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Working group considers “The Missionaries” with community survey

February 18, 2016
Whitman's mascot working group recently sent out a survey to approximately 19,000 people soliciting feedback about the "Missionary".

Talk Arises of Changing the Whitman Mascot

February 28, 2015

In the wake of the Power & Privilege Symposium, a conversation has been ignited about the possibility of Whitman changing its mascot. The Whitman College mascot has undergone a more complex evolution...

Missionary mascots hold tenuous place in college’s culture

Missionary mascots hold tenuous place in college's culture
October 23, 2014

For nearly a century, Whitman students have attempted to change the school's controversial mascot: the Missionaries. While past attempts have all fallen short, student representatives and activists have...

Whitman Women’s Basketball Holds Off Whitworth to Remain Undefeated

January 22, 2014

The Whitman College women's basketball team survived a hotly contested game against the Whitworth Pirates, winning 60-57 on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Sherwood Center. The Pirates surged to an 11-2 lead at...

Revived Baseball Program on the Rise

Revived Baseball Program on the Rise
February 7, 2013

Fresh-cut grass, longer days and the sun making a more regular appearance can only mean one thing: Baseball season is here. For the Whitman baseball team and its new head coach, Sean Kinney, these signs...

Women’s Soccer Team Drops Home, Conference Opener to Rival Whitworth

September 12, 2012

Despite a promising first half, the Whitman women's soccer team lost their home and conference opener to the Whitworth Pirates at the Whitman Soccer Complex Wednesday afternoon. The Missionaries put...

Sweets, Motherruckers represent alternative athletic culture

Illustration: Emily Johnson
November 3, 2011

Some of the most successful teams around campus share a similar trait: They do not call themselves the Whitman Missionaries. Women's rugby: a club team: calls itself the Motherruckers and has been...

Men’s basketball starts season, NWC coaches take notice

November 11, 2010

On Saturday, Nov. 6, the men's basketball team opened its season with a 109-92 loss to the NCAA Division I San Jose State Spartans. The Missionaries traveled to San Jose to take part in this exhibition...

Men’s soccer controls its destiny

Photo Credit: Jack Lazar
October 20, 2010

The Whitman men's soccer team has had a season of ups and downs. The team currently stands fifth out of eight in the Northwest Conference with a 4-3-2 record giving them 14 points (three points per...

Sideout: Whitman volleyball team struggles

Photo Credit: David Jacobson
October 7, 2010

After starting the season off right with strong performances at the Sept. 4-5 Whitman Invitational where they went 2-2, earning themselves a second place finish in the process, the Whitman volleyball...

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