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Whitman Alum, Walla Walla Resident Competes in Ironman World Championships

Courtesy of Makena Rietz & Doug Rietz

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

October 29, 2017

Completing an Ironman Triathlon is considered one of the most difficult accomplishments in the world of sports. The 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile marathon run has a completion time limit of 17 hours, and the latest World Championship winning times for men and women were 8:01:40 and ...

Swim Team Hits the Beach

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter

January 26, 2017

As the frigid winter engulfed Walla Walla over break, the men’s and women’s swim teams made their way west to the warm shores of Honolulu, Hawaii. While the trip is part of the team’s annual mid-break training trip, Honolulu presented a divergence from the team’s usual plan to swim under the sun in ...

Students stand for Mauna Kea amidst telescope controversy

Kamna Shastri

May 7, 2015

Sophomore Sean Terada remembers a sixth grade trip to Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. He hiked through the lush emerald growth in the rain forests on the slopes of the mountain, breathing in the humid air. Without warning, he came upon an abrupt cut away where the rainforest stopped and opened...

Profile: Matt Helm

Peter Clark

September 6, 2012

Position: Head volleyball coach Before coming to Whitman, Coach Helm led Molokai High School to four Maui Interscholastic League titles, six consecutive state tournament appearances and the 2010 Hawaii Division state championship. Coach Helm and his wife Erika have four children: daughter Noelani...

Some “Beautiful Ruins,” Indeed . . .

Image courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers

Dana Thompson

August 21, 2012

How do you feel about e-readers? These newfangled devices that allow you to press buttons instead of turn pages and download nearly any book in thirty seconds? Skeptical? Yeah. I'm feeling that. Maybe I'm just quoting every snobby book purist ever, but isn't there something to the feel of paper...

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