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Unpacking Whitman’s Outdoor Program

Unpacking Whitman’s Outdoor Program

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

“The outdoor program fosters personal growth, facilitates learning and creates recreational opportunities through skills and risk management training, leadership development and environmentally sound trips in a supportive community.” This is the Whitman College Outdoor Program’s mission and...

Head to Head: Concussions in Athletics

Head to Head: Concussions in Athletics

Daniel Charlton, Sport's Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

A head to head collision triggers familiar signs: the ringing in the ears, the persistent headache, the nonstop feeling of nausea. If you break a bone, an X-ray confirms it. If you tear an ACL, an MRI confirms it. But if you experience a concussion, no such clear diagnostic test exists. This lack of a d...

NHL Season Outlook

Conor Scanlon, Sport's Reporter
October 20, 2016
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Mid-October brings several guarantees: leaves on the ground, crisp weather and the start of the National Hockey League season. Despite a busy offseason, many of last year’s contenders look to remain atop their respective conferences competing for the Stanley Cup. This coming season may be one of the ...

Women’s Soccer Earns First Win

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter
October 20, 2016
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After a losing streak to start the 2016 season, the Women’s soccer team earned their first win of the year, beating Pacific University 4-2 on October 9. Lena De Guzman came out fast, scoring a first goal to put the team up 1-0 in the seventh minute, giving the team momentum out of the gate. “I...

The Long Road to Recovery: Injuries in Athletics

Cherokee Washington, Sport's Reporter
October 13, 2016
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“Imagine working your whole life at your craft.Imagine winning [a] state [title], [a] championship, or maybe even experiencing that high [you feel] when you beat a rival team. Now, imagine not being able to feel [that high] as you watch your friends and teammates strive for greatness and surpass you....

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
October 13, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Any sports team has its ups and downs over the course of the season, and Whitman’s cross country program is no exception. After a productive and optimistic preseason, it’s been a bumpy road lately for both the men’s and women’s teams. Multiple runners have faced injuries that have limited or prohibited their pa...

Seattle Mariners Fall Painfully Short

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter
October 5, 2016
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As the Major League Baseball season drew to a close, the Seattle Mariners were one game behind securing an American League wildcard spot. In order to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001, the Mariners had to win their final two in the 162 game season, and hope that the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit...

Men’s Soccer Off to a Fast Start

Arie Knops, Sport's Reporter
October 5, 2016
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A year ago this week, Whitman’s men’s soccer team was preparing for a rivalry game against Whitworth while sitting bottom of the Northwest Conference with a 1-1-4 record, and a 1-1-7 overall record. Fast forward one year, and the team finds itself approaching this matchup in a much different position,...

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

Conor Scanlon, Sport's Reporter
October 3, 2016
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Last weekend, the Whitman women’s tennis team played host to the 2016 Women’s Northwest Regional Tennis Tournament. This annual fall tournament is organized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and featured over 64 athletes from eight different Washington and Oregon NCAA Division III schools. Hosting...

Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist
September 29, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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,...

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