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Which mascot will you choose?

Illustrations by Claire Revere.

Marra Clay, Publisher

October 20, 2016

The Whitman Blue Ravens? The Whitman Appaloosas? The Whitman Blues? The Whitman Sockeyes? It’s up to you  to choose. The college community has the chance to vote on the new college mascot now that the Mascot Working Group has released the four final mascot options. However, many students feel that...

College to choose new mascot

Infographic by Jess Faunt.

Marra Clay and Ellen Ivens-Duran

April 6, 2016

On April 6, President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman College will change its mascot. The decision came in response to the recommendations of a working group organized in December to determine the appropriateness of the Whitman College mascot. Murray wrote in an email to the college community...

Circuit Quiz: What Missionary Are You?

Lachlan Johnson

November 26, 2012

1. Someone cuts you in line at the dining hall. How do you respond? a) Walk to the front of the line and explain it is your destiny to have their spot. b) Chill out. This is but one of many meals. c) Deny the existence of the line. d) Tailgate. 2. When you go out on a Friday, you always remember... a)...

Defining ‘normal’ needlessly moralizes sex

Spencer Wharton

September 27, 2012

I have not had sex ever. I like the idea of sex; I respect it. However, certain things such as blow jobs and miscellaneous practices that don't involve vaginal penetration sound quite unnatural and even perverted to me. However, they seem to be frequently practiced. I guess my question is, in heterose...

The Missionary: Has its use run out?

Alfredo Villaseñor

October 27, 2011

There have been rumors that a cabal of student heretics are trying to replace our holy and enduring mascot. And what, I ask, would they change it to? A duck, perhaps, in reminiscence of the orgiastic rituals of spring that have soiled our student body's innocence? Or our campus' invasive and ubiquitous...

Whitman women look to fight for the postseason

Kelly Peterson saves the ball from going out of bounds in the final seconds of the game on the night of January 28th. After a hard fought game, Whitman ended up losing 64-61 to Lewis & Clark.  Credit: Ethan Parrish

Tyler Hurlburt

February 10, 2011

In a season filled with close matches, this past weekend found the Whitman women's basketball team splitting a pair of overtime games. After a 65-61 victory in double overtime against Pacific Lutheran, the Missionaries found themselves on the other side of an overtime loss, losing to University of Pug...

Men’s basketball starts second half of season

Credit: Brandon Fennell

Tyler Hurlburt

January 27, 2011

On Saturday, Jan. 22 a packed house cheered on the Whitman men's basketball team as it trounced Pacific University 94-65. This win put the Missionary men at 4-4 against Northwest Conference opponents and 11-6 overall. With its 4-4 record the team finds itself in a tie for fourth place in the NWC with Linfield Colle...

Women’s basketball vies for top NWC ranking

Photo Credit: David Jacobson

Tyler Hurlburt

December 2, 2010

After a season plagued by injuries, the women's basketball team looks to capitalize on its newfound depth and added talent. Last year season-ending injuries for starters seniors Jenele Peterson and Anna Forge, along with other non-season ending injuries, forced an already small bench to step up a...

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