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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
A Convenient Time for Reform

The recent rally outside of Venable should be reason to reassess our current policies on student social life. Objections from those critical of the movement have claimed that the idea of self-responsibility among the student body has failed, and that we can’t effectively take care of ourselves. However, the real problem is more institutional than personal: we simply do not have many choices on-campus during the weekend. If we were given more choices, we can reignite a vivacious social atmosphere while also promoting safety.
Right now students on this campus generally …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Often, Unrest will rear its head when the masses find that power is being used outside of its prescribed context—and little effort is shown to change the status quo. It is then that administrator (be they members of government or academia) finds himself in an iron skillet while the emotions of the many simmer and burn from below. The Hampden-Sydney campus is not a place completely unfamiliar to unrest among its student body. In light of recent campus events, it is worth a moment to look back at other times …

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Singer Christopher Eaglin Performs at Parents & Friends

The phrase “You can go anywhere with a degree from Hampden-Sydney,” is tossed around a lot when people talk about life after college, but in the broader sense, one analyses this statement as a testament to the nature and quality of the instruction at HSC—a good liberal arts education. Christopher Eaglin got that same kind of schooling at Morehouse College where he graduated at the top of his class as the valedictorian. He went on from there to graduate from Oxford with a MPhil in development. According to his bio, …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Recently, a group of students formed the Chi Phi colony on campus. The process of a group of interested members forming a colony, and later a chapter, for a fraternity involves many different parties that all have a role in the progression. This information comes from David Klein, Dean of Students at Hampden-Sydney College. Klein goes on to say that the colony has been given recognition on the national level, but has yet to be recognized by the school because the Interfraternity Council has not voted on the matter as …

Student Reviews »

[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Tiger Reviews

WZRD-WZRD
4 Stars
WZRD, a band made up of rap superstar KiD CuDi and producer Dot Da Genius, is an ambitious side project for CuDi, who is well known for his trippy rap songs like “Day and Night,” “Mr. Rager,” and “Pursuit of Happiness”. WZRD is a rock album; first and foremost, CuDi completely abandons his rapping for this album, instead focusing on using his signature voice to sing in the style of traditional rock over spacey beats that CuDi fans know well. The album’s different style may not sit well with …

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Lacrosse Falls to #7 Mustangs

After defeating Catholic 15-12 in their home opener, the Hampden-Sydney lacrosse team traveled north to take on the seventh-ranked Stevenson Mustangs. The game started off with a bang as Stevenson attackman put the hosts up 1-0 a mere 34 seconds into the contest. The Tigers answered with a Micah Keller goal less than 4 minutes later to knot the score at 1. Neither team found the back of the net until midway through the second quarter when Keller scored to give the Tigers their first lead of the afternoon.  The …

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Tennis Opens Season With Split

The Hampden-Sydney tennis team opened their season on February 27 against conference foe Emory & Henry. The action started with each school’s respective #1 seeds facing off, Tigers senior Kevin Calhoun won the first set 6-2 but was unable to hold off Wasps’ player Matt Nelson who won the next two sets 6-3, 6-1 to take the opening match. Chip Wintringham swept his match against Tigers freshman Zach King, 6-1, 6-0. In a battle of the #3 seeds, Hampden-Sydney’s Ian Sammler took the first set 6-3 but was unable to …