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Concussion Awareness in Athletics

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Concussions are a major issue in contact sports; in recent years this has come to occupy a central role in the discussion of athlete health, as exemplified by the 2015 film "Concussion," starring Will Smith. Many sports organizations within the last decade have made efforts to step up and make a commitm...

If They Don’t Win It’s OK

If They Don’t Win It’s OK

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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In 2016 when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, I noticed a trend on Whitman’s campus that blew me away; students were being somewhat interested in national sporting events. To be clear, I have no qualm with the fact that a large percentage of Whitman students are nearly completely oblivious to...

Winter Olympics on Campus

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea, has been a year of firsts but also a year of surprises. This year marks the most equal gender representation in a Winter Olympic games thus far in history, with 43 percent of overall athletes being female. The games started off in a historic manner,...

Transfer Athletes Find Their Home

Jordan O’Roy, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


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Whitman has 13 Varsity Sports, 254 varsity athletes, and of those athletes only eight are transfer students. Whitman’s transfer admission rate is an astonishing 35 percent, as students across the globe are searching to find a new home in which they can pursue their academic goals. However, for stu...

Baseball Seeking NWC Title

Baseball Seeking NWC Title

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


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With the season already having begun, the baseball team has high hopes to take the conference title this season. Head Coach Brian Kitamura took over in 2015 after five seasons as head Assistant Coach, and instantly things started to turn around for the team. In his first season he doubled the wi...

Men’s Basketball Ready for Post-Season

Men’s Basketball Ready for Post-Season

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


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With just two more games left in their regular season schedule, Men’s basketball has accomplished an extraordinary feat for the second season in a row; they are the only undefeated team left in NCAA basketball. Whitman’s win last week against George Fox (their 38th consecutive regular season win) brin...

Super Bowl LII at Whitman: Lifelong Eagle and Patriot Fans Reflect on the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LII at Whitman: Lifelong Eagle and Patriot Fans Reflect on the Super Bowl

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


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The Super Bowl is a true American tradition. Every February, hundreds of millions of football fans gather around their televisions to watch the final game of the NFL season. This year was historic in more ways than one; the Philadelphia Eagles squeaked by with a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots,...

36 Years Later, Peru Back in the World Cup

36 Years Later, Peru Back in the World Cup

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


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A nine year-old Carlos Vargas watched Peru qualify for the 1982 World Cup from his grandma’s house in Arequipa, Peru. “I still remember that moment, there was a lot of excitement and hope in the country for the team,” Vargas said. Professor Vargas is now a professor of theatre and fiction in the...

Climbing Club Competes at Western Washington

Climbing Club Competes at Western Washington

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


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Last weekend was the climbing team’s first competition of this year’s Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit (NC3). For the first competition of the year at Western Washington University, Whitman exceeded expectations. Three climbers made it to the final round of the competition, including Macken...

New Coach and High Hopes for Lax

New Coach and High Hopes for Lax

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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With their fourth season fast approaching, the Women’s Lacrosse team is preparing to build on last year’s success and compete for a Northwest Conference Championship against their toughest schedule yet. Returning multiple all-conference players, as well as Northwest Conference player of the year Lindsay Schwartz, the team is also bringin...

Remembering Kip Rand

Remembering Kip Rand

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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On Saturday, January 20, the Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival held the Kip Rand Memorial Backcountry Race at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. Kip Rand, who was the director of the Wallowa Avalanche Center in Pendleton, Ore., died on March 7, 2017 in an avalanche while skiing Mt. Joseph. This festival...

Who’s Got Next: Women in Pickup

Who’s Got Next: Women in Pickup

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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Sports are one of the most popular activities on Whitman’s campus. From varsity games to club sports and intramurals, students don’t take athletics lightly. With both the women’s and men’s varsity basketball teams leading the Northwest Conference as the school to beat this season, the sport is...

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