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Badminton Club

Badminton Club

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

Whitman has over 60 club organizations, a good portion of which are sport-oriented. This week, we talked to Lennae Starr and Holden Gaupo about Badminton Club. Starr currently serves as the club’s budget manager, Gaupo as president. Badminton club was started in 2011 by a student, and has become in...

Women’s Tennis Recap: From Washington to Georgia

Women’s Tennis Recap: From Washington to Georgia

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

The Whitman College women’s tennis team traveled to Rome, Georgia last week to battle some of the best teams in the nation. The team started out the 2018 ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Cup against the number three ranked Emory. The Blues doubles team of junior Andrea Gu and senior Mary H...

Athlete Spotlight: Ananda Gupta

Athlete Spotlight: Ananda Gupta

Jaisa Swasey, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

Ananda Gupta is a sophomore on the Men’s Soccer Team. As a student and athlete it can become difficult to balance one’s schoolwork and athletic obligations. Gupta explains how he handles roles as both Whitman student and athlete. “Being an athlete has surprisingly had a positive effect on my sch...

Looking into the Athlete Recruitment Process

Looking into the Athlete Recruitment Process

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

The NCAA oversees the NCAA Division 3 recruiting process, but Division 3 recruiting varies from that of other divisions. The Division 3 recruiting rules are a little more relaxed than the rules for NCAA Division 1 and Division 2 schools.  There are no set NCAA Division 3 recruiting “calendars,”...

Varsity Sports Uniforms

Varsity Sports Uniforms

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 12, 2018

Whitman’s varsity athletic department has a huge variety of supporters and spectators, so it’s always quite noticeable when a varsity team gets new uniforms. Each team is unique in there style of play, technique, equipment and space — meaning that varsity team uniforms really vary.   Some teams...

Concussion Baseline Testing: Should It Be Offered to All Athletes?

Concussion Baseline Testing: Should It Be Offered to All Athletes?

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

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 commit...

Athletes in Sororities

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

As many Whitman students know, it is easy to become involved in extracurricular activities on campus. Almost every Whittie has their “thing” — or perhaps many “things”— that define them and determines how they stay connected to others outside of classes. Varsity athletes make up over 20 ...

Zumba Shakes Up Campus

Zumba Shakes Up Campus

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018

As we begin to near the halfway mark of the fall semester, clubs are now in full swing. Throughout the past couple of years the Zumba Club has grown exponentially. In the last 2 years alone, Johanna Au and Mason Hegeman, who graduated last year, petitioned ASWC to make Zumba an official ASWC sponsore...

Yoga Club

Yoga Club

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

Recently our campus welcomed a new addition to its over 60 club organizations. This addition was Yoga Club, which had its first session last Sunday evening. Co-Presidents and founders Alex Feller and Karsten Belling both spoke with us to discuss exactly what Yoga Club means to them. Alex is a first-...

Recap: Women’s Tennis Serves Game at ITA Northwest Regional Championship

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018

This past weekend the Blues Women’s Tennis team played in the ITA Northwest Regional Championship at the home of the Linfield Wildcats. Junior, Andrea Gu, fought through a challenging series of doubles and singles matches over this past weekend and will advance into the semifinals in both, which will be conti...

Women’s Rugby

Women’s Rugby

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Women’s rugby is a fairly new club sport at Whitman, one that has seen a significant spike in popularity. Those who enjoy a contact and aggressive sport as well as being part of a tight-knit family might be interested in joining the squad and learning some rugby. Women’s rugby practices on Mondays, Thu...

Women’s Golf Team on Par with Asian Solidarity

Women’s Golf Team on Par with Asian Solidarity

Jaisa Swasey, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

At a predominantly white institution, many of the women’s golf team members identify as Asian or Asian American. While the student demographic is over 70 percent white, this is a space in which women of color have taken up space. Golf is sport that has been most widely associated with middle aged ...

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