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Varsity Sports Uniforms

Varsity Sports Uniforms

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 12, 2018


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Whitman’s varsity athletic department has a huge variety of supporters and spectators, so it’s always quite noticeable when a varsity team gets new uniforms. Each team is unique in there style of play, technique, equipment and space — meaning that varsity team uniforms really vary.   Some teams...

Concussion Baseline Testing: Should It Be Offered to All Athletes?

Concussion Baseline Testing: Should It Be Offered to All Athletes?

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Concussions are a major issue in contact sports — in recent years this has come to occupy a central role in the discussion of athlete health, as exemplified by the 2015 film Concussion, starring Will Smith. Many sports organizations within the last decade have made efforts to step up and make a commit...

Athletes in Sororities

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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As many Whitman students know, it is easy to become involved in extracurricular activities on campus. Almost every Whittie has their “thing” — or perhaps many “things”— that define them and determines how they stay connected to others outside of classes. Varsity athletes make up over 20 ...

Zumba Shakes Up Campus

Zumba Shakes Up Campus

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


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As we begin to near the halfway mark of the fall semester, clubs are now in full swing. Throughout the past couple of years the Zumba Club has grown exponentially. In the last 2 years alone, Johanna Au and Mason Hegeman, who graduated last year, petitioned ASWC to make Zumba an official ASWC sponsore...

Yoga Club

Yoga Club

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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Recently our campus welcomed a new addition to its over 60 club organizations. This addition was Yoga Club, which had its first session last Sunday evening. Co-Presidents and founders Alex Feller and Karsten Belling both spoke with us to discuss exactly what Yoga Club means to them. Alex is a first-...

Recap: Women’s Tennis Serves Game at ITA Northwest Regional Championship

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Scores, SPORTS, Whitman Tennis

This past weekend the Blues Women’s Tennis team played in the ITA Northwest Regional Championship at the home of the Linfield Wildcats. Junior, Andrea Gu, fought through a challenging series of doubles and singles matches over this past weekend and will advance into the semifinals in both, which will be conti...

Women’s Rugby

Women’s Rugby

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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Women’s rugby is a fairly new club sport at Whitman, one that has seen a significant spike in popularity. Those who enjoy a contact and aggressive sport as well as being part of a tight-knit family might be interested in joining the squad and learning some rugby. Women’s rugby practices on Mondays, Thu...

Women’s Golf Team on Par with Asian Solidarity

Women’s Golf Team on Par with Asian Solidarity

Jaisa Swasey, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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At a predominantly white institution, many of the women’s golf team members identify as Asian or Asian American. While the student demographic is over 70 percent white, this is a space in which women of color have taken up space. Golf is sport that has been most widely associated with middle aged ...

Spotlight: Dance Team

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


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There are many clubs on Whitman’s campus that go unrecognized. One of those is the Whitman Dance Team. The club has been successfully guided in the past year under the care of senior Leksi Kostur. It currently has five members who come together once a week in order to practice for upcoming productions tha...

Student Athletes After Graduation: Where Are They Now?

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


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After playing in your last college game, the second you walk off the stage you have been performing on for the last four years, you realize your whole life is about to change. Many relationships, including the one you have with yourself, will no longer be the same. On campus, you had made bonds wit...

Living The Double Life

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018


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As a student-athlete, you come to understand that time and scheduling are now a part of the game. Conflicts will inevitably occur, and deadlines still must be met. The life of a student-athlete is completely systematic and chaotic. Adaptability and open mindedness won’t just become your best friends ...

Serena Williams is Not a Cry Baby, and Here’s Why

Serena Williams is Not a Cry Baby, and Here’s Why

Susanna Williams, Sports Reporter

September 24, 2018


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One of the biggest topics of debate in the world of sports right now is the U.S. Open--specifically, one particular match. During the second set of the match, chair umpire Carlos Ramos charged Serena Williams with three code violations for which she would ultimately be required to pay $17,000 in fine...

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