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Whitman soccer celebrates seniors at last home game 

Whitman soccer celebrates seniors at last home game 

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

On Sunday, Nov. 3, both men’s and women’s soccer teams honored their respective classes of 2020 with a pregame celebration on the Whitman Athletic Fields. The women’s team capped off Senior Day with a 2-0 win over Pacific University, while the men’s team narrowly lost to Willamette 0-1.  Fo...

Women’s cross country takes first in NWC conference

Women’s cross country takes first in NWC conference

Dylan Mathias , Sports Reporter

November 14, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the women’s cross country team finished first in the Northwest Conference Championship. The Blues have steadily improved their conference championship performances over the last few years, culminating in their recent first place conference finish this season. The last time the ...

Family members vs. students: IM spikeball over Family Weekend

Family members vs. students: IM spikeball over Family Weekend

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

Family Weekend is a time to showcase the best of what the college has to offer, and one of this year’s events certainly did not disappoint.  On Saturday, Oct. 26., Whitman College’s intramural (IM) committee hosted a spikeball competition for current students and visiting family members. An estim...

Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

Over Family Weekend, Oct. 25-27, some students could be found giving their family a tour of campus, attending a planetarium show or dining out — putting their parents’ wallets to good use. The swim and basketball teams, on the other hand, were wrapping up the preseason by competing against Whitman al...

Varsity athletes give back in Friends Mentor program

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

College student mentors play an important role in many people's lives, and they are especially crucial for kids who do not have someone they can look up to in their own family or household. The Friends of Children of Walla Walla Mentor Program brings Whitman students to many of the elementary schoo...

Start of the semester inconveniences riddle fall varsity athletes

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

While many varsity athletes know the struggle of having significantly less time for homework and other extracurriculars during their seasons than other students, they also understand the struggle of having a sports season that requires them to come back to campus early. For fall season athletes, summer break is c...

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m. practices, though senior forward Lily Gustafson hasn’t given too much thought to the bright and early...

Whitties escape to Harris Park for fall break

Whitties escape to Harris Park for fall break

Charlotte Elliot, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

For most people, fall break involved reuniting with family members, catching up with homework or getting prepped for the spooky season. For some Whitties, however, this wasn’t the case. On Thursday, Oct. 10, a group of nine students and two leaders left for an Outdoor Program (OP) backpacking trip, dri...

Off-season training cultivates sense of team comradery

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

October 19, 2019

Even in the off-season, there is a high likelihood of seeing an out-of-season varsity athlete working out in the Sherwood Athletic Center.  These workouts are not just for fun — Whitman’s varsity athletes put a lot of emphasis on the importance of off-season training, and through that, developing...

Clean sweep for the Whitman Blues at ITA Fall Regional Championships

Clean sweep for the Whitman Blues at ITA Fall Regional Championships

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

October 9, 2019

“Your purpose here is to learn” is a phrase that has been spoken in the Whitman residence halls almost daily since the start of the semester. The typical college student might interpret this to mean "study hard" or "do your homework," but what if there's another layer of meaning?  For a fresh ba...

The great debate: Ankeny 2

The great debate: Ankeny 2

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 9, 2019

It troubles us all. For some, it manifests itself as night terrors. For others, it’s the reason they got a full letter grade and half below what they expected on their last exam. Yes. It’s the issue of what to call it. The second Ankeny thingy. That patch of grass bordered by Stanton, Anderson and Cleveland....

Varsity Sports Uniforms

Varsity Sports Uniforms

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 12, 2018

Whitman’s varsity athletic department has a huge variety of supporters and spectators, so it’s always quite noticeable when a varsity team gets new uniforms. Each team is unique in there style of play, technique, equipment and space — meaning that varsity team uniforms really vary.   Some teams...

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