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  • Quidditch takes flight at CMU

    The CMU Marauders are Carnegie Mellon’s newest club sports team on campus — Quidditch. The game of Quidditch is based off the game played in the Harry Potter series. Quidditch consists of players flying on brooms and shooting at hoops high in the air for points, while players hit balls at each other, and one player attempts to catch the Snitch.

    Sports | October 10, 2011
  • Sam Thompson has multi-faceted life

    This week The Tartan had the opportunity to catch up with Sam Thompson, a junior football player from Alcoa, Tenn. He began playing football in seventh grade for his middle school team, and continued playing in high school.

    Thompson started off playing safety but was moved to cornerback his first year, and has played the position ever since.

    Sports | October 3, 2011
  • Women’s soccer defeats Denison at home

    Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer got back on track last Wednesday after its loss to Washington and Jefferson as the Tartans took the reins and beat Denison University 1–0 at home. In the Washington and Jefferson game, Carnegie Mellon had trouble converting its offensive moves into goals. The Tartans had 10 shots on goal, but all were denied. Washington and Jefferson was able to get two goals off the...

    Sports | October 3, 2011
  • Women's soccer wins four in a row

    The Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team is on a roll after its fourth straight victory this past Saturday. The Tartans have wins over Rochester Institute of Technology (2–1), York College of Pennsylvania (3–1), Frostburg State (1–0), and John Carroll University (3–0). This brings the team record to 4–2 overall.

    Sports | September 19, 2011
  • Athlete Profile: Katie Cecil

    Just a few weeks into the women’s fall tennis season The Tartan had the opportunity to catch up with sophomore transfer student Katie Cecil. Cecil completed her first year at Tulane University were she played Division I tennis.

    Katie Cecil is currently majoring in biology with a neuroscience track. She plans on going to medical school and aspires to be a neurologist or brain surgeon.

    Sports | September 19, 2011