Setting the Record Straight: Petrels of Fire Winner Mark Olas ’01

Last month, our campus celebrated Oglethorpe Day with the annual Petrels of Fire race around the quad in an attempt to beat the 12 chimes of the carillon bells. Another year went by without a “winner”, but unbeknownst to this reporter, there has indeed been someone who achieved this feat, and it’s time the story …

Oglethorpe Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day

As a woman who has been “blessed” with two left feet, butter fingers, and a penchant for laziness, I can honestly say that sports intimidate me. I have always associated sports with winning and being “the best,” two things that are not easily accomplished without the aid of hand-eye coordination. But last week, thanks to the …

“Football” Fever!

In the summer of 2010, all eyes were focused on the 2010 FIFA World Cup and one Petrel alum kept the world’s soccer fans updated, play-by-play, on the world’s largest sporting event. Sportscaster Brent Latham ’97 played soccer at Oglethorpe and reported on World Cup action on ESPN.com. He was also 1/7th of a team of …