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NC3 Champions

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018

This past weekend, Whitman’s climbing team won the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit (NC3) for the first time in school history. Senior and team captain NoahLani Litwinsella, who has been a member of Whitman’s climbing team for four years, won the men’s overall NC3 competition for the third...

Are Athletes Missing Out on Social Life?

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

The average weekday for an in-season athlete at Whitman might consist of a morning workout, followed by class, a quick lunch with teammates, practice for 3 or more hours, dinner at Reid and then a study session in the library (again with teammates). On the weekends, athletes are either busy with competi...

Climbing Club Competes at Western Washington

Climbing Club Competes at Western Washington

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018

Last weekend was the climbing team’s first competition of this year’s Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit (NC3). For the first competition of the year at Western Washington University, Whitman exceeded expectations. Three climbers made it to the final round of the competition, including Macken...

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017

In its twenty fifth year, last weekend’s annual Sweet Onion Crank bouldering competition brought nearly 200 students from schools across the Northwest to campus for a day chock-full of laughs and challenging climbs. On a weekend with the Renaissance Festival, Admitted Students Day and the 24-hour Varsit...

Pay to Play? Club Sports Stretch to Cover Funding Shortfalls

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

Including 11 teams and hundreds of athletes, Club Sports at Whitman play a massive role in the lives of many students. With so many teams applying for and deserving of funding, it is not always easy to decide where the money goes. Historically, teams have been left with more questions than answers. Howev...

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

Photo by Anna Dawson

Ellen Ivens-Duran

April 28, 2016

If you wander into Memorial 331 on a Sunday night, you’re likely to find a room full of student representatives deep in discussion over the minutia of college policy and current issues. If you take a good long look around that room, you will see a room that is fairly representative of Whitman’s c...

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