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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 ...

Athlete Spotlight: Eli Fournier

Athlete Spotlight: Eli Fournier

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018

This week’s athlete spotlight is junior Eli Fournier. Fournier was chosen for the athlete spotlight based on his efforts at the end of this fall season; Fournier ran a great race on Oct. 27 during the NWC Cross Country Championships. In the men's 8K competition, he finished fourth overall. His time was  ...

Athlete Spotlight: Bryanna Schreiber

Athlete Spotlight: Bryanna Schreiber

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

This week’s Athlete Spotlight is Bryanna Schreiber, a goalkeeper on the Whitman College women’s soccer team. Schreiber is a psychology major graduating in 2020. Her focus is on mental health in the criminal justice system. After Whitman, Schreiber plans to continue her education by going to law s...

Cross Country Finishes Strong

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

In October, Whitman’s cross country team journeyed over to the Northwest Conference Championship at McIver State Park, hosted by Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. The women’s team as a whole placed third in the conference, which landed them with three all-conference spots. Maya Virshup, a...

Flag Football Unites Players

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

Flag football at Whitman has become a popular way for different groups and organizations to bond and create camaraderie. Delta Gamma’s flag football team has been around for quite some time, dating back to the '70s, when the sorority's team was unstoppable. DG president Malia Brooks brags about the te...

Women’s Rugby: School of Hard Knocks

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

15 positions. 80 minutes. No protection. Wanna ruck? Sound familiar? It’s what’s written on the back of the women’s club rugby team sweatshirts. The Mother Ruckers, as they are formally known, have been on campus for over two decades. After a dry spell in which there was little interest in the...

Substance Policies on Varsity Teams

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) regulates most things regarding athletics on Division I, II and III campuses. While the NCAA has very specific policies surrounding performance-enhancing drugs (such as stimulants, beta blockers, beta-2 agonists, diuretics, peptide hormones, anabolic...

Making it and Breaking it—Injuries on the field

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

Play every game like it’s your last. That’s all athletes can do as sports injuries at the varsity level seem to increase, despite every effort to make their bodies capable of peak performance. Depending on the sport, there are trends as to where musculoskeletal damage occurs. First-year men’s so...

Athlete Spotlight: Shiyang Fan

Athlete Spotlight: Shiyang Fan

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018

Senior women’s golf player, Shiyang Fan, is an environmental studies and anthropology combined major. This past week Fan was recognized by the Northwest Conference as a student athlete of the week. Fan has had an outstanding season, as she has won three events out of her nine competitions. Fan won ...

Athlete Spotlight: Sierra Myers

Athlete Spotlight: Sierra Myers

Jaisa Swasey, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

Sierra Myers is a senior varsity volleyball player. Myers’ experience differs greatly from teammates' as she has only played on the team for two years, including this year. Myers came to Whitman with enough credits to be placed as a junior. So while most of her teammates get to play for all four years,...

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