Kaitlin Richotte, another member of the Hawk’s Claw, (not to mention my best friend) makes a good point in her article “Cheerleaders are ATHLETES.” Being a three sport athlete, I know that sometimes hard work and dedication can be overlooked, which is very frustrating and demeaning. As a basketball player, I truly believe that the cheerleaders have a big effect on how well the team plays, and how involved the fans get. The louder and more involved the fans become, the harder the players work. Yes, cheerleaders can sometimes be a little loud and unnecessarily annoying, but without them, the gym atmosphere would be quiet and awkward. Read the rest of this entry »
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Monica Waskiewicz ’12
This basketball season has brought many new challenges throughout the year, but none of them big enough to slow our team down. Being one of the four senior girls, watching our season draw close to the end, it’s hard to realize that this is our last year. This is our last chance to work as hard as we can to get as far as we can. So far, we’ve won the title of Co-champions with Easthampton, but we all believe that we can make it so much farther. Being with the three other senior girls for almost my entire life has been amazing, and having to realize that this is my last year with them is almost unbearable to think about. Read the rest of this entry »
The University of Massachusetts is known for its 1,450 acres of beautiful and wide campus, its athletic community and its police department. The UMPD has helped and saved lives ever since the opening of UMASS in 1863. The UMASS police department has two main goals that the officers work hard for; to prevent and respond to criminal activity and emergencies. The department operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, providing patrol, investigation, specialized and emergency response, as well as crime prevention and educational services. Research shows and proves that the UMPD has saved hundreds of lives all the while keeping thousands of students safe and under control. Robert Waskiewicz, a police officer from UMASS who has worked there for 28 years states, “UMASS is a great community to work in. Faculty and students treat us with respect, and with that respect, the crime and death rate is exceptionally low for such a populated college.” The UMPD has done everything they can to keep the students safe, and as a student to be, I hope the college I choose has police officers around like the ones at UMASS!