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To increase accessibility, OP will host initiation in wilderness of Ankeny Field

Illustration by Lanh Tran

Fielding Schaefer, Arc’teryx Rep Dude

March 12, 2020

Whitman has long discouraged the hazing practices of fraternities and sororities. But only recently, as the school and student body confronts the walls that restrict attaining the Whitman ideal of “outdoorsiness,” has Whitman questioned the Whitman Outdoor Program (OP)’s excruciating annual in...

OP strives for more than just financial accessibility

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

November 18, 2019

Due to a lack of campus-wide accessibility, Whitman College's Outdoor Program (OP) has been taking steps to cater their programs to a wider audience than just a largely white, upper-class population experienced with outdoor recreation. Using data from the Office of Institutional Research, OP staff f...

Palouse Falls Closure Affects OP Trips

Photo contributed by Marra Clay.

Mikaela Slade

November 17, 2015

Palouse Falls State Park is closed due to accidents and vandalism on its trails; the decision will affect Outdoor Program trips to the area.

Whitman Outdoor Program Wins David J. Webb Award

Hannah Bartman

November 21, 2013

On Nov. 9 at the Association Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) conference, Whitman's Outdoor Program (the OP) won the David J. Webb Program Excellence Award. Whitman is the smallest college to ever receive this award, a testament to the accomplishments of the OP. "We have a vibrant outdoor...

Paralympic athlete in training incorporates athletics into college life

Credit: Nico Farrel

Molly Johanson

March 1, 2012

For sophomore MiKayla Briere, taking two weeks off of school in January to attend the International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Cup is just a step towards ambitious long-term athletic goals. "I've gained a lot of desire to push myself harder athletically. We really could be looking at a 2014 Paralympic goal for me, so I think I have a lot of motivation and drive to...

OP winter offerings

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Elena Aragon

November 8, 2011

Ice Fishing Ever take a gander at those old men sitting on the middle of a lake for hours, fishing through a miniscule hole in the ice? Well, now you can be one of them by coming on a two-day excursion to Moses Lake, where the main activity will be sitting on little chairs. This trip is perfect...

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