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No Rest for the Weary — Athletes on Campus over Winter Break

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

The winter athletic season is characterized by many things: cold weather, indoor sports, as well as off-season for fall athletes and pre-season for spring athletes. But maybe one of the most notable for the winter athletes themselves is the fact that winter break is cut short due to the expectation of...

Blues Baseball Slides into Spring Season

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

Requiring its athletes to be both explosive and methodical, baseball is quite the sport to master. The Blues baseball team has been preparing for the upcoming season since the beginning of the school year, but each individual player has been prepping for far longer. As Spring draws near and days grow...

Women’s Tennis Preview

Women’s Tennis Preview

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

Though the outdoor tennis courts sit vacant during the cold winter months, the Women’s Tennis team is hard at work in the Bratton Tennis Center, located on Boyer Ave behind Cordiner Hall.   With doubles team junior Andrea Gu and senior Mary Hill ranked number six in the country by the Interc...

Sun and Basketball

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018

The Whitman College men's basketball team traveled to Claremont, California a few weekends ago to take on their last two non-conference opponents of the season. On Friday, the team took on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College, who they defeated 84-75, but the real challenge came Saturday night. The now si...

Athlete Spotlight: Makana Stone

Athlete Spotlight: Makana Stone

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018

This week’s athlete spotlight is junior Makana Stone. Stone is originally from Coupeville, Washington, and was chosen for the Athlete Spotlight based on her efforts in the women’s basketball game against McMurry University on Nov. 24, in addition to her efforts in the Dec. 1 game against Willame...

Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018

Mud-splattered calves were a common sight last Friday as the cross-country team wrapped up their sixth annual “Who Do You Run For?” event. “Who Do You Run For?” is a 24-hour long jog-a-thon in which members of the cross-country team run laps around Ankeny. They sign up for hour-long shifts to ensu...

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Chang

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Chang

Jaisa Swasey, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

Michael Chang, from Boise, Idaho, is a first-year on the varsity swim team. As a first-year, he is navigating the many changes that occur during one’s first semester of college. The newfound independence and trying to be an adult hits you hard. Being away from home and the jump from high school to college life...

First Year College Athletes

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

Transitioning into your first year in college can be difficult; especially for those who are also transitioning into being college athletes on top of already being college students. This week, we spoke with several first-year athletes about their experiences so far. Tate Cadang is a first year and play...

Swimming for a Cure: the Hour of Power

Swimming for a Cure: the Hour of Power

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

For one hour on Nov. 13, swimmers around the nation swam like their lives depended on it - because some day they might. The Hour of Power is a nation-wide relay event in which thousands of swimmers simultaneously dive into their pools and swim nonstop as a team for 60 minutes in remembrance of Ted M...

Winning the Mental Game

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018

The importance of mental health has become increasingly known, especially on college campuses where stress levels are arguably at their highest. Every student knows and understands the struggle of trying to balance school, sleep, social life, extracurriculars, jobs and so much else. Especially at Whi...

Remember the 5 Ds: Dodgeball at Whitman

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018

Whitman’s campus is packed with athletic opportunity; in addition to club and varsity sports, Whitman has leagues in around 10 intramural sports, one of which is dodgeball. Dodgeball has gotten increasingly popular over the last couple of years; last year, 140 students registered on 17 teams. This we...

When Big Eaters Can’t Get Big Eats

When Big Eaters Can’t Get Big Eats

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018

As the fall transitions into winter, volleyball nets and soccer goals come down to be replaced with basketball hoops and the spring sports players begin trainings and workouts. Each sport requires different things of its players. For example, cross country requires runners to have amazing endurance ...

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