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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Working group considers “The Missionaries” with community survey

Ellen Ivens-Duran 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

Sonya Kuzminski 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 colleges culture

Missionary mascots hold tenuous place in college’s culture

Lachlan Johnson October 23, 2014
Though never formally adopted by the college, the Missionaries have been the school’s de-facto mascot for over a hundred years. Attempts to change the logo have been made since the 1920s, but generally failed due to opposition from alumni and an inability to unite the opposition in support of another name.

Whitman Women’s Basketball Holds Off Whitworth to Remain Undefeated

Quin Nelson January 22, 2014
The Whitman College women’s basketball team survived a hotly contested game against the Whitworth Pirates, winning 60-57 on Thursday evening at Whitman’s Ball Court.
Revived Baseball Program on the Rise

Revived Baseball Program on the Rise

Peter Clark February 7, 2013
Coming off a disappointing season last year, the Missionaries have made the necessary steps to ensure that it doesn't happen again this year. Even after an off-season of intense training, the team certainly has not slowed down since coming back from winter break.

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

Quin Nelson 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...

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Sweets, Motherruckers represent alternative athletic culture

Pamela London November 3, 2011
Some of the most successful teams around campus share a similar trait: They do not call themselves the Whitman Missionaries.

Men’s basketball starts season, NWC coaches take notice

Tyler Hurlburt November 11, 2010
Whitman opened its season against NCAA Div. I San Jose State in a 109-92 loss but are looking ahead to a strong season.
Photo Credit: Jack Lazar

Men’s soccer controls its destiny

Tyler Hurlburt October 20, 2010
The Whitman men's soccer team controls its own post season goals.
Photo Credit: David Jacobson

Sideout: Whitman volleyball team struggles

Tyler Hurlburt October 7, 2010
The Missionary volleyball team started the season off with strong performances, but have recently struggled to win matches falling to the bottom of the conference.
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