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SSRA courses take on new forms and topics

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter October 8, 2020

This semester of SSRA courses has adopted a number of structural changes. This temporary makeover has presented an opportunity to integrate the topics of intergroup dialogue, sports and social justice. This...

A Round of Applause: Threat to Decency or Deserved Reaction?

Alden Glass, Staff Reporter April 27, 2017

In mid-April, Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar, Neymar, was suspended for three La Liga matches for sarcastically applauding the fourth official while walking off the field after his second yellow card...

Cohesive Competition: Noon Soccer Group Unites Community

Cohesive Competition: Noon Soccer Group Unites Community

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter March 2, 2017

Whitman is privileged to have first-class athletic facilities for anyone who would like to use them, including the Multi-Purpose (MP) Gym in Sherwood Center. While many groups from Whitman and the Walla...

Hanging Up the Boots: Quitting Varsity Soccer

Gareth Jones, Guest Writer February 23, 2017

After one season with the men’s varsity soccer team, I decided to quit. The winter break that followed my chaotic first semester gave me some space for quiet introspection, during which I reached the...

The Rise of Soccer in America: MLS Playoffs Heating Up

The Rise of Soccer in America: MLS Playoffs Heating Up

Arie Knops, Sports Reporter November 10, 2016

The 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) season is coming to a close and its popularity has never been higher. The 2016 season had 25.7 million gross viewership, an eight percent increase from the 2015 season....

Crowning a Champion: Playoffs or a Table?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer September 29, 2016

Competitive sports are, by nature, competitive. Their success and excitement depends on having a winner–this is hardly up for debate. But how that winner is decided varies between sports and between...

Intramural Sports Kicks Off Another Year

Arie Knops, Sports Writer September 22, 2016

Now that the 2016-2017 academic year has begun, another season of intramural sports is finally underway. The driving force behind the IM calendar is the IM committee, a group of consisting of two representatives...

What’s the Most Athletic Position in Sports?

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor February 11, 2016

MBeing an athlete requires so many things; a combination of hand-eye coordination, speed and strength are just a few things which earn one the title of athlete. Everyone at the professional level is most...

Photo by Natalie Mutter.

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

December 7, 2015

Whitman Athletics got off to a strong start to the 2015-16 season as seven teams played their fall seasons. Even before the season there was excitement, as the soccer teams got to play with the members...

Back to sports: The summer in review

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor September 6, 2015

Though football season is undoubtedly the best time of the year, summer is a close second for various reasons. My personal favorite sporting event of the summer is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and subsequent...

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Women’s soccer shoots for tops in NW Conference

Cole Anderson October 9, 2014

In any sport, a coaching change typically means a transitionary period in which the team and coach search for a new rhythm and work to become a unit. A rough start was precisely what the Whitman women's...

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

Andy Monserud April 24, 2014

I wrote a column earlier this year discussing the chronic mismanagement of the Olympics and the havoc they wreak on the cities who host them. Perhaps my lens was too narrow––enormous global sporting...

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