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Class of 2020 athletes: Where are they now?

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter September 24, 2020

The Class of 2020 student athletes graduated from Whitman with an uncertain future, but many have tried to make the best of a bad situation. Graduation was abrupt, confusing and sad for the senior student...

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Whitman varsity athletes discuss crucial lifestyle balance

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter September 24, 2020

Varsity athletes are often associated with their respective sport, but their peers often forget that they have a life outside of the athletic bubble. Many athletes spend their free time on hobbies and...

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Controversial social media posts cause Whitman Athletics backlash

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter September 17, 2020

Recent social media posts by the athletics department of Whitman College have produced negative feedback from alumni and current students despite the intention to demonstrate support of the Black Lives...

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Whitman club sports foster community during the pandemic

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter September 17, 2020

Whitman club sports continue to create and maintain supportive communities despite major structural changes due to the pandemic. Club sports at Whitman would typically be hosting regular practices on...

SAAC President Adam Reid hosts the virtual awards ceremony. Image courtesy of Whitman College Athletics.

2020 SAAC Awards Meet Zoom

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter September 10, 2020

On Aug. 24, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held its annual commencement to recognize one female and one male performer from each graduation year. The winners were as follows: Tanner Filion...

Varsity Athletes Make The Best Of Season Limbo

Varsity Athletes Make The Best Of Season Limbo

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter September 10, 2020

On July 22, Whitman College made the decision to postpone all sports competitions in the fall. The Northwest Conference followed suit less than a month later by suspending all competitions and championships...

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Senior Anissia Hughes wins Balance Athletica’s leader search

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...

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Fitness classes move online

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...

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...

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Women’s alpine team qualifies for USCSA skiing championships

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...

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...

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

Whitman faculty and staff find passion in sports

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...

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