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Excitement for upcoming year of athletics grows as seasons wrap up

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter May 6, 2021

As various varsity sports teams wrap up their seasons, and rosters are finalized for the coming year, coaches and incoming first-years are beginning to think about fall 2021. It’s usually around this...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

Walla Walla Dog Jog 2021 kicks off in virtual format

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter May 6, 2021

Blue Mountain Humane Society (BMHS) is hosting a virtual dog jog event from Saturday, May 1 to Sunday, May 9. The Dog Jog is an untimed 5k walk/run to benefit Blue Mountain Humane Society which was first...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Weekly yoga sessions at local vineyard fills niche in the Walla Walla community

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 29, 2021

Foundry Vineyards' “Yoga in the Gallery” sessions have consistently provided a space for participants to relax, exercise their minds and bodies and take in the artwork that surrounds them. When...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Walla Walla Pétanque club provides popular space for socialization

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter April 22, 2021

Walla Walla Pétanque club was formed in 2006 to promote the game of Pétanque in Walla Walla Valley. The game originated in France with boules/balls and was defined by its objective: scoring points by...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Sweet Onion Crank climbing competition returns with intra-school format

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 19, 2021

This month, Whitman’s annual Sweet Onion Crank climbing competition is making a return to campus with a focus on maintaining the character of the event despite the necessity of a change in format. In...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

OP spring break day trips prove to be helpful resource for Whitties

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter April 15, 2021

On Wednesday, April 7, Whitman students celebrated their spring break day by riding bikes through the wheat fields and participating in a range of activities organized by the Outdoor Program (OP). Senior...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

Spikeball becomes a social haven for Walla Walla students

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter April 15, 2021

As the weather gets warmer, students flee to Ankeny with a net, some plastic rods and a small yellow ball. Spikeball has taken Whitties by storm and now, more than ever, it has proven to be the perfect...

Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.

Season closes for some sports after semester of wins and losses

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 9, 2021

Over the past few weeks, Whitman’s swimming, basketball, volleyball and soccer teams have wrapped up their competitive seasons. But before these athletes begin to move into the next phases of their training,...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Whitman’s Harvey Pool reopens for recreational use

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter April 9, 2021

The Harvey Pool is now open for recreational use after being closed due to the pandemic. This semester, the swim team has been allowed to use the Harvey Pool for the varsity season and they have had to...

Greek-affiliated athletes sacrifice aspects of participation to compete

Hailey Livingston, Sports reporter April 1, 2021

While the spring semester has affected all members of the athletics department, those belonging to Greek life have been unable to experience fraternity and sorority life in the same way they did in the...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

BIPOC Outdoors Club creates space for students of color

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 1, 2021

Whitman’s recently founded BIPOC Outdoors Club seeks to create a welcoming and accessible space on campus for students of color to experience outdoor recreation. The idea of founding an outdoor club...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Athletes reflect on online viewership for Spring 2021 season

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter March 25, 2021

Whitman's COVID-19 policies have moved viewership of athletics matches online for everyone not directly involved with the team. This is just one of a number of new challenges that teams have had to overcome...

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