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Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist
September 29
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Navigating the world through a non-white body is a difficult task, especially in college. Between the daily incidents of police brutality, the constant fear of becoming the next trending Facebook or Twitter hashtag, attempting to keep up with academic studies, maintaining physical well-being, all while...

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Writer
September 29
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Whitman senior and volleyball player Shae Kanakaole was named the Northwest Conference scholar-athlete of the week. Kanakaole had an impressive week on the hardwood, and was subsequently recognized for her offensive prowess. In her fourth and final year playing volleyball for Whitman, she has been...

Crowning a Champion: Playoffs or a Table?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer
September 29
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Competitive sports are, by nature, competitive. Their success and excitement depends on having a winner–this is hardly up for debate. But how that winner is decided varies between sports and between leagues. All major American leagues have chosen the playoff format, but many respected foreign leagues,...

Head Down to the Round-Up

Head Down to the Round-Up

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer
September 22
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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 ...

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
September 22
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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 ...

Intramural Sports Kicks Off Another Year

Arie Knops, Sports Writer
September 22
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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...

Should DIII Athletes Be Eligible for Athletic Scholarships?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer
September 15
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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...

A Whittie on the Walla Walla Sweets

A Whittie on the Walla Walla Sweets

Quinn Salkind, Sports Writer
September 15
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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...

Whitman Soccer Takes LA

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer
September 15
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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...

Were the Rio Olympics worth it for Brazil?

Daniel Charlton, Sports Editor
September 8
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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...

Fall Athletics Heating Up

Fall Athletics Heating Up

Daniel Charlton and Mitchell Smith
September 8
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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...

Sweets Earn 2nd Straight Nationals Trip

Sweets Earn 2nd Straight Nationals Trip

May 5
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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,...

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