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Transfer Athletes Find Their Home

Jordan O’Roy, Staff Reporter February 22, 2018

Whitman has 13 Varsity Sports, 254 varsity athletes, and of those athletes only eight are transfer students. Whitman’s transfer admission rate is an astonishing 35 percent, as students across the globe...

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Susanna Williams, Sports Reporter February 1, 2018

On the heels of the #metoo and #TimesUp movements, as well as the second annual Women’s March, our minds are focused on the women in our lives: on the women we encounter, the patriarchal world they face...

Dear Future POC Student

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter May 12, 2017

Dear future students of color, Welcome to your new home. As the brochures say, there are countless reasons to attend Whitman. Renowned arts and academics, a surprisingly charming location ... the list...

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter February 9, 2017

Tim Howell is one of Whitman’s most visible students. Originally from Calabasas, California, Howell has made his mark on the Whitman campus in less than three years. A sociology major and member of the...

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Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist September 29, 2016

Navigating the world through a non-white body is a difficult task, especially in college. Between the daily incidents of police brutality, the constant fear of becoming the next trending Facebook or Twitter...

Illustration by Claire Revere

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter September 22, 2016

Before Whitman’s home volleyball game on Sept. 16, senior Cherokee Washington released a letter of solidarity informing the Whitman community that she would decline to stand during the game’s national...

ASWC’s Plans for This Year

Georgia Lyon, News Editor September 15, 2016

ASWC is back and on track to explore new policies with a group of people who have a variety of talents and experiences. This academic year, The Associated Student of Whitman College (ASWC) intends...

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