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Whitman faculty and staff find passion in sports

Whitman faculty and staff find passion in sports

Ryder Brookes, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2020

Mustering up the motivation to exercise can be difficult, yet some Whitman staff and faculty have incorporated sports into their daily routines and have experienced major health benefits. Post Office Supervisor, Eddie DeLeon, is an avid boxer and loves that he has the time to go to the boxing gym w...

Athlete of the week: Kai Strawn

Athlete of the week: Kai Strawn

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Coming hot off of a win this past weekend, sophomore Kai Strawn is our athlete of the week.  Strawn is part of the men’s tennis team, playing both singles and doubles. On March 8, Strawn and his doubles partner junior Ben Kirsch contributed to Whitman’s overall 9-0 performance against the Univers...

Women’s tennis season opens

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2020

Women’s spring sports at Whitman are flying high this season, and the women’s varsity tennis team is not disappointing. The Blues started their season out strong with two conference wins. First-year Hannah Worden is excited about her first season here at Whitman College and understands ther...

Varsity baseball shines at Linfield series

Varsity baseball shines at Linfield series

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Varsity men’s baseball team made a splash during their series with Linfield, creating hype around a successful season and possible national’s run. When asked about how the series went for his team, junior Matthew Sox responded with a lot of hope. “Linfield series was a great team weekend... ...

Spotlight on Whitman’s fencing club

Spotlight on Whitman’s fencing club

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

With roots dating back to the 1930s, Whitman’s fencing club is one of the oldest organizations on campus. While the club is less than a century old, the art of fencing dates back to the renaissance. Through the fencing club, students are creatively incorporating this old practice into their wee...

Coping with an injury as a varsity athlete

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

Athletes here at Whitman College frequently sustain injuries. Regardless of severity, athletes continue to get both physically and mentally in shape during their treatments to prepare for their next season. Strengthening an injured area is a long process to undergo, but with attention to the finer det...

Women’s basketball falls in NWC Championship

Afton Weaver, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Despite an extremely successful season for the women's basketball team, the Blues came just short of defeating George Fox University this past Saturday. According to the Whitman Athletics website, the Blues picked up the pace in the fourth quarter as sophomore Haylie McCracken and senior Mady Burdett...

LGBTQIA+ community within Whitman athletics

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter

February 27, 2020

Although discussions regarding LGBTQIA+ experiences within the athletic community have become increasingly diversified, there remains more to be talked about.  Senior Olivia Engle, a member of the women’s lacrosse team, shared her experience as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community within Whitman athl...

Navigating defeat as an athlete: Finding perspective in losing

Navigating defeat as an athlete: Finding perspective in losing

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Athletes deal with defeat in different ways. While for some it is devastating, others just brush it off. According to Patrick O'Rourke, who compiles statistics from various athletic sources, only around 7 percent of high school athletes are selected to continue playing for a postsecondary institution, m...

Dissecting accessibility within outdoor recreation

Dissecting accessibility within outdoor recreation

Ryder Brookes, Sports Reporter

February 27, 2020

While many Whitman students benefit from the Outdoor Program (OP), many have questioned whether resources and trips are accessible and, if so, who benefits from them. This was the topic of a session held at this year’s Power & Privilege Symposium titled, "Whitman’s Outdoor Program: Bridge or Barr...

Women’s basketball takes NWC title

Women’s basketball takes NWC title

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

The Whitman College women’s varsity basketball team claimed the title of Pacific Northwest Conference champions this past Valentine’s Day, but their work is far from done. Senior Natalie Whitesel acknowledged the role their current success will have in shaping the team’s fate, listing a few ...

Writing theses as varsity athletes

Writing theses as varsity athletes

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Senior year at Whitman is both a celebratory and stressful time for students, especially as they go through crafting theses and preparing for major exams. As a senior capstone project, the thesis is a time-consuming undertaking, especially for varsity athletes who don’t have a lot of free time in...

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