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Game management plays crucial role

Alden Glass, Staff Reporter
October 11, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Every week, fans of Whitman athletics stand on the sidelines and watch as student-athletes, decked out in gold and blue, compete and represent the school. Yet, what many often fail to notice is that behind the scenes of every sporting event, there is a small army of unsung heroes clad in dark blue....

Women’s Soccer takes talents to the Big Apple

Alden Glass, Sports Reporter
September 24, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Whitman Women’s Soccer returned from a preseason trip to New York last week having suffered a pair of close losses. With games against New York University and Vassar, the Missionaries had the opportunity to fine tune tactics and lineups the weekend before their first conference game against Whitwor...

Tales from beyond the Frat: Confessions in the wake of partaking in the Jaeger challenge

Dylan Snyder
April 30, 2015
Filed under Humor

Now while the story I am about to tell is mostly true, details have been changed to protect the innocent as they were involved in the story. But the fear, passion, elation and misery that is discussed is all too real. I don't recommend doing this to anyone, unless they want to feel completely at a loss...

Why the Stanley Cup Playoffs are the best playoffs

Cole Anderson
April 23, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

I'd like to preface this column by saying that hockey is not usually my favorite sport; football is. And my favorite hockey team, the Los Angeles Kings, didn't even make the playoffs this year. Nonetheless, I am going to make every effort to watch as much playoff hockey as I possibly can, because the...

Girl, Bus Fall in Love

Allie Donahue
February 12, 2015
Filed under FEATURE

Libby Arnosti '13 and Bella, a 1976 green Volkswagen bus, met online. It wasn't your typical crash and burn Tinder thing; no, these two will grow old together. Arnosti, who described herself as a "Volkswagen creeper," first noticed the '76 bus sitting in an empty lot across from the Rose Street Safeway...

Sports are the new religion for many Americans

Zan McPherson
February 5, 2015
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Immediately upon the Seahawks' glorious and absurdly lucky win against the Green Bay Packers a few weeks ago, I called my twin brother in Seattle only to hear an ear-assaulting flood of laughing and screaming surrounded by distant firework explosions. "Zan... I'm just, I'm just running around outside....

Ultimate Frisbee: A serious sport

Reed Hendrickson
October 23, 2014
Filed under Humor

The one aspect this country of America really holds above everything else is sports. That's why NASCAR has 75 million fans and no one watches soccer. Football has been America's love since day one except for baseball. It is a different story. Baseball is America's pride and glory. However, at Whitman,...

Whitman College Varsity Privilege-Checking Team wins regional finals against Whitworth

Trevor Lewis
October 3, 2014
Filed under Humor

The sun was high as the Varsity Whitman Privilege-Checking Team made their way out onto the field (the maintenance costs of which alone could have fed a Somalian family for months as privilege checking Defenseman Ray Johnson later informed me). The team looked quite dapper in their uniforms made from...

Class of 2014 Student-Athlete Profiles

Class of 2014 Student-Athlete Profiles

Marah Alindogan
May 15, 2014
Filed under Circuit, SPORTS

Ethan Parrish Ultimate Frisbee "I started playing ultimate in high school. I absolutely loved it. I was actually recruited to play baseball at Whitman, and I played on the team freshman year before I hurt my elbow and needed Tommy John's surgery. Two weeks after baseball season ended, I went to regionals for Ultimate and that year w...

Triathlon and Field Day

Triathlon and Field Day

Annabelle Marcovici
May 8, 2014
Filed under MEDIA, Media Highlight, Photos

Whitman's Annual Spring Triathlon was held on the morning of May 3 this year, beginning at the Harvey Pool. Participants signed up as an individual or as a team and had to complete a 500 yard swim, 10 mile bike and a 5 k run. [portfolio_slideshow]

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

Andy Monserud
April 24, 2014
Filed under OPINION

I wrote a column earlier this year discussing the chronic mismanagement of the Olympics and the havoc they wreak on the cities who host them. Perhaps my lens was too narrow––enormous global sporting events appear to bring this kind of chaos everywhere they land. Brazil recently deployed more than 2,000 troops into a sl...

Whitman Women’s Basketball to Play for National Title

Pamela London
March 21, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

Add another one to the list: in a season that has been defined thus far by broken records and program firsts, perhaps it is only fitting that the Whitman women's basketball team is going to end its year playing for the national title. With an 85-70 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...

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