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Head Down to the Round-Up

Head Down to the Round-Up

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Cowboy hats and country music: the two things that many Whitman students initially envision when picturing the Pendleton Round-Up. Upon visiting, however, one realizes that the Round-Up is a significant cultural celebration for rodeo fans and local Native Americans alike. The Pendleton Round-Up is an ... Read more »

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
September 22, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Before Whitman’s home volleyball game on Sept. 16, senior Cherokee Washington released a letter of solidarity informing the Whitman community that she would decline to stand during the game’s national anthem. Washington’s letter made it clear that her actions were in no way intended to ... Read more »

Intramural Sports Kicks Off Another Year

Arie Knops, Sports Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Now that the 2016-2017 academic year has begun, another season of intramural sports is finally underway. The driving force behind the IM calendar is the IM committee, a group of consisting of two representatives from each grade that work hard behind the scenes to organize this treasured aspect of Whitman... Read more »

Should DIII Athletes Be Eligible for Athletic Scholarships?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer
September 15, 2016
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What is the difference between Division I and Division III athletics? Many point to higher standards of competition, more demanding time commitments and larger institutions as characteristics of DI programs. We have all heard of the debate on paying some DI college athletes, but what about DIII a... Read more »

A Whittie on the Walla Walla Sweets

A Whittie on the Walla Walla Sweets

Quinn Salkind, Sports Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

As he finished up his Junior year, Garrett Atkinson (’17) went into the summer preparing for a business internship with the Walla Walla Sweets Baseball Club. What he did not expect was to be playing for the team himself. As it turned out, the Sweets were in need of left handed pitchers at the start... Read more »

Whitman Soccer Takes LA

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

While many students were acclimating themselves to campus the first weekend after classes began, the Whitman Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams were busy playing in a combined five games in Southern California. Pre-Northwest Conference trips like this are typical for the soccer teams. Last year t... Read more »

Were the Rio Olympics worth it for Brazil?

Daniel Charlton, Sports Editor
September 8, 2016
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On the evening of August 20, the Brazil men’s soccer team sealed an Olympic Gold Medal, sending the Brazilian people into the streets in celebration. Only one day later, the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremonies came to a close, spelling a final send-off for a record-breaking Olympic Games. Michael Phelps, w... Read more »

Fall Athletics Heating Up

Fall Athletics Heating Up

Daniel Charlton and Mitchell Smith
September 8, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Women's Soccer After spending much of last year’s rebuilding effort at the bottom of the Northwest Conference standings, the 2016 Whitman women’s soccer team will feature one of its most balanced squads in the last few years. The team returns NW Conference First Team member and senior midfie... Read more »

Sweets Earn 2nd Straight Nationals Trip

Sweets Earn 2nd Straight Nationals Trip

May 5, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The Sweets (formerly known as The Lady Sweets) have had an incredibly successful season, posting 3 tournament wins. This included a victory at the Stanford Invitational, one of the most competitive Division I tournaments in the country. For a stretch of time they were the number one DI team in the country,... Read more »

Men’s Soccer Fundraiser Brings Walla Walla Community Together

May 5, 2016
Filed under Men's Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Whitman College’s Men’s Soccer Team organized a fundraising community soccer tournament for the weekend of April 23 and 24. Nine teams in all signed up for the fundraiser, with one team composed of Whitman students and the other eight composed of adult league teams and teams with varsity players... Read more »

Sweet Onion Crank Showcases Talent for Whitman Climbing Team, Ending With Two 1st Place Finishes

May 5, 2016
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The Sweet Onion Crank is a Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit bouldering competition and rock climbing festival hosted at the Whitman College Climbing Center each spring. This past week the event turned out to be especially fruitful for the Whitman College Men’s and Women’s teams. A team compris... Read more »

Leicester City Completes Most Historic Season in Sports History

Alden Glass
May 5, 2016
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On Monday afternoon, the former player of the year for the Barclay’s Premier League, Eden Hazard, scored the goal that gave new crowned league MVP Riyadh Mahrez his first ever BPL title. With a two goal comeback against second placed Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea ensured Leicester City would maintain... Read more »

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