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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

The men’s tennis team took a trip to Cambodia in the spring of 2018. Photo contributed by Gary Ho.

The reality of international travel for varsity teams  

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter November 21, 2019

For Whitman’s varsity athletic teams, international travel has been an important part of team development. This additional opportunity for play makes a positive impact on athletic teams – not only...

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter November 7, 2019

Over Family Weekend, Oct. 25-27, some students could be found giving their family a tour of campus, attending a planetarium show or dining out — putting their parents’ wallets to good use. The swim...

First-year Macy Hampton dribbles the ball.

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m....

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Women’s Tennis Takes on High Stakes

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter April 25, 2019

The Whitman Women’s tennis team concluded the Northwest Conference regular season with their fifth consecutive win this past weekend on Senior Day against Whitworth University. They ended the regular...

Illustration by Megan Waldau

International Student Athletes Reflect on Their U.S. Experiences

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter April 11, 2019

Around 20 percent of the student body participates in varsity level athletics at Whitman. However, only a small portion of that statistic are students coming from outside of the United States. This week,...

DIII Week Unites Varsity Athletes

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter April 9, 2019

The week of Apr. 1-7, 2019 celebrates DIII Week for varsity athletes in the NCAA. Specifically, it acknowledges student-athletes on campus and recognizes athletes as part of the larger community. This...

New Whitman College womens soccer coach, Mike Washington.

Women’s Soccer Under New Leadership

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter April 9, 2019

Mike Washington coached the men’s soccer team from 1998 to 2015 and has returned this year, now to coach the women’s team in their upcoming season. Many of the faculty and staff were excited to welcome...

The womens tennis team interacted with local schools as part of a cultural exchange during their spring break trip to China. Photos contributed by Andrea Gu

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter April 7, 2019

Over the spring break, the women’s tennis team traveled as part of a cultural exchange to Shanghai and Qingdao in China. Last year, the men’s team traveled to Cambodia on a similar trip. The women...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Student Section Contributes to Blues Basketball Success

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...

Sophomore volleyball players Kalli Dickey (left), Rebecca Johnston (middle). and Elyse Benavides (right)

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...

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...

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...

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