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Spotlight: Dance Team

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

There are many clubs on Whitman’s campus that go unrecognized. One of those is the Whitman Dance Team. The club has been successfully guided in the past year under the care of senior Leksi Kostur. It currently has five members who come together once a week in order to practice for upcoming productions tha...

Student Athletes After Graduation: Where Are They Now?

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

After playing in your last college game, the second you walk off the stage you have been performing on for the last four years, you realize your whole life is about to change. Many relationships, including the one you have with yourself, will no longer be the same. On campus, you had made bonds wit...

Living The Double Life

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018

As a student-athlete, you come to understand that time and scheduling are now a part of the game. Conflicts will inevitably occur, and deadlines still must be met. The life of a student-athlete is completely systematic and chaotic. Adaptability and open mindedness won’t just become your best friends ...

Serena Williams is Not a Cry Baby, and Here’s Why

Serena Williams is Not a Cry Baby, and Here’s Why

Susanna Williams, Sports Reporter

September 24, 2018

One of the biggest topics of debate in the world of sports right now is the U.S. Open--specifically, one particular match. During the second set of the match, chair umpire Carlos Ramos charged Serena Williams with three code violations for which she would ultimately be required to pay $17,000 in fine...

Whitman Volleyball

Whitman Volleyball

Jaisa Swasey, Sports Reporter

September 23, 2018

Whitman’s volleyball team had an eventful weekend in Southern California playing against schools from across the nation at the Cal Lu Fornia Invitational. After a quick flight from Walla Walla’s infamous airport to Seattle, then a 3 hour flight to LAX, and a drive through L.A traffic they finally...

Women’s Soccer Preseason in Chicago

Women’s Soccer Preseason in Chicago

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

September 23, 2018

The Whitman women’s soccer team began their 2018 season on the road, playing against the University of Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology. Whitman suffered a 5-0 loss to the University of Chicago and ended in a 1-1 draw against the Illinois Institute of Technology. However, the team looks to take...

Summer Break in the Life of a College Athlete

Summer Break in the Life of a College Athlete

Emily Solomon, Sports Reporter

September 23, 2018

Many students that return home for the summer enjoy spending time with their families and friends. But what are their plans for the upcoming three months before they have to repack their bags and board their planes to return back to school? Collegiate athletes typically spend their summers quite differently...

Tennis & Wine Camp

Susanna WIlliams, Sports Reporter

September 23, 2018

Walla Walla Valley is known most prominently for its wheat fields, the Blue Mountains and, of course, wine country. Often called “the Napa Valley of Washington state,” thousands of tourists come far and wide year-round to experience around 2,800 acres of grapes and around 120 wineries, some of which...

The Final Countdown: Seniors Reflect on their Time as Athletes at Whitman

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018

With the final athletic seasons of the year winding down, and the academic year soon to come to a close, now is the time for the Class of 2018 to reflect on their time here at Whitman. For athletes, this is especially bittersweet given that for most, this time also coincides with a realization that they ar...

NC3 Champions

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018

This past weekend, Whitman’s climbing team won the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit (NC3) for the first time in school history. Senior and team captain NoahLani Litwinsella, who has been a member of Whitman’s climbing team for four years, won the men’s overall NC3 competition for the third...

5 NWC Titles Highlight 2017-18 Season

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018

As the 2017-18 academic year comes to an end all varsity athletic teams begin to wrap up, giving that one last practice or match a final hurrah until returning in the fall for the 2018-19 season. Out of the thirteen varsity athletic teams, five became NWC Champions in 2017-18, and every team achieved...

Golf Exceeds Expectations

Golf Exceeds Expectations

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018

This spring, both the men’s and women’s golf teams performed above and beyond expectations. The men’s team was predicted to finish eighth going into the season, however, after a strong two-day campaign in the Northwest Conference Tournament in which they finished sixth, finished seventh for the...

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