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Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist
September 29, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

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
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

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...

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
September 22, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

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 ...

Wolves Successfully Observe Sabbath, Crush Heathens

Austin Biehl, staff writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Humor

Last Saturday the WWU Wolves faced off against the Whitman Missionaries in a Club Volleyball match that once again proved the necessity of the #prayforwhitman campaign so generously instigated by the WWU student body. The Wolves left the match with broad smiles and a deeper sense of faith, ready to give t...

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

February 4, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The Club Tennis team had many new players join a team that competed hard all of last year,...

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

December 7, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Whitman Athletics got off to a strong start to the 2015-16 season as seven teams played their fall seasons. Even before the season there was excitement, as the soccer teams got to play with the members of Mumford and Sons when part of their pre-season practices overlapped with the Gentlemen of the Road...

Whitman Volleyball Looks for a New Beginning in 2015

Whitman Volleyball Looks for a New Beginning in 2015

Alden Glass, Staff Reporter
September 6, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports, Whitman Volleyball

As the 2015 season kicks off, Whitman’s Volleyball team is ready for a fresh start. Last season the Missionaries finished with an 11-14 record, and just missed out on a .500 season. After a preseason filled with hard work, the team is coming in ready to better that record. This season will be the ...

Whitman volleyball digs in for strong finish

Whitman volleyball digs in for strong finish

Julian Reed
November 13, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The Whitman volleyball team finished its season strong this weekend with wins on the road over Lewis & Clark College and George Fox University. The success came as a welcome end to a season that has featured many ups and downs, including a five-game skid before the current three-game winning streak. The...

Homestand vital for struggling volleyball team

Homestand vital for struggling volleyball team

Cole Anderson
October 16, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

While most of the Whitman community was away for the four-day weekend, the Whitman Women's Volleyball Team was on campus for their first home conference weekend of the season. Halfway through their conference season, the team is finally looking forward to a consistent stream of home games, of which the te...

Whitman volleyball sets up for success

Whitman volleyball sets up for success

Mitchell Smith
September 25, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

There are times during a volleyball match when perseverance takes precedence over talent, when grit defeats strength and when young can overcome old. For a Whitman volleyball team that regularly features three inexperienced first-years, the hope is that these times will come more often than not. The...

Weekend Recap: Volleyball Struggles, Loses Twice

Chris Calamita
October 28, 2013
Filed under SPORTS, Weekend Recaps, Whitman Volleyball

Whitman's women's volleyball team had two special games this weekend. On Friday, Oct. 25, they hosted Pacific University for Dig Pink night, a night dedicated to honoring survivors, victims and those currently diagnosed with breast cancer. Then, on Saturday, Oct. 26, they hosted George Fox University...

Weekend Recap: Whitman Volleyball Team Drops Consecutive Games to PLU, UPS

Mitchell Smith
October 7, 2013
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Weekend Recaps, Whitman Volleyball

After losing its second match of the year to Pacific Lutheran in straight sets, the night of Friday, Oct. 5 gave the Whitman volleyball team a chance at redemption. Unfortunately for the Missionaries, it was not to be, as the 15th-ranked Lutes dropped Whitman in straight sets for the second time this...

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