THE MYSTERIOUS MARIST “M”

It’s a common sight to see the Marist “M” on students’ sweatshirts, folders and other Marist gear around campus. One peculiar place some might not expect to look for the Marist “M” is across the river. On a clear day down by the docks or by Gartland Commons, you might be able to see the…

Something More than Sports

To this day, I still love playing basketball with my friends, and I will be the first to admit that I take intramural basketball way too seriously here on campus. It’s just the competitive nature in me! When the time came to look at colleges and figure out what I wanted to major in, I…

Eat, Sleep, Row, Repeat.

Each Spring, the coaches and rowers all travel down to Clemson, South Carolina for a training trip that concludes with a race on the last day. The buses left Marist and arrived at Clemson University 17 hours later. After checking into the hotel and getting settled, the first of 12 practices began. Each day, we…

Marist Crew Team Formal

The crew team can usually be seen down by the river, in the weight room or in the cafeteria wearing boathouse jackets, spandex or sweatpants, but there is one time a year we break out our dress wear for the annual Crew Formal. This highly-anticipated event is one of the highlights of every rower’s year.…

Finding Peace Among 4000 Undergrads

At college, it is very hard to find a place of peace and quiet to call your own. Whether it is in the cafeteria at 6:00 during the dinner rush, between classes when students are scrambling to get from Fontaine to Donnelly or in my own Residence Hall, there are always people around. My residence…

Crew Walk On’s First Race

In any typical NCAA sport, it’s a difficult ordeal to even try to be a walk-on, let alone make the team. For Marist’s Women’s Crew team, though, walk-ons are welcomed with open arms. In fact, walk-ons make up a large majority of the freshman squad. On move-in day, Head Coach Tom Sanford talked with me…

Nothing Is Too Competitive for Tory!

As the captain of the Marist College Women’s Crew team, I would say that people generally consider me to be a competitive person. I can turn almost anything into a contest, such as “I bet I can eat more tacos than you”, “I bet I can walk to class faster than you”, or “I bet…