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Sports Column: Rob Manfred Takes Steps Toward Ruining Baseball

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter
February 25, 2017
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As Major League Baseball and its commissioner Rob Manfred look to speed up the pace of play, a new rule has been implemented for the 2017 season. The new rule changes the way a batter is intentionally walked (given a free trip to first base), also referred to as an IBB: intentional base on balls. Instead...

Hanging Up the Boots: Quitting Varsity Soccer

Gareth Jones, Guest Writer
February 23, 2017
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After one season with the men’s varsity soccer team, I decided to quit. The winter break that followed my chaotic first semester gave me some space for quiet introspection, during which I reached the conclusion that soccer had introduced far more stress into my life than it had removed. As one would ...

The Athlete Role in Social Justice

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
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Baseball legend Jackie Robinson once said, “a life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” This statement rings true not only in everyday actions, but also raises a question about what role activism plays within the world of athletics. In other words, is it an athlete’s re...

Frisbee Teams Gearing up for Sweet Seasons

Frisbee Teams Gearing up for Sweet Seasons

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
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The Sweets, Whitman College’s ultimate frisbee teams, have gained increasing notoriety within the Whitman community and beyond throughout the past few years, and they have hopes to make this 2017 season one filled with the same mixture of laid-back goofiness and competitive tenacity that they have come...

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

It was a breathtaking weekend for Whitman Athletics: men’s and women’s swimming broke records to each win the Northwest Conference Championship, men’s basketball clinched its first NWC title since 1987 as it continued to 23-0 overall, women’s tennis opened their spring season with a sweep of Will...

Super Bowl LI: Patriots Stun Falcons

Super Bowl LI: Patriots Stun Falcons

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
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The whole of the game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday for Super Bowl LI lasted a little over four hours, yet the ball was only in play for a grand total of 16 minutes. Those 16 minutes, however, contained one of the greatest football games in the history of t...

Sports Teams Snowed In

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
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Though many across campus have expressed extreme annoyance with the seemingly never-ending winter experienced by Walla Walla this year, few have been more frustrated than many of the athletes on our campus. The snow covering the ground has forced practices for baseball, lacrosse, and ultimate frisbee ...

Special Olympics Creates Golden Friendships

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
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From ski slopes to the soccer pitch, over the past year Whitman College students have been developing partnerships with the Walla Walla chapter of Special Olympics Washington. With an emphasis on creating friendships, Special Olympics pairs local young adults who live with various physical and menta...

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Profiles

Tim Howell is one of Whitman’s most visible students. Originally from Calabasas, California, Howell has made his mark on the Whitman campus in less than three years. A sociology major and member of the Whitman men’s basketball team, the junior point guard leads the Northwest Conference in scoring...

Whitman Tennis Starting Off Hot

Whitman Tennis Starting Off Hot

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

As the snow begins to melt off the tennis courts, the men’s and women’s tennis teams have already begun their spring seasons. After completing the fall matches, their schedules are heavy in dual matchups. Both teams appear ready to continue the strong tradition of Blues tennis. Women's Team The ...

Athletes Grapple with High Rates of Sexual Assault Accusations

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
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While many of Whitman's varsity sports teams continue to see outstanding success on the field, concerning off-field behavior has been brought to light as the school continues to see high rates of sexual assault reports against athletes. Varsity athletes represent slightly more than 20 percent of Whi...

SAAC Builds Community for Athletes

SAAC Builds Community for Athletes

Jesse Sindelar, Sports Reporter
February 2, 2017
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The life of a student athlete is a tremendously busy one at Whitman. Regardless of their sport, varsity athletes have constant commitments to their team on top of the same school work and other obligations non-athletes have. With practice and homework every day for most athletes, as well as the contin...

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