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Changes will be made for Residence Life in 2016-2017

  With a new year of changes beginning at Hood, there will be an even bigger change coming this fall. Residence Life will be making adjustments for incoming first-year students as well as upperclassmen. Matthew Troutman, the new Director of Residence Life, said. First-Year Housing will be a new highlight on campus for incoming students. […]

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Joshua Davis, author of Spare Parts, visits Hood

Joshua Davis, journalist, storyteller and author of the first year read, Spare Parts visited Hood’s campus on Oct 21. Joshua Davis’ comical anecdotes engaged the audience from the very beginning of his talk. He spoke of graduating from college with an economics degree and being in debt. He also talked about how he went to […]

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Policies for Dollars 2015: The Quest for the Pink Spoon

The yearly Hood College tradition puts the dormitories first year students against each other in different activities from the chants, to obstacle course, skits and jeopardy, first year students got involved in the quest to win the Pink Spoon, the 500 dollars, and of course, bragging rights for the entire year. “It’s a good way […]

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What Should Be Done about Blazer Bucks?

Blazer Bucks are a unique part of Hood College’s meal plans, but students rarely have anything positive to say about them. “Blazer food has gone up in price and down in quantity,” one Hood student said. “It needs to be more beneficial to those who don’t like Dining Hall food.” To get an idea of […]



Women’s Basketball Preview

Photo by Charlie Covell The women’s basketball team will start off the season on November 7th vs. Goucher College. We have been given a little preview of what the women’s basketball team expects when taking the court after interviewing head coach, Jack Mehl. Coach Mehl believes that the Lady Blazers will be “very competitive this […]


Men’s Basketball Preview

Photo by Charlie Covell The men’s basketball team will start off the season on November 3rd at Mount St. Marys. We were presented with a little preview of the season after speaking with first year head coach, Chad Dickman. Coach Dickman feels that “the men’s basketball team will have to rebuild from several significant losses […]

Weather delays golf

By Noah Lipman Poor weather conditions delayed the start of the spring season for the Hood College golf team, but the team began play on Monday. After some promising performances in the fall portion of their schedule, Blazers team members said they are excited for the upcoming events. The team was scheduled to begin the […]

The Unseen Heroes of Hood Athletics

The senior captain of the men’s basketball team lands awkwardly, jumping for a rebound, and his knee explodes. A women’s soccer player lies motionless of the turf after a mid-air collision with another player. It is the college athletic trainer who rushes to the scene after the first few seconds when these devastating sports injuries […]