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Martial Arts Club

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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The Martial Arts club is a brand new club on Whitman’s campus, having begun just last year. The club has recently been notified that they will receive official funding for next year, and with that comes hopes for more people to come and try martial arts. Sophomore Isaiah Banta created the martial arts...

Tire Tracks and Taco Trucks

Tire Tracks and Taco Trucks

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Last weekend, while most of Whitman was sleeping in, and Walla Walla was blanketed in rain clouds, the club cycling team was up and preparing for their invitational race at 4 a.m. Led by presidents Maddie Ortenblad and Noah Edelson, the cycling team set up a course that traversed the town and Whitman’s...

Why You Should Follow the MLB

Why You Should Follow the MLB

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Hello peers, I am writing to let you know that Whitman students should pay attention to the MLB. Why? Because exciting things are happening in the places where Whitman students tend to be from! I am talking about Seattle, California, Colorado and Minnesota of course (sorry Oregon, but at least you...

Integration through Soccer

Integration through Soccer

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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As the Uruguayan national soccer squad walked to the pitch, there was one man that caught the attention of many. On a team composed almost exclusively of players of European descent - like José Nasazzi and Héctor Scarone - José Leandro Andrade was the only black player on the field. With his speed...

Whitman’s Two-Sport Athlete

Whitman’s Two-Sport Athlete

Jordan O’Roy, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Two-sport varsity athletes are few and far between at the collegiate level. At Whitman, we have only one two-sport varsity athlete out of 255 varsity athletes. Sophomore Jimmy Jacobson represents Whitman College as an athlete participating on both the varsity men’s soccer team and varsity men’s golf...

Baseball Pushes Towards Postseason

Baseball Pushes Towards Postseason

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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Whitman baseball began its winning streak this spring break and eventually extended the streak to five games for the Blues (15-16, 10-8 NWC) who began by taking three wins at George Fox University. Whitworth University fell to 10-12 overall and 5-6 in the league after suffering two losses to the Blues....

Women’s Golf Climbs the Rankings

Women’s Golf Climbs the Rankings

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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On March 16 to 18, the women’s golf team travelled across the country to compete in the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational. Hosted by Oglethorpe University, the tournament took place at the Indian Mounds Golf Course in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Shiyang Fan and Phoebe Nguyen both performed well; Nguyen...

Onionfest: The Ultimate Costume Party

Onionfest: The Ultimate Costume Party

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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Onionfest, the annual Ultimate Frisbee tournament, was hosted by Whitman’s Men’s and Women’s Sweets this past weekend. This tournament brought many club and college Ultimate Frisbee teams to campus from all around the Northwest. Onionfest is a non-sanctioned event, so teams include players from a...

Swimming Solo in Indianapolis

Swimming Solo in Indianapolis

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2018


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This year the NCAA 2018 Division III Swimming and Diving Championship meet was hosted in Indianapolis at the famed Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) Natatorium. Making her second straight appearance at the national meet, sophomore Mara Selznick was invited to represent Whitm...

March Madness

March Madness

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2018


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On March 17, 1939 the first NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament began; only eight teams competed, with the University of Oregon reigning victorious over Ohio State. Every year since, fans have gathered in stadiums across the country and around their televisions to see a now 68-team field duke...

War Torn Sports

War Torn Sports

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2018


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When he was young, Oscar  Figueroa hated gold. Mining gold was a tough job. It involved being in the sun for hours, wet and covered in mud, using plates to filter the millimetric gold particles from the Nechi river in Colombia. At the Rio Olympics in 2016, Oscar could not contain the tears when he...

The Division 3 Referees

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


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Whitman basketball lost the Northwest Conference Championship Game to Whitworth and out of all the plays and points scored in the game, the crowd could only think about the call at the end. For some, the shot came after the buzzer, and for others, right before it, but the only opinion that mattered in...

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