We are obsessed with the hustle. We glorify the grinders and the go-getters; those who work 70-hour weeks, pull all-nighters, have 4 a.m. wake-up times, and manage to run a side business all the while. There’s a troubling phenomenon in our schools and workplaces right now that worships unhealthy behaviors supposedly linked to success. It […]
More Than a Punter: The Inside Story of Citadel Football’s Swiss Army Knife
Depending on who you talk to, Matt Campbell is not Matt Campbell. To some teammates and coaches, he is ‘Matty Ice.’ To a few classmates, he is ‘Matt the Engineer.’ But those really close to Campbell know him by one name: ‘Matty Ice…Cream.’ The 6’1”, 227-pound junior Citadel punter is not overweight. Cheez-Its, not ice […]
Training at Home: One College Athlete and his New Pandemic Reality
At the 35th push-up, Dante Smith started to fatigue. Normally his teammates would be clustered around him, urging Smith to complete his set, which usually would reach 50 push-ups. Instead, he was alone, completing the workout in the driveway at his house in Charleston, South Carolina. If he was at the gym, he would have […]
Juuling: a College Lifestyle or Epidemic?
You encounter it everywhere: sitting in a crowded lecture hall, walking down Waverly Place, and even in the quiet study rooms of Bobst. A quick puff of smoke followed by the sickeningly sweet smell of mango. The Juul, designed as a nicotine-packed electronic alternative to cigarettes and sleekly packaged to resemble a flash drive, has […]