Jess Derr

Jessica Derr Feb 27, 2017 12:00 am

Winter-Break Purgatory

If I did not know any better, I would have thought I was in purgatory. Bleary-eyed and messy-haired, I’d rise long after the rest of the world, staggering down the stairs like something straight out of The Walking Dead. From all the daytime television I consumed, Live With Kelly,...

Jessica Derr Jan 13, 2017 12:00 am

‘It’s on Us’

They often say that the college years will be the best years of your life. For Yeardley Love, it seemed to be going that way. The Baltimore native had achieved her childhood dream of playing for the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team while pursuing a major in government and a...

Jessica Derr Dec 6, 2016 12:00 am

Todd Barnes, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

One of the things we talk about a lot is before you can win a championship, you have to believe you are a champion-level athlete. You’ve got to believe in yourself. Nothing positive ever happens from negative thoughts.  Being a successful student and being a successful athlete...

Jessica Derr Nov 9, 2016 7:00 pm

Jurassic Distractions

I came crashing into consciousness, roused by a pounding on the door. This was no ordinary knock. Not your suitemate forgetting her key type of knock. Not your RA telling you are violating quiet hours (again) knock. Not public safety returning your burned microwave because someone...

Jessica Derr Oct 18, 2016 4:07 pm

The Life of a College Athlete

It is 5-something a.m. on a Friday. The first lights of dawn have yet to color the sky. Even the most ambitious of students remain in the sanctity of their beds, not even the birds have risen – the morning air rendered still without their song. All of Arcadia University seems to be bewitched in a...