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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Frisbee’s Onion Fest takes over campus

Frisbee’s Onion Fest takes over campus

Sam Patterson, Campus Life Reporter April 13, 2023

If you walked through campus sometime between April 8 and April 9, you probably witnessed pure chaos. People were yelling at each other, sprinting back and forth and hucking discs through the air. Rumor...

BIRKENSTALKER SITUATION NEUTRALIZED

CJ Fritz, Professional Kissing Booth Attendee October 8, 2018

For weeks, the Birkenstalker has terrorized the Walla Walla community, leaving Birkenstock owners clutching their sandals tighter than ever. Dogs have stopped playing, children have stopped laughing, and...

Lady Sweets poised for Nationals Tournament

Kyle Flannery May 7, 2015

Ranked number five in a preseason power ranking, the women's Frisbee team has had their eyes set on the Division-One regionals all year, hoping to prove their worth as potential national championship contenders....

Lady Sweets prep for regional tournament

Riley Foreman April 30, 2015

For many on the Whitman Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, the regional tournament is familiar territory. This year, that's not all that will be familiar. A total of eight teams representing the Big Sky and...

Sweets face obstacles in first tournament

Kendra Winchester March 5, 2015

The men's Ultimate Frisbee team kicked off their spring season two weekends ago in San Diego, where they went 1-5. Although a learning experience, arriving with only a total of 15 players did not offer...

Frisbee: Dont Sell Out

Frisbee: Don’t Sell Out

Tristan Gavin September 19, 2013
Don't get me wrong; I love Frisbee. I think it is a great game and one that should be enjoyed by the masses. The commercialization of the game and attempts to make the sport marketable through Major League Ultimate (MLU), for example, has pushed Ultimate toward something it is not: a big-market sport.
Spring Intramurals Underway

Spring Intramurals Underway

Cole Anderson April 18, 2013

At a school as active and enthusiastic as Whitman, the intramural program is a popular facet of the outdoor community. While the varsity sports teams are all about competition and serious participation,...

Onion Fest Brings Frisbee Culture to Walla Walla

Onion Fest Brings Frisbee Culture to Walla Walla

Cole Anderson April 4, 2013
The Whitman Sweets brought in players from all over the country to play frisbee for two action-packed days in Walla Walla.
Besides being a star player, Janin also serves as the teams coach.  Photos by Brennan Johnson.

Janin Steps Up for Sweets

Tristan Gavin April 4, 2013
In a year where Whitman's beloved Sweets lost a core group of leaders, Jacob Janin has risen as a top national player and a team leader.
Illustration by Emily Jones

Veteran Cigarette Smoker Anchors the Sweets

Matt Raymond April 4, 2013
A profile of Paul Cathcart, a smoker and current frisbee player who is tearing it up on and off the field.
Illustration: Emily Johnson

Intramural Sports: The fun factor

maddybell December 1, 2011
As most students sat sunken into library couch cushions or quiet room bean-bag chairs the Monday before Thanksgiving Break, Whitman's intramural dodgeball teams began the first day of their 2011 season in the Sherwood racquet-ball courts.
Whitmans women frisbee players, the Walla Walla Sweets, practice on Friday, Feb 18. Credit: Marie Von Hafften

Club frisbee opens season with strong showing

Tyler Hurlburt February 24, 2011
After finishing last season with a second place finish at nationals, the Sweets look to another strong season.
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