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Which mascot will you choose?

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...

Infographic by Jess Faunt.

College to choose new mascot

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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

Whitman women look to fight for the postseason

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,...

Credit: Brandon Fennell

Men’s basketball starts second half of season

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...

Photo Credit: David Jacobson

Women’s basketball vies for top NWC ranking

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...

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