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Limited club sports opportunities challenges first year experience

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter March 18, 2021

Club sports are widely considered an integral part of the college first year experience, but with the fall semester online, many students were not able to take advantage of all that club sports have to...

The ups and downs of club volleyball

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter October 29, 2020

Club volleyball has had a tumultuous history at Whitman but has endured as a space centered around competition and community. John-Henry Heckendorn, Whitman class of 2012, played volleyball competitively...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.

Climbing club: A history of champions

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

Over the last decade the strength of Whitman’s climbing team has increased and they have reached new heights in competition. However, this has not altered their emphasis on having fun, building community...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Nordic Skiing at Whitman: 2001 to present

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter October 15, 2020

Over the years Nordic skiing has meant a lot of different things to different people at Whitman, but it has remained a way to get outside and experience beautiful places with amazing people. When Ethan...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.

Whitman club sports foster community during the pandemic

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter September 17, 2020

Whitman club sports continue to create and maintain supportive communities despite major structural changes due to the pandemic. Club sports at Whitman would typically be hosting regular practices on...

The sources of Club Sports funding. Infographic by Marra Clay.

Pay to Play? Club Sports Stretch to Cover Funding Shortfalls

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter March 9, 2017

Including 11 teams and hundreds of athletes, Club Sports at Whitman play a massive role in the lives of many students. With so many teams applying for and deserving of funding, it is not always easy to...

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Whitman Climbing Team Ascends to New Heights in NC3 Rankings

March 3, 2016

Most Whitman students know about the huge climbing wall and it’s popularity regardless of whether or not they actually climb. But what students might not know is that Whitman has a club climbing team...

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Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

February 4, 2016

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The...

Womens Lacrosse Prepares to Become Varsity Sport

Women’s Lacrosse Prepares to Become Varsity Sport

Sarah Anderegg March 13, 2014

Silly costumes and lacrosse sticks are not the typical outfit combination students might expect to encounter when walking across Ankeny Field. However, last week, the women's lacrosse team was seen...

ASWC to continue review of college chaperone policy

Maegan Nelson October 18, 2012

Over the years, policies instilled by the college have evolved based on their usability and popularity for the student body. Students historically have never been hesitant to take it upon themselves to...

IM, club sports

Kyle Howe September 13, 2012

After a long day of classes, many students like to find a way to relax and recuperate. At Whitman College one popular way to do this is through sports. At Whitman, however, you don't have to be...

Diagnosing Whitman

Alyssa Fairbanks November 10, 2011

IM athletes in pursuit of the illustrious blue shirt often sacrifice personal safety in the name of intramural glory, many inevitably finding themselves at the Welty Health Center for the treatment of...

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