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Alpine skiing season in full swing

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

While some Whitties manage to hop on the shuttle to Bluewood Ski Resort only once or twice during the winter months, Whitman’s alpine ski team makes the trip up to the mountains a part of their regular...

Swim team says farewell to seniors

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the atmosphere at Harvey Pool at the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center was bittersweet as the class of 2020 competed in their last home meet for Whitman College. Head coach Jenn Blomme...

Sophomore Anneke Sherry completed a half-Ironman last Septem- ber. Photos by Dana Kendrick

Whitman students organize and complete half-ironman

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

In the midst of wind and rain, senior Ellen Hom was cautious about her friends undertaking such a feat as a half-ironman. "I was worried that they were going to fall during the bike ride, get frostbite...

Bill Drake, the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletics and Student Athlete Wellness at Gonzaga Universtiy, delivered a talk on mental health on Monday, Jan 27. Photo by Amara Garibyan

Whitties learn strategies for managing mental health

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter February 6, 2020

Mental health, an often neglected topic, was illuminated on Monday, Jan. 27, by Bill Drake as he shared strategies for managing mental health with Whitman students. Drake, the Assistant Athletic Director...

Distance track comes to Whitman

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter February 6, 2020

After undergoing a multi-year approval process, Whitman's newest varsity sport, distance track, will begin its first season this spring to the excitement of cross country athletes. When asked about...

Intramural sports cater to niche communities

Intramural sports cater to niche communities

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter February 6, 2020

For students looking for a low-commitment activity to take them out of an academic fog, Intramural (IM) sports provide a way to change the daily routine. There are the traditional sports offered, such...

Students enjoy an afternoon game of IM soccer on Harper Joy Field.

Soccer headlines IM sports season

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter December 12, 2019

Many athletes who have been training for years to perfect the skills necessary to become experts in their sport play in the varsity league. Meanwhile, people with an interest in a specific sport who want...

Whitman athletics team up with Walla Walla super fans

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor December 12, 2019

From the basketball court to the soccer field to the golf course to the swimming pool, Whitman athletic events are community affairs. Whitman student athletes rely not only on family members and fellow...

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Whitties enjoy ultimate frisbee as a student-led club sport

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter December 12, 2019

As a college that contains many nationally-ranked varsity teams, many of which have reputations as Northwest Conference champions and consistent national competitors, club sports risk flying under the...

Senior cross country runner Whitman Rich competes in the NCAA Division 3 Championship Race. Photo contributed by Whitney Rich

Blues cross country success continues in regionals, nationals

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter December 5, 2019

The women’s cross country team had a strong showing in the Northwest Conference (NWC) Championship, placing first amongst some very talented conference competition. It is the first time they have accomplished...

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Nutrition: A balancing act for student-athletes

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter December 5, 2019

High schools and colleges across the country are known for having athletics at the very core of school spirit. The students comprising these teams work hard daily to be at the level of athleticism required...

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Whitman welcomes the snow with SSRA courses next semester

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter December 5, 2019

For six weeks each spring semester, a Whitman Sports Studies, Recreation and Athletics (SSRA) course holds their classes in Dayton, Washington, at Ski Bluewood. The beginning, intermediate and advanced...

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