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Summer Break in the Life of a College Athlete

Summer Break in the Life of a College Athlete

Emily Solomon, Sports Reporter

September 23, 2018


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Many students that return home for the summer enjoy spending time with their families and friends. But what are their plans for the upcoming three months before they have to repack their bags and board their planes to return back to school? Collegiate athletes typically spend their summers quite differently...

Tennis & Wine Camp

Susanna WIlliams, Sports Reporter

September 23, 2018


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Walla Walla Valley is known most prominently for its wheat fields, the Blue Mountains and, of course, wine country. Often called “the Napa Valley of Washington state,” thousands of tourists come far and wide year-round to experience around 2,800 acres of grapes and around 120 wineries, some of which...

The Final Countdown: Seniors Reflect on their Time as Athletes at Whitman

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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With the final athletic seasons of the year winding down, and the academic year soon to come to a close, now is the time for the Class of 2018 to reflect on their time here at Whitman. For athletes, this is especially bittersweet given that for most, this time also coincides with a realization that they ar...

NC3 Champions

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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This past weekend, Whitman’s climbing team won the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit (NC3) for the first time in school history. Senior and team captain NoahLani Litwinsella, who has been a member of Whitman’s climbing team for four years, won the men’s overall NC3 competition for the third...

5 NWC Titles Highlight 2017-18 Season

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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As the 2017-18 academic year comes to an end all varsity athletic teams begin to wrap up, giving that one last practice or match a final hurrah until returning in the fall for the 2018-19 season. Out of the thirteen varsity athletic teams, five became NWC Champions in 2017-18, and every team achieved...

Golf Exceeds Expectations

Golf Exceeds Expectations

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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This spring, both the men’s and women’s golf teams performed above and beyond expectations. The men’s team was predicted to finish eighth going into the season, however, after a strong two-day campaign in the Northwest Conference Tournament in which they finished sixth, finished seventh for the...

Lax Program Establishing Itself as NWC Contender

Lax Program Establishing Itself as NWC Contender

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018


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The lacrosse season ended this past Sunday, as The Blues beat Puget Sound 20-3 to finish the season with a record of 7-5 (5-2 in the NWC) in only the fourth year of the lacrosse program. After a season with a new coach, the players shared their thoughts with The Wire and let us know how this season went f...

Are Whitman Athletes Ever Out of Season?

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018


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A common misconception of collegiate sports, most prominently at the DIII level, is that they come to a halt when the traditional season is over. However, it is more accurate to say that when the season is over, the real work begins. But wait ... what exactly is an “official off-season?” According...

Men’s Tennis Ties Consecutive NWC Titles Record

Men’s Tennis Ties Consecutive NWC Titles Record

Emily Solomon

April 26, 2018


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Whitman’s men’s tennis team earned the right to host the Northwest Conference postseason tournament this past weekend. The team finished first in the standings of the league’s regular season and is ranked 21st nationally. Whitman is led by first team All-NWC selections senior Zach Hewlin and...

Martial Arts Club

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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The Martial Arts club is a brand new club on Whitman’s campus, having begun just last year. The club has recently been notified that they will receive official funding for next year, and with that comes hopes for more people to come and try martial arts. Sophomore Isaiah Banta created the martial arts...

Tire Tracks and Taco Trucks

Tire Tracks and Taco Trucks

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Last weekend, while most of Whitman was sleeping in, and Walla Walla was blanketed in rain clouds, the club cycling team was up and preparing for their invitational race at 4 a.m. Led by presidents Maddie Ortenblad and Noah Edelson, the cycling team set up a course that traversed the town and Whitman’s...

Why You Should Follow the MLB

Why You Should Follow the MLB

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Hello peers, I am writing to let you know that Whitman students should pay attention to the MLB. Why? Because exciting things are happening in the places where Whitman students tend to be from! I am talking about Seattle, California, Colorado and Minnesota of course (sorry Oregon, but at least you...

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