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Women’s Golf Crushes NWC Spring Classic

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

On April 13 and 14, the Blues golf teams faced off in the NWC Classic, one of the three major conference tournaments that the golf teams compete in. The tournament took place in Olympia, with the men’s team finishing eighth overall and the women's taking second overall. Standout golfers included senio...

Women’s Tennis Takes on High Stakes

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

The Whitman Women’s tennis team concluded the Northwest Conference regular season with their fifth consecutive win this past weekend on Senior Day against Whitworth University. They ended the regular season with an 8-1 record (10-6 overall). Prior to this past weekend, the Blues matched up against th...

Delta Gamma’s 2019 Annual Anchor Slam

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

Delta Gamma recently hosted its annual Anchor Slam fundraiser, a 3v3 amateur basketball tournament and knock-out competition. Teams of all skill levels were welcomed, and all tournament fees were split between the Delta Gamma Foundation and their philanthropy, Service for Sight.   The eve...

Cycling Team Hosts Race

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

On April 6-7, the cycling team hosted a race that brought cyclists from many schools within the Northwest Collegiate Cycling Conference — a total of around 150 riders weaved their way through campus and the streets of Walla Walla.   Having low numbers made it hard for the Whitman team to plan the...

Onionfest Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Illustration by Haley King

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

Onionfest is an annual ultimate frisbee tournament run by both of the Whitman Sweets teams. This year, the tournament celebrated its 25th anniversary, hosting 20 non-Sweets teams, amounting to over 400 ultimate players varying in age and skill level from the Pacific Northwest. Jarrett Arakaki is a sophom...

Special Olympics Comes to Walla Walla

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019

Special Olympics (SO) is a program designed to unite athletes with student and adult volunteers through sports. The program has come to Walla Walla, inviting Whitman students to get more involved in their community and volunteer with one of the world’s largest sports organizations. Special Olympics...

International Student Athletes Reflect on Their U.S. Experiences

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2019

Around 20 percent of the student body participates in varsity level athletics at Whitman. However, only a small portion of that statistic are students coming from outside of the United States. This week, The Wire spoke with several international student-athletes to talk about their experiences: how the...

DIII Week Unites Varsity Athletes

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

The week of Apr. 1-7, 2019 celebrates DIII Week for varsity athletes in the NCAA. Specifically, it acknowledges student-athletes on campus and recognizes athletes as part of the larger community. This year, Whitman Athletics — in particular the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) — put on two...

Women’s Soccer Under New Leadership

New Whitman College women's soccer coach, Mike Washington.

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Mike Washington coached the men’s soccer team from 1998 to 2015 and has returned this year, now to coach the women’s team in their upcoming season. Many of the faculty and staff were excited to welcome him back to the Whitman community and are eager to see the opportunities he provides for the program. ...

The Amazing Race: Whitman’s Marathon Runners

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019

Whitman boasts many talented athletes, but some don’t typically get put in the spotlight. Seniors Claire Mangan, Kyle Fix, and Ben Johns are all marathon runners that truly go the distance. Recently, Fix and Mangan ran a half marathon together in Seattle. “I really only started running seriously ...

Pong Puts Varsity Athletes to the Ultimate Test

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019

Powerade Pong, the tournament that all athletes await for this spring semester, finally happened on Thursday, March 28. Powerade Pong has been an event that Whitman athletes look forward to each year, one that has been a part of Whitman athletics for as long as a senior athlete can remember. It happen...

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

The women's tennis team interacted with local schools as part of a cultural exchange during their spring break trip to China. Photos contributed by Andrea Gu

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019

Over the spring break, the women’s tennis team traveled as part of a cultural exchange to Shanghai and Qingdao in China. Last year, the men’s team traveled to Cambodia on a similar trip. The women had the opportunity to compete with a variety of teams in China, including senior Lori Sheng’s high scho...

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