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Alpine skiing season in full swing

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

While some Whitties manage to hop on the shuttle to Bluewood Ski Resort only once or twice during the winter months, Whitman’s alpine ski team makes the trip up to the mountains a part of their regular winter routine. The tight-knit alpine ski team is a club sport that competes against other competitiv...

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...

Fireworks, Surgery, and the Glory Days: Whitman Students Enjoy Winter Sports over Break

Fireworks, Surgery, and the Glory Days: Whitman Students Enjoy Winter Sports over Break

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017

For many Whitman students, winter break is not just Netflix binging, cookie consumption and New Year’s resolution rejection. It is an opportunity to revisit and rekindle a passion for what drives, inspires and refreshes them. For the students featured here and many in the Whitman community, winter...

Banff Film Festival comes to Whitman

Emma Cooper

January 28, 2016

Climbers, boarders, bikers, and river-surfers gathered into Cordiner Hall on Jan. 19 for this year's Banff Film Festival event. The Banff Film Festival plays annually in Banff, Alberta, where hundreds of outdoor films are displayed. An intense selection process is required in order for the festival...

Meet the Visiting Professors

Isabel Mills

September 19, 2013

This year, Whitman College is fortunate to have a great variety of visiting professors. Although they have only been here for a short time, the professors all expressed a love for the Whitman community and its students. In fact, all four professors mentioned their appreciation for the great feeling of...

Whitman Climber Granted Opportunity to Pursue Dreams

Matthew Morris.  Photos contributed by Morriss, this photo courtesy of Nathan Liechty.

Tristan Gavin

February 21, 2013

Senior Matthew Morriss has done things in the past six months most Whitman students only dream of. Not only is he spending time climbing and skiing in some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the region, but he isn't paying to do it, either. By receiving grants from multiple outdoors organizations,...

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...

21 Dump Street

Tristan Gavin

November 29, 2012

If you have ever relieved yourself in an academic building, you have probably seen the alcohol consumption posters depicting the percentage of Whitman students drinking various amounts each weekend. As part of his thesis for mathematics, senior Kevin Duh found an obvious flaw with the poster. "They...

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...

Filmmaker alums bring snowy thrills to campus with ‘Wyoming Triumph’

Alex Hagen

January 26, 2012

Early next month, Whitman alumni Chris Kitchen '02 and Sam Pope '01 will visit campus and screen their film, "Wyoming Triumph." Billed as "a working man's ski and snowboard feature," the film is a documentary centered on skiing and snowboarding in different locations around the titular state. Whitman's...

Alpine ski team competes in honor of O’Brien

Melissa Navarro

March 4, 2010

With a season full of unexpected turns, the Whitman Alpine Ski Team's rise to nationals this week after dominating conference regionals in February came as a surprise. After transitioning from varsity to club status, the men and women of both the Alpine and Nordic Ski Teams also switched to different...

Varsity ski cuts spark outcry, discussion

Varsity ski cuts spark outcry, discussion

Kim Sommers and Cindy Chen

March 12, 2009

The economic crisis has finally hit home.   Last night, Wednesday, March 11, 300 Whitman students, faculty, staff and concerned community members filed into Maxey Auditorium to discuss the controversial decision to convert the varsity Alpine and Nordic ski team to a club sport. President George Bridges, At...

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