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European Takeover for the Whitman Blues

The women’s team poses with Frome Town FC, an English football club, after their match. Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

September 26, 2019

For most students, summer is a time for recuperation after a strenuous year of readings, essays and frat parties. However, for Whitman College’s soccer teams, it was nothing of the sort. The women’s soccer team jetted off to England where they had the chance to discuss team expectations and goa...

Women’s Soccer Kicks into Full Gear

Photo courtesy of Whitman women's soccer team.

Mitchell Smith

September 11, 2014

Some teams have their first game of the season at home, others have to travel an hour or two away, but this summer the Whitman women's soccer team traveled for close to 24 hours to reach their first opponent: Bridgwater College in SE England. Sophomores Naomi Lee and Emma Onstad-Hawes were able to rep...

Stay Another Day

John Reed

March 7, 2014

Hey. My song today is so emotional that I might not even be able to make it through this post without having to walk the streets in solitude in order to calm down. My hands quiver on the keyboard as I struggle to find the words to describe it. The song is called "Stay Another Day" by East 17. I am going...

Coming Together Across the Pond

Coming Together Across the Pond

Quin Nelson

September 12, 2013

There's no better way to get rid of jet lag than getting knocked around by a professional British soccer team. We, the Whitman men's soccer team, took the field for our first game in England, where we were blown out by Paulton Rovers FC 5-2. As we stood on the rain-ravaged field after our loss, it was...

‘Skyfall’ Restores James Bond to Former Glory

'Skyfall' Restores James Bond to Former Glory

Nathan Fisher

November 15, 2012

This year marks the historic 50-year anniversary of the James Bond franchise (remember Sean Connery in the 1962 classic "Dr. No"?). Not surprisingly, I had no problem convincing six carloads of friends to attend the midnight premiere of "Skyfall," the 23rd Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig. And we were certainly not disappoint...

An English voyage: Whitman men’s soccer travels abroad

An English voyage: Whitman men's soccer travels abroad

Nick Wood

September 23, 2010

"Being able to visit the stadium even when not watching a game…was more than sick," said Fleming.  "[It] was a pilgrimage to my soccer Mecca." "Stepping into [Old Trafford] pretty much brought me to tears." These are the words of Whitman senior John Fleming who this past August along with thirteen of his te...

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