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The Athlete Role in Social Justice

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

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...

Athletes Grapple with High Rates of Sexual Assault Accusations

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

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...

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Lorah Steichen
December 12, 2013
Filed under NEWS

While most students are able to take advantage of school breaks as an opportunity to head home and unwind, a select number of Whitman College students remain on campus even while residence halls close. During winter and spring vacations, students who are not able to make other accommodations are housed in residence halls. In addition to intern...

Whitman Athletes Take Style Seriously

Whitman Athletes Take Style Seriously

Marah Alindogan
October 10, 2013
Filed under SPORTS

The fashion of the general Whitman population has been pretty well-established. The active liberal arts culture lends itself well to wearing Birkenstocks, flannels, jeans and the like. And yet, Whitman athletes often dress quite differently than others. As it turns out, athlete style is a reflection...

Doping in Sports Can’t be Stopped by Technological Means

Blair Hanley Frank
January 24, 2013
Filed under OPINION

Many moons ago, when I asked my mother about whether or not she bought the allegations of Lance Armstrong's doping, she said she thought that you either believed Lance's claims that he didn't dope, or you didn't, and she fell into the former camp. That's about how I felt, too. Whatever last shreds...

IM athletes help set health record straight

IM athletes help set health record straight

Molly Emmett
November 10, 2011
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

While fall IM Football may have wrapped for the season, concerns remain that the Welty Health Center falls short when it comes to caring   for non-varsity athletes. The ASWC Student Affairs Committee started an initiative earlier this semester in an attempt to make sure IM and club athletes were covered by the Whitman Health Policy in regards to injuries on the playing field. However, the committee s...

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