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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Navigating College Stress: Effective Strategies and Le Moyne Resources for Student Well-being
Mai Aljanabi, Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

College life presents unique challenges and stressors for students, impacting their mental well-being and overall success. This article delves...

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In the world of theater, Le Moyne College graduate John Douglas Thompson is known to possess an exceptional ability to captivate audiences, effortlessly...

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Michael Scalise, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Here at Le Moyne, the phrase “Greatness meets Goodness” is at the very foundation by which the school stands, and it is safe to say that...

Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Carly Nicolai, Editor in Chief • September 18, 2023

“What do you want to do with your degree?” It’s a question many college students have heard before, whether it comes from friends and...

Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
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Many Le Moyne students have likely walked by the lovely gardens outside the Jesuit Residence–a beautiful touch of color amidst the many cloudy...

Le Moyne Standard Issue: How Much Is Too Much?

President Linda LeMura was formally inaugurated as Le Moyne’s 14th President this past Friday. It was a ceremony filled with great pomp and circumstance that truly brought out the best in this proud school.

One thing of note that glaringly stood out was the attire of most of Le Moyne’s athletes. At the behest of the athletic department, most of the athletes wore the “standard issue” outfit consisting of a green and gold sweatsuit with the Le Moyne logo on it. Fortunately, not all teams took this request seriously as some formally dressed for the occasion in some combination of khakis, dress shirt and tie.

Why the athletic department would think it acceptable to have their athletes, a face of sorts for the school, dressed so inappropriately for such a major event is beyond me. If anything, the athletes should have been amongst the best dressed group there. A minimum of a Le Moyne-labeled polo would have sufficed, but a hoodie and sweatpants is unacceptable.

I understand the need for uniformity, but for a situation as important as a presidential inauguration where all members on stage were in the most regal of academic clothing, the decision made to have the athletes dress the way they did was reprehensible.

If you are going to make the athletes a part of this school’s marketing plan then it would probably make sense to not have them looking like they just got off the bus from a long road trip. One of the core values of Le Moyne’s newly introduced ‘Inside the L’ initiative is “Excellence with Integrity.” Sure, the athletes were united in their sweatsuits, but couldn’t they have looked just as united in a polo emblazoned with the Le Moyne Dolphin?

Le Moyne Athletics should be ashamed of themselves for how they chose to display their athletes at Friday’s ceremony. This was a great opportunity to show off some of Le Moyne’s finest and the department dropped the ball.

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