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Whitman Tennis Starting Off Hot

Whitman Tennis Starting Off Hot

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
February 9, 2017
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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...

Drilling, Racing and Pole-Whacking: Alpine Skiers’ Guide to a Great Training Trip

Drilling, Racing and Pole-Whacking: Alpine Skiers’ Guide to a Great Training Trip

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
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Many Whitman students pride themselves in their snow-loving alpine affection, but few can match the level of those on Whitman’s Alpine Ski Team. Over winter break these 26 snow chasers set out on their preseason training trip to Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming for training, team bonding and fun in...

Whitman Basketball Keeps Rising

Whitman Basketball Keeps Rising

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter
January 26, 2017
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Women's basketball unstoppable While many Whitman students take the Winter Break to relax, the women's basketball team spent their time away from school hard at work maintaining their hot start . The team carried the momentum from their 9-0 start into two more non-conference wins at the 2016 Hoops i...

Swim Team Hits the Beach

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
January 26, 2017
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As the frigid winter engulfed Walla Walla over break, the men’s and women’s swim teams made their way west to the warm shores of Honolulu, Hawaii. While the trip is part of the team’s annual mid-break training trip, Honolulu presented a divergence from the team’s usual plan to swim under the sun in ...

Fireworks, Surgery, and the Glory Days: Whitman Students Enjoy Winter Sports over Break

Fireworks, Surgery, and the Glory Days: Whitman Students Enjoy Winter Sports over Break

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
January 26, 2017
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For many Whitman students, winter break is not just Netflix binging, cookie consumption and New Year’s resolution rejection. It is an opportunity to revisit and rekindle a passion for what drives, inspires and refreshes them. For the students featured here and many in the Whitman community, winter...

Sounders Punch Ticket to MLS Cup

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter
December 8, 2016
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On Nov. 27, the Seattle Sounders solidified their spot in the MLS Cup Finals for the first time in the club’s history. They beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0, and Jordan Morris scored a game-winning goal in the 56th minute to give the Sounders a 3-1 aggregate victory over Colorado. This was Morris’ second...

It is Time to Expand the College Football Playoffs

Conor Scanlon, Sports Columnist
December 8, 2016
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Blue and white confetti rains down from the rafters. The Penn State fight song blares from the loudspeaker. The Nittany Lions have just won the Big Ten Conference title—the most difficult feat in regular season college football. Unfortunately, the two-loss Lions will miss out on the four team College...

IM Basketball Heating Up

IM Basketball Heating Up

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
December 8, 2016
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As the intramural basketball season comes to a close, it is worth reflecting on an activity that has brought both lighthearted fun and competitive spirit to so many in the Whitman community. Competing and training in the Sherwood multipurpose gym, the athletes of Team 40 Oz—perhaps one of the more spirited teams—have poured their hearts into the game. Their...

It’s On Us: Athletes Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence

It’s On Us: Athletes Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter
December 1, 2016
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In September of 2014, President Barack Obama launched the “It’s On Us” initiative as a nationwide attempt to end sexual assault violence on college campuses. In short, the campaign aims at making a national change in the way individuals can approach and hopefully eliminate these incidents of sexual...

Cross Country Reaches the Finish Line, Eyes Next Year

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
December 1, 2016
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Nov. 12 marked the end of the season for Whitman’s cross country teams after a tough race at the NCAA Division III West Regionals in Salem, Oregon. This came two weeks after a strong showing by both the men and women at the Northwest Conference Championship. The cross country season begins in August...

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