Sex Eye Culture

Shirttails serves as one of the most unifying Hendrix experiences. We all love to cheer on our residence halls, especially when we see the signature moves. But coupled with the signature Raney romp, Veasey crawl, Hardin hard-on, and crowd-favorite Martin push-up is the hyper-sexualization of freshman.  While we emphasize that Shirttails should be a peer-pressure-free environment, we as a Hendrix community inundate the freshman class with hyper-sexualized messages that have become normalized for us upperclassmen. Hendrix’s seemingly sex-positive culture becomes a part of everyday life for those of us that have become familiar with the campus and community. During the … Continue reading Sex Eye Culture

Farewell to Field Hockey

During the 2019 Spring Semester, the Women’s Field Hockey team received an obscure email for a meeting with the Hendrix Athletic Director, Amy Weaver, and the Assistant Athletic Director, Thad McCracken. “The field hockey group chat blew up,” sophomore Sarah Morris said, “we all got there about five speculating what is happening.” There the team was told that their beloved sport was going to be cut from the Hendrix College Athletic Program. When asked about the reasoning behind this decision, Weaver said, “recruiting sufficient numbers for the sport of field hockey continued to be a challenge.” In addition to finding … Continue reading Farewell to Field Hockey