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From Borleske to Safeco: Baseball Closes Memorable Season

From Borleske to Safeco: Baseball Closes Memorable Season

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
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The Whitman Blues baseball team ended their season falling painfully shy of a playoff berth in their final weekend match up against Linfield College. With the possibility of a win during the weekend, and a combination of possible outcomes across the Northwest Conference, the team still had a chance ...

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

In its twenty fifth year, last weekend’s annual Sweet Onion Crank bouldering competition brought nearly 200 students from schools across the Northwest to campus for a day chock-full of laughs and challenging climbs. On a weekend with the Renaissance Festival, Admitted Students Day and the 24-hour Varsit...

A Round of Applause: Threat to Decency or Deserved Reaction?

Alden Glass, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
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In mid-April, Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar, Neymar, was suspended for three La Liga matches for sarcastically applauding the fourth official while walking off the field after his second yellow card of the match. While a three match ban for such an important player would be catastrophic in the bes...

Team Positivity Sets Men’s Golf on the Upswing

Team Positivity Sets Men’s Golf on the Upswing

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

While the men’s golf team here at Whitman might not always have a place in the spotlight, the team has been quietly creating an impressive program oriented for the future. The team has finished in the bottom half of their past nine tournaments and their record this season has not exactly been e...

Tennis Confidence High as Conference Tournament Looms

Tennis Confidence High as Conference Tournament Looms

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
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Both Whitman men’s and women’s tennis teams wrapped up their seasons with wins and now look forward to next weekend’s Conference Tournament. The men’s team finished on top of the Northwest Conference with a perfect 12-0 record, going 22-6 overall. “This season has been going pretty we...

The Competitive Community of Intramural Sports

The Competitive Community of Intramural Sports

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
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Whether you’re an ex-athlete looking for a space to put your muscle memory to good use, or a bunch of friends looking for a good time, intramural sports are one of the most accessible and entertaining pastimes at Whitman. Here, IM sports have a strong focus on community. Seventy percent of Whitman’s ...

Scooping up Talent: Varsity Lax Finds Success in Third Year

Scooping up Talent: Varsity Lax Finds Success in Third Year

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

With their best record in the program’s three short years at the varsity level, the Whitman lacrosse team has quickly evolved into a Northwest Conference contender. The team’s young core and competitive attitude have them poised for long-term success, which could culminate in a bid to the NCAA Tournament...

Cycling Hosts Omnium

Cycling Hosts Omnium

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
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Due to the school’s recent mascot change, the Whitman Cycling team had the privilege of hosting the first annual Blues Omnium in Walla Walla last weekend. The omnium, meaning a multiple race cycling event, consisted of a long distance road race, team time trial and short course race. Large schools from...

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
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Frustrations have risen among Whitman’s top runners as the push to return the track team to varsity status has met strong resistance from administration. The track program currently functions as a quasi-club sport, competing in various spring meets and invitationals but barred from Conference and Region...

OnionFest Showcases Fun Frisbee Spirit

OnionFest Showcases Fun Frisbee Spirit

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
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This past weekend, hundreds of ultimate frisbee players from across the Northwest flocked to Whitman’s campus to participate in the 23rd annual OnionFest tournament, hosted by the Whitman Sweets. OnionFest is viewed as a more casual, fun-focused tournament in the midst of an intense spring schedule....

Lifting Away Gender Stereotypes: Kendra Winchester’s Journey into the World of Weights

Lifting Away Gender Stereotypes: Kendra Winchester’s Journey into the World of Weights

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
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On any given day, the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center teems with students, faculty and alumni looking to squeeze in a quick run on the treadmill, train for a varsity sport, crank out an abdominal workout or just tone up some bicep muscles with the dumbbells. Over by the squat racks, however, is a diff...

Quiet Powerhouse: Women’s Golf Ready to Take On the Nation

Quiet Powerhouse: Women’s Golf Ready to Take On the Nation

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
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Despite little coverage on campus, the Whitman women’s golf team is confident, elite, and geared for a NCAA Division III Championship run in Houston this May. A third place finish at the competitive DIII National Preview Tournament in early March followed by match wins in Hawaii and a first place fin...

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