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Sun and Basketball

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

The Whitman College men's basketball team traveled to Claremont, California a few weekends ago to take on their last two non-conference opponents of the season. On Friday, the team took on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College, who they defeated 84-75, but the real challenge came Saturday night. The now si...

Athlete Spotlight: Makana Stone

Athlete Spotlight: Makana Stone

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

This week’s athlete spotlight is junior Makana Stone. Stone is originally from Coupeville, Washington, and was chosen for the Athlete Spotlight based on her efforts in the women’s basketball game against McMurry University on Nov. 24, in addition to her efforts in the Dec. 1 game against Willame...

Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Mud-splattered calves were a common sight last Friday as the cross-country team wrapped up their sixth annual “Who Do You Run For?” event. “Who Do You Run For?” is a 24-hour long jog-a-thon in which members of the cross-country team run laps around Ankeny. They sign up for hour-long shifts to ensu...

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Chang

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Chang

Jaisa Swasey, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Michael Chang, from Boise, Idaho, is a first-year on the varsity swim team. As a first-year, he is navigating the many changes that occur during one’s first semester of college. The newfound independence and trying to be an adult hits you hard. Being away from home and the jump from high school to college life...

First Year College Athletes

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Transitioning into your first year in college can be difficult; especially for those who are also transitioning into being college athletes on top of already being college students. This week, we spoke with several first-year athletes about their experiences so far. Tate Cadang is a first year and play...

Swimming for a Cure: the Hour of Power

Swimming for a Cure: the Hour of Power

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

For one hour on Nov. 13, swimmers around the nation swam like their lives depended on it - because some day they might. The Hour of Power is a nation-wide relay event in which thousands of swimmers simultaneously dive into their pools and swim nonstop as a team for 60 minutes in remembrance of Ted M...

Winning the Mental Game

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The importance of mental health has become increasingly known, especially on college campuses where stress levels are arguably at their highest. Every student knows and understands the struggle of trying to balance school, sleep, social life, extracurriculars, jobs and so much else. Especially at Whi...

Remember the 5 Ds: Dodgeball at Whitman

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Whitman’s campus is packed with athletic opportunity; in addition to club and varsity sports, Whitman has leagues in around 10 intramural sports, one of which is dodgeball. Dodgeball has gotten increasingly popular over the last couple of years; last year, 140 students registered on 17 teams. This we...

When Big Eaters Can’t Get Big Eats

When Big Eaters Can’t Get Big Eats

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

As the fall transitions into winter, volleyball nets and soccer goals come down to be replaced with basketball hoops and the spring sports players begin trainings and workouts. Each sport requires different things of its players. For example, cross country requires runners to have amazing endurance ...

Athlete Spotlight: Eli Fournier

Athlete Spotlight: Eli Fournier

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

This week’s athlete spotlight is junior Eli Fournier. Fournier was chosen for the athlete spotlight based on his efforts at the end of this fall season; Fournier ran a great race on Oct. 27 during the NWC Cross Country Championships. In the men's 8K competition, he finished fourth overall. His time was  ...

Athlete Spotlight: Bryanna Schreiber

Athlete Spotlight: Bryanna Schreiber

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

This week’s Athlete Spotlight is Bryanna Schreiber, a goalkeeper on the Whitman College women’s soccer team. Schreiber is a psychology major graduating in 2020. Her focus is on mental health in the criminal justice system. After Whitman, Schreiber plans to continue her education by going to law s...

Cross Country Finishes Strong

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

In October, Whitman’s cross country team journeyed over to the Northwest Conference Championship at McIver State Park, hosted by Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. The women’s team as a whole placed third in the conference, which landed them with three all-conference spots. Maya Virshup, a...

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