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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 the No. 5 team in the nation — Wartburg College — and moved onto the national tournament.  ...

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 how distance track became approved, junior Ellie Chidsey credited cross country team members senior Whitne...

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

New merchandise in the bookstore. Photo by Taj Howe

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 emblem that appeared as if the capitalized ‘W’ was linked arm-in-arm with its fellow consonant ...

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Contributed by John Lee.

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 home of MLB’s Seattle Mariners, that rubber has hosted four no-hitters, two perfect games and coun...

Whitman Announces New Mascot

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

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 revealed the final four mascot candidates. With marsupials out of the picture (perhaps justifiably),...

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

Gordy uses Olin Hall's loading dock to perform a trick. Photo by Marra Clay.

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, and Gordy stepped aside to let it pass. Whitman skaters weren't always such good citizens. There...

Dr. House has the Blues

Illustration: Alex Bailey

Mallory Martin

September 22, 2011

Hugh Laurie has taken it upon himself to prove that he really can do anything. Although he started his career as a bumbling twit on British television and published a decent novel  back in 1996, Laurie has more recently been garnering acclaim for the title role in his American drama, "House M.D." He once again tests th...

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