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Bonding on road trips

Mike Rathwell

February 28, 2008

For the last two weekends, Whitman baseball has been on the road, first in Los Angeles and more recently in McMinnville. Road trips bring teams together.   Despite all of the practices and games, teams spend very little time together as an entire team: maybe a once-a-week dinner or something similar....

‘Non-shock jocks’ talk: College hoops

Brian Woods and Eli Asch

February 28, 2008

WOODS: Last week was NBA basketball, so this week we'll take it down a notch and talk some college hoops.   There's a lot to talk about but let's keep it focused on the PAC-10 for now, since that's a little closer to home for most people (sorry Eli).   I'll go ahead and say that the PAC-10 will get ...

‘Non-Shock Jocks’ talk: Scandal

Brian Woods and Eli Asch

February 21, 2008

ASCH: It is a slow time of year for the mainstream sports fan.   In this post-Super Bowl hangover period college basketball's conference tournaments haven't started, the NBA and NHL are in the boring middle third of their regular seasons and even Spring Training games don't kick off until almost Mar...

Men’s tennis team seeks ‘nutty’ new mascot to represent Whitman

Elise Otto

February 21, 2008

The Men's tennis team's sweatshirts are, at a glance, no different from any other athletic apparel on campus, except that there is a small squirrel wearing boxing gloves embroidered into the hood.   The squirrel is the team's new "unofficial mascot," according to sophomore Matt Solomon. "The missionary...

Whitman’s number one fan: Steve Rubin

Elsbeth Otto

February 21, 2008

There was a timeout on the floor.   Before two notes of the Soulja Boy song were out, he was up: dancing, jumping, hips swiveling, arms waving. This is Steve Rubin.   Or more generally known as The Crazy Guy With the Wigs Who Dances at Basketball Games. "With basketball, teams work hard.   Whether...

Nordic ski team faces tough competition

Alice MacLean

February 20, 2008

The Whitman Nordic ski team is used to running with the big dogs. Since they changed divisions in the 2002-'03 ski season, the ski team has been the only Division III school in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA), a conference comprised of ski powerhouses such as the universities...

‘Non-Shock Jocks’ Talk: NBA

Brian Woods and Eli Asch

February 14, 2008

WOODS: With the NFL season officially behind us and pitchers and catchers not set to report until Feb.. 14 (Editor's note: Woods wrote "February xx" there, knowing Eli would fill the date in), the NBA takes center stage for us this week. The season is just over halfway complete, and there are p...

‘First-year-heavy’ IM basketball begins

Margaux Cameron

February 14, 2008

Joe Wheeler knows the right way to play intramural basketball. The first-year team captain says his team's games will feature plays drawn on a whiteboard and coach Andrew Hess in a tie. "There's also been rumors of cheerleaders," said Wheeler. "We'll see." Wheeler's team, Off in the Woods, is one...

On the Road: The tools of ignorance

Mike Rathwell

February 14, 2008

I am Michael Rathwell, a senior catcher/pitcher for the baseball team.   On Feb. 9, Missionary baseball takes the field against Occidental to start a three-game series.   For the fourth season in a row, I will be spending my spring ingloriously squatting behind the plate, my face less than one foot...

Collier wraps up Whitman swim career by breaking school records

Molly Smith

February 14, 2008

Senior Clint Collier ended his Whitman swim career with a bang at last weekend's Northwest Conference Swimming Championships, placing high in the final standings and breaking school records. He placed sixth in the finals of the 100-yard breaststroke, eighth in finals of the 200-yard breaststroke and...

Campus parties about much more than football

Lisa Curtis

February 7, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday is not about football. After conducting a careful investigation of Superb Bowl parties, I have concluded that there are four key ingredients: food, facepaint, friends and frantic yelling. The food must be easy to eat and available in large amounts. One-syllable foods are preferable:...

‘Non-Shock Jocks’ Talk: Super Bowl upset

Brian Woods and Eli Asch

February 7, 2008

ASCH: If writing can be therapeutic, then I should start working on my own "War and Peace"/"Atlas Shrugged"-length treatise on disappointment. A bit of my soul died with 35 seconds left in the Super Bowl. C'mon, Eli Manning? I mean, Eli motherbleeping Manning?!? You know what I think of when ...

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