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Burgers or Nothing: Cleveland Commons Poses Issues for Athletes

Burgers or Nothing: Cleveland Commons Poses Issues for Athletes

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Many varsity athletes have practice during the Cleveland Commons dinner hours, and tiredly trudge into the dining hall to find that their only option is the burger station.   Online, Bon Appétit states that Cleveland dinner hours run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. What they don’t mention is most of t...

Swim Team Sails Through Conference

Swim Team Sails Through Conference

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

A season to remember is one the Whitman Swim team is celebrating as they lived up to preseason predictions. Their biggest meet was the Northwest Conference Championship, which took place in Federal Way, Washington. The Blues successfully ended their 2018-2019 campaign with the women winning their th...

So You Want to Talk About Apathy: Varsity Athletes Lack of Presence in the Power & Privilege Symposium

So You Want to Talk About Apathy: Varsity Athletes Lack of Presence in the Power & Privilege Symposium

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

When I was assigned to write this piece for The Wire, I began my journey by making attempts to get in contact with athletes on campus about their involvement in the Power & Privilege Symposium. Being a former athlete myself, I reached out first to my former teammates to see if they had heard of an...

Rams fall to the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

Rams fall to the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The Los Angeles Rams lost 3-13 against the New England Patriots and famous quarterback Tom Brady, who made history with a stunning six career Super Bowl wins — as well as being the oldest quarterback to win the coveted championship ring.   Besides a legacy of broken records and Super Bowl wins, ...

Whitman Athletics Raises Money for Cancer Support in Walla Walla

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

The Blues men’s and women’s basketball teams both took home wins for their respective teams last Friday night against Lewis and Clark, but the night was a huge success for a reason bigger than basketball. Friday, Feb. 1 was Pink Night at Sherwood Athletic Center, typically a night meant to rai...

BAM and ZFit Host Dance-a-Thon in Support of the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition

BAM and ZFit Host Dance-a-Thon in Support of the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Zumba Club, now called ZFit for legal reasons, is increasing its engagement with the Walla Walla community in a collaboration with Borders As Method. The two clubs will be hosting a Dance-a-Thon Fundraiser, set to be held in the Reid Ballroom from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 23. The clubs are raisin...

Blues Basketball Hosts Battle of the Whits

Blues Basketball Hosts Battle of the Whits

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

Last Tuesday the Battle of the Whits raged on in Sherwood Athletic Center, with both the Blues women’s and men’s basketball teams emerging victorious against the Whitworth Pirates. The final score of the women’s game was 89-78, racketing up Head Coach Michelle Ferenz’s 300th win over her ...

Four For Four: Lacrosse Gains Four New Players in Its Fourth Varsity Season

Four For Four: Lacrosse Gains Four New Players in Its Fourth Varsity Season

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Heading into its fourth season as a varsity sport, things look promising for our lacrosse team. The team has just completed their preseason and will begin playing with scrimmages against Whitworth University on Saturday, Feb. 9. Junior ES-Politics major Ellie Teare reflected on her past experience on the t...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Continue Rally in 2019 Season

Men’s Tennis Looks to Continue Rally in 2019 Season

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Whitman Tennis

The Whitman College men’s tennis team finished last season (2017-2018) making it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships. They are looking to build from their Elite 8 run, working hard to make it as far as possible this season. With a tough schedule upon them, competing against Divisio...

No Rest for the Weary — Athletes on Campus over Winter Break

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The winter athletic season is characterized by many things: cold weather, indoor sports, as well as off-season for fall athletes and pre-season for spring athletes. But maybe one of the most notable for the winter athletes themselves is the fact that winter break is cut short due to the expectation of...

Blues Baseball Slides into Spring Season

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Requiring its athletes to be both explosive and methodical, baseball is quite the sport to master. The Blues baseball team has been preparing for the upcoming season since the beginning of the school year, but each individual player has been prepping for far longer. As Spring draws near and days grow...

Women’s Tennis Preview

Women’s Tennis Preview

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

Though the outdoor tennis courts sit vacant during the cold winter months, the Women’s Tennis team is hard at work in the Bratton Tennis Center, located on Boyer Ave behind Cordiner Hall.   With doubles team junior Andrea Gu and senior Mary Hill ranked number six in the country by the Interc...

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