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Articles by Katie Bodner

May 1, 2012
Having just won five out of their six meets, the MIT Women’s Gymnastics team was fully confident and prepared to enter the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs’ meet in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meet was at the Salt Lake City Convention Center, April 19–21, and over 50 gymnastics clubs from the United States entered the competition. MIT decidedly won the competition with 149.25 points overall.
April 13, 2012
It’s an exciting year to be on the Women’s Gymnastics team at MIT. Even though they were cut from varsity status to club status in 2009, the team has powered through the past two years and won at last year’s nationals.
March 23, 2012
On Tuesday afternoon, MIT’s Women’s Lacrosse scored a huge victory over Framingham State, beating the Rams 20-12 and bringing MIT’s record to 1-4. MIT’s confidence brought on an early 7-2 run, which the Rams fought to bring down to 7-6 just short of the end of the first half. The first half included remarkable scoring by Laura M. Wacker ’13 who amassed three goals, and Katie M. Kauffman ’12, who had two. With the help of Molly E. McShane ’13’s two free position goals, the Engineers ended the half at 9-7.
March 20, 2012
A blood clot caused irreparable damage to Colleen’s spinal cord when she was just 11 years old, causing her to become paraplegic at a young age. She has, nevertheless, excelled tremendously in computer science, mathematics, and robotics and is a cheerful Course 6 sophomore in Alpha Chi Omega. Her secret, though: She’s been on the U.S. Women’s National Sled Hockey Team for over eight years. An extraordinary athlete and student, Colleen sat down with the The Tech explain more about her life at MIT and as a national athlete.
February 21, 2012
Pink balloons lined Rockwell Cage Saturday afternoon while fans dressed in pink packed the bleachers. Not only was it Senior Day for the MIT Women’s Basketball team’s final home game, but it was also the “Play4Kay” initiative. This fundraiser by the Kay Row Cancer Fund, in collaboration with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, aimed to raise funds for breast cancer research and generate awareness on the courts and in communities.
February 7, 2012
Editor’s Note: Due to editorial deadlines for this issue, score records here may not be the most current.
February 7, 2012
This summer, while filling out the housing lottery, I’ll admit that I was apprehensive about moving into the newest dormitory on campus. What would it be like? How would I even know if I would like living there? Questions like these raced through my mind, until I realized that my peers and I could seize this opportunity and have an impact on a new MIT community. We could pioneer original traditions, develop the culture, and leave a mark on the dorm. When Maseeh Hall opened in August 2011, a group of 462 diverse residents moved in, and the dorm took off from there.
January 18, 2012
On Saturday, the MIT Engineers fought hard but fell to Springfield, changing MIT’s record to 7-7 (4-2 at home) and improving Springfield’s record to 9-6 (5-1 away).
January 11, 2012
American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, Fla. was filled to capacity on Tuesday, Dec. 27, when the Heat dominated the Celtics. With only a few green jerseys sprinkled throughout the large crowd, the morale for the Celtics was low. I found myself struggling to root for my new Boston team, as I have lived in South Florida since I was born. Nevertheless, the game was exhilarating, and the Celtics showed a renewed effort throughout the last quarter.
December 6, 2011
In a close game on Saturday afternoon, the MIT Women’s Basketball team defeated WPI 61-57 in a battle that was hard-fought until the end. MIT improved its record to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in NEWMAC. Impressive offense and a strong defensive front made up the difference in this game for the Engineers.
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