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Start of the semester inconveniences riddle fall varsity athletes

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor October 24, 2019

While many varsity athletes know the struggle of having significantly less time for homework and other extracurriculars during their seasons than other students, they also understand the struggle of having...

First-year Macy Hampton dribbles the ball.

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m....

Whitman students enjoy the outdoors during an Outdoor Program trip on Thursday, Oct. 10, led by juniors Adam Rooney and Erin Beaudoin. Photos contributed by Adam Rooney and Sam Cleary

Whitties escape to Harris Park for fall break

Charlotte Elliot, Sports Reporter October 24, 2019

For most people, fall break involved reuniting with family members, catching up with homework or getting prepped for the spooky season. For some Whitties, however, this wasn’t the case. On Thursday,...

Off-season training cultivates sense of team comradery

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter October 19, 2019

Even in the off-season, there is a high likelihood of seeing an out-of-season varsity athlete working out in the Sherwood Athletic Center.  These workouts are not just for fun — Whitman’s varsity...

Photo by Carson Jones

Rock climbing ascends on campus

Miguel Baza, Sports Reporter October 19, 2019

Brien Sheedy, Director of the Whitman Outdoor Program, has climbed the highest peak on every continent and guided all over the world. He is also proficient in a wide variety of skills such as rafting,...

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Whitman’s wide world of dance

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter October 19, 2019

“Active” is a word often tossed around to describe Whitman students. However, when people think of “active” Whitties, the first thoughts that often come to mind are varsity athletics, the multitude...

Whitman's women's tennis team celebrates a successful run in the ITA Fall Regional Championships. Photo contributed by Andrea Gu

Clean sweep for the Whitman Blues at ITA Fall Regional Championships

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter October 9, 2019

“Your purpose here is to learn” is a phrase that has been spoken in the Whitman residence halls almost daily since the start of the semester. The typical college student might interpret this to mean...

Senior Pagan Hetherington celebrates game-winning goal as Blues snatch the overtime win. Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics

Battle of the Whits: A thrilling overtime victory

Miguel Baza, Sports Reporter October 9, 2019

On a chilly Wednesday afternoon on Sept. 12, the Whitman women's soccer team went head-to-head on their home field with their biggest Northwest Conference rival, the Whitworth University Pirates. Whitman...

Many athletic classes and teams have begun to utilize Whitman's new sand volleyball court in a edition to Ankeny 2.

The great debate: Ankeny 2

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter October 9, 2019

It troubles us all. For some, it manifests itself as night terrors. For others, it’s the reason they got a full letter grade and half below what they expected on their last exam. Yes. It’s the issue...

Whitman cross country begins marathon toward NWC championships

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor October 3, 2019

The Whitman men’s and women’s cross country teams took off running for the first time this month at the Pacific Lutheran University invitational in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, Sept 21. Whitman...

First-year basketball players Caira Young and Shaira Young pose with Kim Chandler and participants of the W Club golf tournament. Photo contributed by Shira Young

How to successfully connect with alumni: A demonstration by the Whitman Blues

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Writer October 3, 2019

On Sept 20, Whitman alumni came together with one goal in mind: to absolutely annihilate each other over a pleasant game of golf. The alumni were accompanied by singing, dancing varsity athletes who were...

Whitman women's basketball and men's tennis pose at the top of their hike after completing the Blue Mountain Challenge on Friday, Sept 13. Photo contributed by Emily Solomon

Athletic teams partner up to facilitate community, support

Miguel Baza, Sports Reporter October 3, 2019

Whitties across the athletic community are developing new perspectives on what it means to be a Division III varsity athlete. Whitman has always had a close-knit community amongst teams, but this year...

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