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Clean sweep for the Whitman Blues at ITA Fall Regional Championships

Clean sweep for the Whitman Blues at ITA Fall Regional Championships

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

October 9, 2019

“Your purpose here is to learn” is a phrase that has been spoken in the Whitman residence halls almost daily since the start of the semester. The typical college student might interpret this to mean "study hard" or "do your homework," but what if there's another layer of meaning?  For a fresh ba...

Battle of the Whits: A thrilling overtime victory

Battle of the Whits: A thrilling overtime victory

Miguel Baza, Sports Reporter

October 9, 2019

On a chilly Wednesday afternoon on Sept. 12, the Whitman women's soccer team went head-to-head on their home field with their biggest Northwest Conference rival, the Whitworth University Pirates. Whitman knew going into the game it would be a tough match-up, but that didn’t intimidate them. The Blues have...

The great debate: Ankeny 2

The great debate: Ankeny 2

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 9, 2019

It troubles us all. For some, it manifests itself as night terrors. For others, it’s the reason they got a full letter grade and half below what they expected on their last exam. Yes. It’s the issue of what to call it. The second Ankeny thingy. That patch of grass bordered by Stanton, Anderson and Cleveland....

Whitman cross country begins marathon toward NWC championships

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

The Whitman men’s and women’s cross country teams took off running for the first time this month at the Pacific Lutheran University invitational in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, Sept 21. Whitman easily flew by all other Northwest Conference teams, finishing almost 40 points ahead of Whitworth,...

How to successfully connect with alumni: A demonstration by the Whitman Blues

How to successfully connect with alumni: A demonstration by the Whitman Blues

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Writer

October 3, 2019

On Sept 20, Whitman alumni came together with one goal in mind: to absolutely annihilate each other over a pleasant game of golf. The alumni were accompanied by singing, dancing varsity athletes who were repping the modern-day Blues and providing the less competitive alumni with some casual conversation. This...

Athletic teams partner up to facilitate community, support

Athletic teams partner up to facilitate community, support

Miguel Baza, Sports Reporter

October 3, 2019

Whitties across the athletic community are developing new perspectives on what it means to be a Division III varsity athlete. Whitman has always had a close-knit community amongst teams, but this year teams are trying to grow even closer by pairing up for various bonding activities.  With the gruel...

European Takeover for the Whitman Blues

European Takeover for the Whitman Blues

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

September 26, 2019

For most students, summer is a time for recuperation after a strenuous year of readings, essays and frat parties. However, for Whitman College’s soccer teams, it was nothing of the sort. The women’s soccer team jetted off to England where they had the chance to discuss team expectations and goa...

Women’s Volleyball Trip Inspires Team Connectivity, Confidence

Miguel Baza, Sports Reporter

September 26, 2019

Despite a lack of seniors, the women's volleyball team stepped up to snag a few sets during the Depauw Tigers Invitational in Indianapolis, Indiana, this past weekend. While they couldn't put enough sets together to win a match against Aurora University, Westminster College, Depauw University or Alma Colle...

Whitman Athletics Enters 2019-2020 Season with New Leadership

Whitman Athletics Enters 2019-2020 Season with New Leadership

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Early last summer, head women’s basketball coach, Michelle Ferenz, took over athletic director responsibilities for Whitman’s athletic department when Dean Snider left the position. This past July, Kim Chandler was appointed as Whitman’s athletic director for the 2019-20 varsity athletic season...

Sunshine and Sports: Summer as a Varsity Athlete

Sunshine and Sports: Summer as a Varsity Athlete

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

With the Wallas finally heating up and spring-itis kicking in for Whitties, everybody seems ready for May 14. However, while the summer might be a time for recuperation for some students, this is not necessarily the case for athletes. This week, The Wire spoke with several varsity athletes to talk ab...

Students Take Exercise Study Break Downtown

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

Hidden between the wineries, restaurants and boutiques of downtown Walla Walla are several studios dedicated to fitness. For students interested in getting off campus and getting fit, these spaces are a great place to strengthen the mind and the body.   Senior Allison Hall has taken Jazzercise cla...

Senior Athletes: What are you doing after college?

Senior Athletes: What are you doing after college?

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

As a student-athlete, a majority of one’s time is dedicated to their sport and academics. There is not a lot of down time for an individual, especially during their respective seasons. The opportunity to continue one’s athletic career at the collegiate level, regardless of division or level, is an ath...

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