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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
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

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
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

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...

Blues Baseball and Green Dot Team up to Raise Awareness

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
March 31, 2017
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It was a win all-around Thursday afternoon as the Green Dot Advocates teamed up with Whitman baseball to use the afternoon's ballgame as a platform for increasing community awareness and knowledge of Whitman's Green Dot program. Headed by Barbara Maxwell, Green Dot is an effort to create a ...

Women’s Basketball’s Run of Upsets Ends in Elite Eight

Women’s Basketball’s Run of Upsets Ends in Elite Eight

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

With a loss to the University of Saint Thomas in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament on March 11th, the memorable 2016-2017 women’s basketball season came to a close for the Blues. Achieving a final overall record of 26-5, the women deserve a look back at one of the most successful seasons ...

Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men’s Basketball Ousted by Babson

Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men’s Basketball Ousted by Babson

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

On an overcast day in central Virginia, the Whitman men's basketball team came up just short of completing their fairytale season, losing for the first and last time this year to No. 3 Babson in the National Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. That cloudy day, March 17, marked the final leg of a historic,...

Top of the Nation, Bottom of the Roster

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
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For the high school athletes that take the big step to continue their sport as a varsity athlete at the collegiate level, the change of environment can be kinder on some than others. With an upgraded standard of competition, a time commitment that dominates and an established team culture to break into, the...

Babson Knocks Out Men’s Basketball

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

31-1. The 2016-17 Whitman men's basketball team's season garnered national attention, shattered school records, and brought sporting prestige to the small, rural liberal arts campus. It is the lonely "1" in the record, however, that extinguished hopes of even higher heights on Friday night. No....

Women’s Basketball Falls to St. Thomas

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
March 30, 2017
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Hopes for No. 16 Whitman women's basketball of matching or surpassing their 2014 NCAA tournament second place finish were stopped short March 11, when they were ousted 48-65 by No. 2 St. Thomas in chilly St. Paul, Minnesota. Being an underdog was not the problem. Two weeks prior the team had entered...

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
March 9, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The pitcher’s mound at Safeco Field in Seattle contains a six inch by two feet slab of white rubber placed exactly 60 feet, six inches from home plate. In the 18 years of Safeco’s existence as the home of MLB’s Seattle Mariners, that rubber has hosted four no-hitters, two perfect games and coun...

Pay to Play? Club Sports Stretch to Cover Funding Shortfalls

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
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Including 11 teams and hundreds of athletes, Club Sports at Whitman play a massive role in the lives of many students. With so many teams applying for and deserving of funding, it is not always easy to decide where the money goes. Historically, teams have been left with more questions than answers. Howev...

Free to Play? Where the Athletics Millions Come From and Who Gets Them

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman has seen many athletic success in the past few years, but these victories have come at a cost. According to Whitman’s 2016 Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Survey (covering the 2015-2016 academic year), Whitman spent a grand total of $2,794,892 on our varsity sports teams. Of this multi-mill...

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