Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Coden Stark

Predictions and previews for the Eraser Olympics

George Groebner, sponsored by Ticonderoga April 11, 2024

Hellooooo, sports fans! Are you ready for the latest innovation in throwing objects long distances, maintaining balance on slick surfaces and other feats of athletic prowess? Get ready for the Eraser...

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 Olympic games 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 more followers (342,000) than the official Twitter account of the games themselves (235,000).

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
The Pioneer's staff poet snuck in to the Olympics and covered it the only way she knew how.
Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Melina Hughes February 6, 2014
Here are some sports you don't want to miss this winter.

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, US 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 senior years in order to pursue her dream of skiing on the world’s greatest stage.

IOC Made Disappointing Choice for 2014 Olympics

Andy Monserud January 30, 2014
Columnist Andy Monserud outlines why he believes Russia is a poor choice for an Olympics host nation.

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.
Load More Stories