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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...

Women’s Golf Crushes NWC Spring Classic

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

On April 13 and 14, the Blues golf teams faced off in the NWC Classic, one of the three major conference tournaments that the golf teams compete in. The tournament took place in Olympia, with the men’s team finishing eighth overall and the women's taking second overall. Standout golfers included senio...

Women’s Tennis Takes on High Stakes

Women’s Tennis Takes on High Stakes

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

The Whitman Women’s tennis team concluded the Northwest Conference regular season with their fifth consecutive win this past weekend on Senior Day against Whitworth University. They ended the regular season with an 8-1 record (10-6 overall). Prior to this past weekend, the Blues matched up against th...

Delta Gamma’s 2019 Annual Anchor Slam

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

Delta Gamma recently hosted its annual Anchor Slam fundraiser, a 3v3 amateur basketball tournament and knock-out competition. Teams of all skill levels were welcomed, and all tournament fees were split between the Delta Gamma Foundation and their philanthropy, Service for Sight.   The eve...

Cycling Team Hosts Race

Cycling Team Hosts Race

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

On April 6-7, the cycling team hosted a race that brought cyclists from many schools within the Northwest Collegiate Cycling Conference — a total of around 150 riders weaved their way through campus and the streets of Walla Walla.   Having low numbers made it hard for the Whitman team to plan the...

Onionfest Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Onionfest Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

Onionfest is an annual ultimate frisbee tournament run by both of the Whitman Sweets teams. This year, the tournament celebrated its 25th anniversary, hosting 20 non-Sweets teams, amounting to over 400 ultimate players varying in age and skill level from the Pacific Northwest. Jarrett Arakaki is a sophom...

Special Olympics Comes to Walla Walla

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019

Special Olympics (SO) is a program designed to unite athletes with student and adult volunteers through sports. The program has come to Walla Walla, inviting Whitman students to get more involved in their community and volunteer with one of the world’s largest sports organizations. Special Olympics...

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