the...

Personal Bests Not Enough for Women's Track to Top Whittier, Cal Lu

This weekend the Sagehen women’s track and field team took a trip to Pasadena to compete in the annual four-way meet at Caltech. Although the Hens were not scoring against the Caltech Beavers, tension was running high between the two teams.“It was like there was some kind of...

Date Rape Drug Experiences Go Unnoticed on Claremont Campuses

“I’m still not sure exactly what it was, but all I know is that something f---ed-up happened that night,” Pitzer senior Isabelle Martin said. “All I remember is dancing with this guy, and the next minute I know I was in the hospital."Martin’s experience at...

First-Years Boost Women's Track at Oxy

On Friday, March 11, the stage at Occidental’s Bill Henry Track was once again set for blistering sunburns and a vicious annual rivalry: the Oxy/P-P Dual Meet, followed by the Occidental Distance Carnival. The P-P women’s track and field squad showed up in full force, ready for a showdown. In...

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Neo-Nazi group provokes protests in Claremont

Claremont played host to the southwest chapter of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), a neo-Nazi group, on Saturday, March 19. Roughly 30 NSM members, dressed in black uniforms and fatigues and carrying flags emblazoned with swastikas and the letters NSM, staged a demonstration on the...

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