The Whittier Miscellany

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Megan Flanagan, Sports Writer

April 13, 2016

Filed under Sports

Many countries value their heritage, culture, and traditions, and have incorporated them into everyday life. However, often, there is a  lack of understanding, or common ground, amongst individuals stemming from different cult...

Restoring Peace to FIFA After Corruption Scandal

Zareef Khan, Sports Writer

April 13, 2016

Filed under Sports

Corruption has engulfed and plagued FIFA, or Fédération Internationale de Football Association, since the summer of 2015. Joseph Blatter, previous president of FIFA since 1998, has received a six year ban from all football ...

Drafted to Fight: WWII’s Effect on Sports

Julia Delzingaro, Sports Writer

April 13, 2016

Filed under Sports

At the outbreak of World War II in 1939, almost all Americans agreed that the US should stay neutral and not get involved in the war. However, after rising tensions between Japan and the United States, culminating in the Japane...

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Preview

John Blackwell, Sports Writer

April 13, 2016

Filed under Sports

The year 2016 is not just special because it is a leap year, but also because it is the year the Summer Olympic Games return. Every four years, athletes from all over the world compete in various events to show their athletic a...

Eighth Graders Help Swim Team Find Success

Alice Irwin, Sports Writer

March 12, 2016

Filed under Sports, Weekly Update

Every few years or so, the Wilmington Friends athletic community recognizes young talent at our school and allows a student-athlete in 8th grade to be a part of an Upper School sports team. This year, Upper School swimming wel...

Students Fight Over Funding Equality

Alice Irwin, Sports Writer

March 4, 2016

Filed under Sports

A topic that has often been disregarded is the funding within the athletic program here at Wilmington Friends. The funding differences between the sports at Friends has started to become an issue, but is one that has not been ...

The Awareness of Sports Related Race Issues in America

Zareef Khan, Sports Writer

March 4, 2016

Filed under Sports

Incidents of race and racial equality issues have undoubtedly become particularly prevalent more recently. Several celebrities and people of power are letting their voices be heard as advocates for racial equality. However, o...

Reaching Out For Sports

Julia Delzingaro, Sports Writer

March 4, 2016

Filed under Sports

Many people from low-income communities are unable to participate in sports because they do not have access to sporting facilities or equipment. A number of new  organizations have been founded in hopes of trying to increase the pro...

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