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Hall of Fame Showcases Whitmans 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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