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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

COVID-19 cuts women’s varsity basketball season short

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter April 2, 2020

The Whitman College women’s basketball team fought through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament and made their way into the Sweet Sixteens. In round two of the NCAA tournament, the Blues beat...

Distance track comes to Whitman

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter February 6, 2020

After undergoing a multi-year approval process, Whitman's newest varsity sport, distance track, will begin its first season this spring to the excitement of cross country athletes. When asked about...

New merchandise in the bookstore. Photo by Taj Howe

A New Era for the Blues: Whitman Reacts to New Logo

Christian McDonald, Sports Writer October 4, 2017

The changing of Whitman’s mascot from the politically charged Missionary to the Blues meant that the old–and one might say elegant—athletics logo was in need of a facelift. Whitman’s one-time...

Contributed by John Lee.

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief March 9, 2017

The pitcher’s mound at Safeco Field in Seattle contains a six inch by two feet slab of white rubber placed exactly 60 feet, six inches from home plate. In the 18 years of Safeco’s existence as the...

The Blue Mountains east of Walla Walla. Photo by Marra Clay

Whitman Announces New Mascot

Marra Clay, Publisher November 3, 2016
The Blues will officially become Whitman College’s new mascot. On Thursday, November 3rd, President Kathy Murray emailed the announcement to the Whitman Community. She wrote “After looking at all the responses from alumni, students, faculty and staff to the most recent survey, it became clear right away that the Whitman Community feels the Blues is the mascot that best represents Whitman.”

From the Sideline: Mascot Musings

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter October 27, 2016

Those among us who had harbored passionate visions of a fierce-looking Walla Walla Wallaby as the official representative of Whitman College had their hopes shattered last week as the Mascot Working Group...

Gordy uses Olin Halls loading dock to perform a trick. Photo by Marra Clay.

The blues candle: Whitman skaters find new ways to express themselves

Allie Donahue April 9, 2015

On a sunny Friday in March, seniors Zach Gordy and Tom Shellum were shredding curbs outside of North Hall. Gordy caught some air and then swung a wide curve into the street. "Car, car..." Shellum said,...

Illustration: Alex Bailey

Dr. House has the Blues

Mallory Martin September 22, 2011
Hugh Laurie, best known for his TV performance as Dr. House, branches out into music with a well-rounded blues album.
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