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The men’s tennis team took a trip to Cambodia in the spring of 2018. Photo contributed by Gary Ho.

The reality of international travel for varsity teams  

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter November 21, 2019

For Whitman’s varsity athletic teams, international travel has been an important part of team development. This additional opportunity for play makes a positive impact on athletic teams – not only...

Whitman students and Walla Walla community members participate in “Hour of Power,” a swim relay race that raised awareness and money for the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research. Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.

“Hour of Power”: Nation’s swimmers unite against cancer

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter November 21, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Whitman’s varsity swim team was joined by members of the Walla Walla Swim Club and other members of the Walla Walla community to raise awareness and money for the Ted Mullin Fund...

SAAC puts on “It’s on Us” Week of Action

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor November 21, 2019

The week of Oct 21 was the National "It’s On Us" Week of Action. By encouraging conversation through the varsity athletic community Whitman’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) used this national...

Illustration by Lanh Tran

Whitman Blues swim to success against George Fox

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter November 15, 2019

The Whitman swim team's reputation can be summed up in one word: fast. Despite only having had two meets so far this season, they already have a good chance of winning this season’s Northwest Conference...

Women’s soccer seniors pose with their framed Whitman jerseys. From left to right: Allie Seracuse, Sophie Brussell, Emily Rigsby, Sofia Ellington, Jessie Mano, Tate Kautzky, Kenz Tierney, Pagan Hetherington and Bryanna Schreiber. Contributed photos by Bryanna Schreiber

Whitman soccer celebrates seniors at last home game 

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor November 14, 2019

On Sunday, Nov. 3, both men’s and women’s soccer teams honored their respective classes of 2020 with a pregame celebration on the Whitman Athletic Fields. The women’s team capped off Senior Day with...

Senior Bryn Carlson competes in the 2019 Cross Country Northwest Conference Championship. Contributed photo by Scott Shields

Women’s cross country takes first in NWC conference

Dylan Mathias , Sports Reporter November 14, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the women’s cross country team finished first in the Northwest Conference Championship. The Blues have steadily improved their conference championship performances over the last...

Outdoor Program Rental Shop Manager Lish Riley makes her way across Lakum Dukum. Photo contributed by Stuart Chapin

Swiftwater rescue class traverses Lakum Duckum

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor November 7, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 18, Assistant Director of the Outdoor Program Stuart Chapin’s Swift Water Rescue class — a sports studies, recreation and athletics (SSRA) course — built a tyrolean traverse. A...

Students and parents enjoy a friendly, competitive game of spikeball during Family Weekend. Photos contributed by Peter Fitch

Family members vs. students: IM spikeball over Family Weekend

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter November 7, 2019

Family Weekend is a time to showcase the best of what the college has to offer, and one of this year’s events certainly did not disappoint.  On Saturday, Oct. 26., Whitman College’s intramural...

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Dylan Mathias , Sports Reporter November 7, 2019

Over Family Weekend, Oct. 25-27, some students could be found giving their family a tour of campus, attending a planetarium show or dining out — putting their parents’ wallets to good use. The swim...

Varsity athletes give back in Friends Mentor program

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor November 1, 2019

College student mentors play an important role in many people's lives, and they are especially crucial for kids who do not have someone they can look up to in their own family or household. The Friends...

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

The importance of an active study break

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter November 1, 2019

Whitman has many varsity athletes, with over 20 percent of Whitman's student body taking part in varsity sports. Despite this, a lesser-known quality of the college is how sporty the remaining 80 percent...

First-year Christina Boxberger (left), junior Elyse Benavides (middle) and junior Ruby Matthews (right) prepare for a serve versus conference opponent, University of Puget Sound. Contributed photo by Whitman Athletics

Theme nights lined up for women’s volleyball’s final homestead

Bhavesh Gulrajani , Sports Reporter October 31, 2019

The women’s volleyball team will play their final home games of the season this weekend, which also marks the end of theme nights — games during which players dress up according to designated themes. ...

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