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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Backcountry Club balances safety and fun as the new season approaches

Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter November 3, 2022

The Whitman Backcountry Club is gearing up for another season this winter. With movie nights, weekend trips to Oregon and courses on avalanche safety in the near future, the Backcountry Club is focused...

Ski teams strive for community on the slopes

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter February 24, 2022

When one thinks of Walla Walla, skiing is likely not the first thing to come to mind. Most people wouldn’t expect Whitman to have one ski team–let alone two. Alpine and Nordic skiing are two popular...

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Alpine skiing season in full swing

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...

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...

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...

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...

Meet the Visiting Professors

Isabel Mills September 19, 2013
Discover the history and hobbies of several visiting professors.
Matthew Morris.  Photos contributed by Morriss, this photo courtesy of Nathan Liechty.

Whitman Climber Granted Opportunity to Pursue Dreams

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.

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.

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.
Credit: Nico Farrel

Paralympic athlete in training incorporates athletics into college life

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.

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 skiing and snowboarding documentary, “Wyoming Triumph."
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