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“A PROUD BLACK MAN”: NEWSOM’S PAST INFLUENCES HIS COACHING LEGACY

For the past 22 years, Newsom has been the head track and field coach for Wartburg College, and for many of them he has been the only Black head coach in the American Rivers Conference, he said.

For the 60-time conference champion between Indoor and Outdoor Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, the civil unrest he witnessed across the United States this summer has been hard, but not unfamiliar.

  • “A PROUD BLACK MAN”: NEWSOM’S PAST INFLUENCES HIS COACHING LEGACY
    “I grew up in poverty. I grew up in violence. I hope that it inspires them, that representation of seeing a Black man. And I would hope that all of my student athletes can take pride in the man that I am. The man, the coach, the dad, the husband as well as the Black man that I am.”
  • WINTER TEAMS MAKE CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19
    “There will be significant facility challenges in the months of February, March and April. It will be much more challenging for our support staff with more sports competing at the same time, specifically our athletic trainers and sports information staff,” Rick Willis, Wartburg athletic director, said.
  • 2 EARN SECOND AS WOMEN’S TENNIS WRAPS SEASON
    Seniors Sydney Powers and Sydney Rottinghaus earned second place in the A-doubles competition when Wartburg’s women’s tennis team competed in the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) individual meet on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Arts & Entertainment

COVID CANCELS PLAYERS’ SHOW – SO FAR

Wartburg Players, the campus thespian society, has been attempting to put on a performance during the 2020 Fall Term, but their efforts have all fallen short.

The theater community on campus was deprived of their art at the beginning of 2020, as the March performance “The Diary of Anne Frank” was cancelled.

  • REVIEW: ‘TREMORS 7’ EXISTS FOR SOME REASON
    The “Tremors” franchise graduated from being five movies too long to being six movies too long on Oct. 20, 2020. Some might disagree and say that it’s now seven movies too long, but I’ll give the original 1990 film some wiggle room (pun intended).
  • ‘BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM:’ ‘VERY NICE!’
    On the surface, it might seem simple: a movie about an obviously foreign man with a thick accent, a complete lack of understanding of American culture, and a humorously oblivious disposition. But is there more to “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” than this derogatory stereotype of a character?
  • REVIEW: ‘REBECCA’ JUST ANOTHER ANTI-LOGICAL THRILLER
    Eighty years after the original film by Alfred Hitchcock, director Ben Wheatley released his version of the classic “Rebecca” on Netflix.