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Alumni relations holds Women in Whitman Athletics panel

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter November 5, 2020

On Oct. 22, Whitman alumni relations hosted a panel titled “Women in Whitman Athletics” as a part of this semester’s online engagement for the athletics department. The panel brought together...

The ups and downs of club volleyball

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter October 29, 2020

Club volleyball has had a tumultuous history at Whitman but has endured as a space centered around competition and community. John-Henry Heckendorn, Whitman class of 2012, played volleyball competitively...

Whitman Athletics releases updated plans for spring semester return

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter October 29, 2020

As many athletes await more news regarding the status of their season in the spring, Director Kim Chandler issued an email to all varsity athletes about the plans for returning to campus. Provost and...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.

Climbing club: A history of champions

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

Over the last decade the strength of Whitman’s climbing team has increased and they have reached new heights in competition. However, this has not altered their emphasis on having fun, building community...

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Whitman athletics teams spread the importance of voting

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

With the presidential election right around the corner, Whitman College's athletes have been encouraging their teams to register and vote. Recently, the women’s soccer and lacrosse teams publicly...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Nordic Skiing at Whitman: 2001 to present

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter October 15, 2020

Over the years Nordic skiing has meant a lot of different things to different people at Whitman, but it has remained a way to get outside and experience beautiful places with amazing people. When Ethan...

Whitman athletics facilities set to reopen

Whitman athletics facilities set to reopen

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

Since the campus-wide shutdown, Whitman students have been unable to visit the various athletic facilities. This week, however, these facilities will be reopening to some students. The Baker Ferguson...

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Whitman athletics coaches’ perspective on remote seasons

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter October 8, 2020

Whitman's athletics coaches have been working hard this semester to adapt to an online environment while continuing to offer all the necessary support for their teams. Head Coach Scott Shields of the...

SSRA courses take on new forms and topics

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter October 8, 2020

This semester of SSRA courses has adopted a number of structural changes. This temporary makeover has presented an opportunity to integrate the topics of intergroup dialogue, sports and social justice. This...

Whitman Climbing Center to reopen its doors to students

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Editor October 5, 2020

The Whitman Climbing Center will be opening to students with new safety guidelines. The center will have a limited capacity of 20 individuals, including staff, all of whom must be cleared to be on campus....

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Club cycling: A history of community and success

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

Club cycling at Whitman has been characterized by its fusion of competition and relaxed environment. The club cycling team at Whitman was founded by a trio of students in 2001. After riding together...

Whitman men’s basketball welcomes new changes

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

The Whitman basketball team has welcomed new head coach, Coach John Lamanna who is excited to take the helm and get on the court with his new team. Lamanna brings a lot of experience and a history of...

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