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Hall of Fame Showcases Whitman’s Finest

Hall of Fame Showcases Whitman's Finest

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017

In the foyer of Sherwood Athletic Center sits Whitman College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. 58 athletes, coaches and supporters from over a 100-year span have plaques in the Hall of Fame, celebrating momentous athletic events, from Olympic time trials to multi-decade coaching careers. The Hall of Fame...

Journalists in Sochi Need to Gain Perspective

Journalists in Sochi Need to Gain Perspective

Mitchell Smith

February 20, 2014

By this point, everyone following the Olympics has heard of or read the torrent of coverage from the Western media in Sochi complaining about the conditions of hotels and how unprepared Russia was for the Olympics to begin. In fact, the Twitter account that highlights these issues, "Sochi Problems," already has mo...

Obama Protests Putin’s Anti-Gay Legislation, Adds American Football to Olympic Games

Tara McCulloch

February 6, 2014

In light of the recent controversy surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin's homophobic policies, President Obama decided to add the Super Bowl to the 2014 Olympic line up without consulting the International Olympic Committee. Critics condemned the move as a desperate act of patriotism. Obama refuted...

Olympic Haikus

Rosemary Hanson

February 6, 2014

Alpine skiing Oh, look, they can turn! What an important ski skill That I do not have…   Biathlon Glittering landscapes Broken only by ski tracks Shit, she's got a gun!   Bobsledding Let's all admit it We would not care about this Without "Cool Runnings." ...

Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Melina Hughes

February 6, 2014

It's finally here, the time for which we've all been waiting: the Winter Olympics. I know this year I will be curled up on my couch, wrapped in a blanket, wearing a parka, mittens and ski mask, sipping hot cocoa while watching my favorite winter sporter duke it out for the bronze, silver and frozen, I mean golden, medal. What sports will I ...

Campbell Honored, Excited To Compete in Sochi

Mitchell Smith

February 6, 2014

How does someone go from being born on a couch in Chocolate Hole, a sleepy bay on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to competing in the slalom and giant slalom events in the 2014 Sochi Olympics? Just ask Jasmine Campbell, a Whitman student who is taking a break between her junior and...

IOC Made Disappointing Choice for 2014 Olympics

Andy Monserud

January 30, 2014

Every two years, the Olympics stir controversy wherever they land.  For all the diplomatic unity the games espouse, they inevitably serve as a platform for political maneuvering.  Athletes can use this stage as a catalyst for good, such as when African-American track and field star Jesse Owens won...

Skier qualifies for Winter Olympics

Peter Clark

February 14, 2013

While the Virgin Islands may not be known for producing Olympic skiers, one Whitman student is an exception to the trend. Junior Jazz Campbell, a member of the club ski team at Whitman, recently qualified to represent the Virgin Islands in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Campbell was born and rai...

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