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Blues Athletics Unites Campus

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

Students and parents are always present at Blues basketball games, but a closer look reveals several staff, faculty and townspeople that show up regularly to support our men’s and women’s teams. “I like to attend sporting events for the same reasons I go to plays, art shows and concerts on c...

Whitman Students Enjoy Skiing

Whitman Students Enjoy Skiing

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

It’s been a while since Walla Walla has seen as much snow as we have so far this February. For everyone who’s been at Whitman for at least a couple years knows that the weather can get pretty intense in the winter time. Last year was relatively mild, but the year before that consisted of cancelled fli...

Blues Baseball Building a Unit Early On

Blues Baseball Building a Unit Early On

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

The Whitman Baseball team has been working and improving every day, getting ready for regular season to start. With their field covered in snow, they have been practicing mostly indoors, doing what they can in preparation for season. The Blues participated in the 2019 Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ari...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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