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Senior Anissia Hughes wins Balance Athletica’s leader search

Contributed by Anissia Hughes

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter

May 3, 2020

Anissia Hughes, a senior at Whitman College, accomplished a goal that even she didn’t see coming. On Monday, April 13, Hughes was announced as the top pick for Balance Athletica’s Leadership Search 2020, a competitive contest by athleisure wear company Balance Athletica, which seeks to recognize...

Fitness classes move online

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2020

While most academic classes have been able to transition their content online, student fitness classes have had a harder time adjusting. Rebecca Thorpe, a yoga instructor at Whitman, is finding one of the most difficult things about the transition to be the inability to cultivate the same environ...

COVID-19 impacts varsity athletes

Ryder Brookes, Sports Reporter

April 10, 2020

With government restrictions due to COVID-19 limiting access to training facilities and cutting seasons short, Whitman varsity athletes are left uncertain about the future and how to navigate training for the upcoming season from home. With over 90 percent of the country under some version of a shel...

Women’s alpine team qualifies for USCSA skiing championships

Photos contributed by Whitman Ski Team.

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2020

The women’s alpine ski team outraced their competition on Mt. Hood to earn themselves a spot at the NCAA Skiing Championships, held in Lake Placid, New York. The team’s performance on Mt. Hood cannot be understated. They secured second place both days, only coming behind University of British Colum...

COVID-19 cuts women’s varsity basketball season short

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter

April 2, 2020

The Whitman College women’s basketball team fought through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament and made their way into the Sweet Sixteens. In round two of the NCAA tournament, the Blues beat the No. 5 team in the nation — Wartburg College — and moved onto the national tournament.  ...

Whitman faculty and staff find passion in sports

Eddie DeLeon finds community in boxing. Photos contributed by Kevin Pogue and Eddie Nelson.

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

Sophomore Kai Strawn of the men’s varsity tennis team is this week’s athlete of the week. Photo by Chelsea Goldsmith

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

Two students in fencing club duel in Italian style, the more artistic of the two fencing styles. Photo contributed by West Skrobi- ak-Bales

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

Two students in fencing club duel in Italian style, the more artistic of the two fencing styles. Photo contributed by West Skrobiak-Bales

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...

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