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Varsity athletes give back in Friends Mentor program

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

College student mentors play an important role in many people's lives, and they are especially crucial for kids who do not have someone they can look up to in their own family or household. The Friends of Children of Walla Walla Mentor Program brings Whitman students to many of the elementary schoo...

The importance of an active study break

The importance of an active study break

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

November 1, 2019

Whitman has many varsity athletes, with over 20 percent of Whitman's student body taking part in varsity sports. Despite this, a lesser-known quality of the college is how sporty the remaining 80 percent are. When Mother Nature is in a good mood — predominately during the summer months — Whitt...

Theme nights lined up for women’s volleyball’s final homestead

Theme nights lined up for women’s volleyball’s final homestead

Bhavesh Gulrajani , Sports Reporter

October 31, 2019

The women’s volleyball team will play their final home games of the season this weekend, which also marks the end of theme nights — games during which players dress up according to designated themes. The team is closing out the season strong, planning on two final theme nights for their upcomi...

Start of the semester inconveniences riddle fall varsity athletes

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

While many varsity athletes know the struggle of having significantly less time for homework and other extracurriculars during their seasons than other students, they also understand the struggle of having a sports season that requires them to come back to campus early. For fall season athletes, summer break is c...

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m. practices, though senior forward Lily Gustafson hasn’t given too much thought to the bright and early...

Whitties escape to Harris Park for fall break

Whitties escape to Harris Park for fall break

Charlotte Elliot, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

For most people, fall break involved reuniting with family members, catching up with homework or getting prepped for the spooky season. For some Whitties, however, this wasn’t the case. On Thursday, Oct. 10, a group of nine students and two leaders left for an Outdoor Program (OP) backpacking trip, dri...

Off-season training cultivates sense of team comradery

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

October 19, 2019

Even in the off-season, there is a high likelihood of seeing an out-of-season varsity athlete working out in the Sherwood Athletic Center.  These workouts are not just for fun — Whitman’s varsity athletes put a lot of emphasis on the importance of off-season training, and through that, developing...

Rock climbing ascends on campus

Rock climbing ascends on campus

Miguel Baza, Sports Reporter

October 19, 2019

Brien Sheedy, Director of the Whitman Outdoor Program, has climbed the highest peak on every continent and guided all over the world. He is also proficient in a wide variety of skills such as rafting, kayaking, skiing – not to mention all aspects of climbing. Sheedy helped design Whitman’s rock climbi...

Whitman’s wide world of dance

Whitman’s wide world of dance

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 19, 2019

“Active” is a word often tossed around to describe Whitman students. However, when people think of “active” Whitties, the first thoughts that often come to mind are varsity athletics, the multitude of club and intramural sports on campus, rock climbing or any one of the array of activities ...

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....

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