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Student Section Contributes to Blues Basketball Success

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

The men’s basketball team finished the 2018-19 season with a 26-1 record, with the only loss coming from a three point double overtime game at Pomona Pitzer. Fortunately for the Blues, the NCAA granted the squad a chance to avenge their sole season loss on Saturday, March 2 as Pitzer joined the Bl...

Quality Over Quantity: Whitman Volleyball

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

It’s been training, training and more training for Whitman’s volleyball team this spring season. With a team of only six players at the moment, spring training has been both a time of adversity and growth. A time of growth but more importantly a chance to spend quality time with each other. This clos...

IM Spring Seasons Begin

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

As the snowpocalypse melts and warmer Walla Walla weather is upon us, three of our intramural sports begin their seasons; softball begins April 1, with ultimate frisbee and volleyball both beginning April 4. This week, The Wire spoke with Ethan Phillips, a senior double majoring in Economics and History...

IM Sports

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

Intramural (IM) Dodgeball and Intramural table tennis, also known as ping pong, completed their seasons on Feb. 26. This week, The Wire spoke with several players from those teams. First, we spoke with Quinne Woolley, a sophomore Economics major. Woolley plays IM basketball, dodgeball and volleyb...

Women’s and Men’s Basketball Dominate Northwest Conference

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

With sights set on another successful postseason, the women’s basketball team fought hard. Ultimately, the Blues fell to George Fox 52 - 66 in the Northwest Conference Tournament championship. Senior Maegen Martin (#20) ended her four years as a Blue with a season high score of 28 points, more than h...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Rally After Top 10 Challenges

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019

The men’s tennis team travelled to Cleveland, Ohio to compete against fellow nationally ranked teams in the ITA National Indoor Championships. The 13th ranked Blues faced teams that are ranked in the top ten in the nation, including a loss to 4th ranked Emory, 8th ranked Gustavus Adolphus College and 1...

Blues Athletics Unites Campus

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

Students and parents are always present at Blues basketball games, but a closer look reveals several staff, faculty and townspeople that show up regularly to support our men’s and women’s teams. “I like to attend sporting events for the same reasons I go to plays, art shows and concerts on c...

Whitman Students Enjoy Skiing

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

It’s been a while since Walla Walla has seen as much snow as we have so far this February. For everyone who’s been at Whitman for at least a couple years knows that the weather can get pretty intense in the winter time. Last year was relatively mild, but the year before that consisted of cancelled fli...

Blues Baseball Building a Unit Early On

Lucas Thrun

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

The Whitman Baseball team has been working and improving every day, getting ready for regular season to start. With their field covered in snow, they have been practicing mostly indoors, doing what they can in preparation for season. The Blues participated in the 2019 Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ari...

Burgers or Nothing: Cleveland Commons Poses Issues for Athletes

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

Many varsity athletes have practice during the Cleveland Commons dinner hours, and tiredly trudge into the dining hall to find that their only option is the burger station.   Online, Bon Appétit states that Cleveland dinner hours run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. What they don’t mention is most of t...

Swim Team Sails Through Conference

Sophomore Miranda Williams was named to First Team All-Conference

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

A season to remember is one the Whitman Swim team is celebrating as they lived up to preseason predictions. Their biggest meet was the Northwest Conference Championship, which took place in Federal Way, Washington. The Blues successfully ended their 2018-2019 campaign with the women winning their th...

So You Want to Talk About Apathy: Varsity Athletes Lack of Presence in the Power & Privilege Symposium

Junior lacrosse player Olivia Engle began her involvement in the Power and Privilege Symposium this year, leading a panel along with other students about Socioeconomic Status at Whitman.

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

When I was assigned to write this piece for The Wire, I began my journey by making attempts to get in contact with athletes on campus about their involvement in the Power & Privilege Symposium. Being a former athlete myself, I reached out first to my former teammates to see if they had heard of an...

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