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Super Bowl LII at Whitman: Lifelong Eagle and Patriot Fans Reflect on the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LII at Whitman: Lifelong Eagle and Patriot Fans Reflect on the Super Bowl

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


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The Super Bowl is a true American tradition. Every February, hundreds of millions of football fans gather around their televisions to watch the final game of the NFL season. This year was historic in more ways than one; the Philadelphia Eagles squeaked by with a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots,...

36 Years Later, Peru Back in the World Cup

36 Years Later, Peru Back in the World Cup

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


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A nine year-old Carlos Vargas watched Peru qualify for the 1982 World Cup from his grandma’s house in Arequipa, Peru. “I still remember that moment, there was a lot of excitement and hope in the country for the team,” Vargas said. Professor Vargas is now a professor of theatre and fiction in the...

Climbing Club Competes at Western Washington

Climbing Club Competes at Western Washington

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


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Last weekend was the climbing team’s first competition of this year’s Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit (NC3). For the first competition of the year at Western Washington University, Whitman exceeded expectations. Three climbers made it to the final round of the competition, including Macken...

New Coach and High Hopes for Lax

New Coach and High Hopes for Lax

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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With their fourth season fast approaching, the Women’s Lacrosse team is preparing to build on last year’s success and compete for a Northwest Conference Championship against their toughest schedule yet. Returning multiple all-conference players, as well as Northwest Conference player of the year Lindsay Schwartz, the team is also bringin...

Remembering Kip Rand

Remembering Kip Rand

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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On Saturday, January 20, the Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival held the Kip Rand Memorial Backcountry Race at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. Kip Rand, who was the director of the Wallowa Avalanche Center in Pendleton, Ore., died on March 7, 2017 in an avalanche while skiing Mt. Joseph. This festival...

Who’s Got Next: Women in Pickup

Who’s Got Next: Women in Pickup

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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Sports are one of the most popular activities on Whitman’s campus. From varsity games to club sports and intramurals, students don’t take athletics lightly. With both the women’s and men’s varsity basketball teams leading the Northwest Conference as the school to beat this season, the sport is...

#4 Blues Keep Winning Streak Going

#4 Blues Keep Winning Streak Going

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018


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Whitman women’s basketball has had an incredible season so far. With a record of 18-1, 18 victories in a row and ranked 4th in the nation, the team has high aspirations for this season. Senior Emily Rommel talked with us about the team’s performance and goals. For Emily, the fact that the team is...

From Cambodian Pros to D1 Foes, Men’s Tennis Prepares for 2018 Season

From Cambodian Pros to D1 Foes, Men’s Tennis Prepares for 2018 Season

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018


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This year, the men’s tennis team topped off their winter break abroad with a challenging, yet memorable training trip to Cambodia that would mark the beginning of spring season. The following weekend, Whitman’s 14th-ranked men’s tennis team would travel to Gonzaga University to take on the ...

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Susanna Williams, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018


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On the heels of the #metoo and #TimesUp movements, as well as the second annual Women’s March, our minds are focused on the women in our lives: on the women we encounter, the patriarchal world they face and the obstacles that come with being nothing but themselves. One may think about the unique and tre...

Four Swimmers Share Stories from Training Trip

Four Swimmers Share Stories from Training Trip

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

January 25, 2018


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Ten days of grueling workouts in Southern California marked Whitman Swimming’s winter break training trip. Four swimmers characterize their experiences and growth, both in and out of the water.Contributed by Jill Low   Jonah Rodewald, junior   While there is no question about the brute physicality expected from each and every o...

Tennis, Snorkeling, and a Missile Scare: Women’s Tennis Takes on Maui

Tennis, Snorkeling, and a Missile Scare: Women’s Tennis Takes on Maui

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Editor

January 25, 2018


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The women’s tennis team’s fall schedule featured only two events, the Whitman College Invite and the ITA Northwest Regional, a more prestigious event featuring 64 singles and 32 doubles teams from the Northwest Conference. In the singles draw, Whitman saw two players reach the Quarterfinals in Hanna Gree...

Now Airing on ESPN: Whitman Alum Riley Foreman

Now Airing on ESPN: Whitman Alum Riley Foreman

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

December 7, 2017


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Whitman College 2015 graduate Riley Foreman is a journalistic inspiration for those of us writing for The Whitman Wire. The former sports writer for the previously named Pioneer now works in Bristol, Connecticut as a researcher for ESPN. The summer before her senior year at Whitman, she completed an int...

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