Plant-powered athletes: Students share their experiences in sports with modified diets

Photo illustration of athletes who find strength in vegan and vegetarian diets.

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

January 13, 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Venus Williams and Scott Jurek rank among many professional athletes who fuel their performance through plant-based diets. In addition to the big names, athletes on our home turf also find strength and endurance through vegan and vegetarianism. Lydia Roseman After months of being vegetaria...

Physical education classes run athletes into the dust

Teacher Tim Corteville instructs his primarily freshman P.E. class from the side of the pool as a part of the swim unit.

Emily Dickson and Grant Aden, Conceptual Editor in Chief and Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

Six miles, strength training, 700 calories burned—all in a day's work for student athletes at West and it’s not from a physical education class. It’s from running cross country. Even after hours of academic activity, students then shift their focus to after school athletics practices that contin...

Student Spotlight: Kathryn Kerckhoff

Freshman Kathryn Kerchoff laughs with her Assistant Peggy Tyree over a favorite joke.

Betsy Wait, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

If Special Olympics can be such a meaningful event for over 350 volunteers, imagine what the experience meant to the athletes. For freshman athlete Kathryn Kerckhoff, the day was filled with bountiful amounts of joy – including the time she spent with her buddies. “Sarah and George were my buddies....

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