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Game of pickup basketball ends poorly when the only sports equipment on campus is frisbees

Sammy Fitts, Monster Girl Enthusiast September 16, 2021

Tragedy struck when a group of Jewett residents traveled to Menlo Park to play basketball after finding a ball on Ankeny. They rushed back to their rooms and grabbed everything they needed: water bottles,...

Illustration by Shasta Sholes.

Student athletes excited for upcoming season in Harvey Pool

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor September 16, 2021

An email sent out to the student digest on Monday, Aug. 30 announced the reopening of Harvey Pool, Whitman’s indoor state-of-the-art swimming center. Last spring, while the pool was open for student...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

Intramural sports pushes for in-person return

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter March 11, 2021

Due to Whitman’s recent loosening of the schoolwide COVID-19 regulations, in-person intramural sports may be making a return to campus. Opportunities have opened up for more groups, clubs and facilities...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.

Climbing club: A history of champions

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

Over the last decade the strength of Whitman’s climbing team has increased and they have reached new heights in competition. However, this has not altered their emphasis on having fun, building community...

Whitman athletics facilities set to reopen

Whitman athletics facilities set to reopen

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

Since the campus-wide shutdown, Whitman students have been unable to visit the various athletic facilities. This week, however, these facilities will be reopening to some students. The Baker Ferguson...

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Whitman athletics coaches’ perspective on remote seasons

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter October 8, 2020

Whitman's athletics coaches have been working hard this semester to adapt to an online environment while continuing to offer all the necessary support for their teams. Head Coach Scott Shields of the...

Whitman Climbing Center to reopen its doors to students

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Editor October 5, 2020

The Whitman Climbing Center will be opening to students with new safety guidelines. The center will have a limited capacity of 20 individuals, including staff, all of whom must be cleared to be on campus....

Whitman men’s basketball welcomes new changes

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

The Whitman basketball team has welcomed new head coach, Coach John Lamanna who is excited to take the helm and get on the court with his new team. Lamanna brings a lot of experience and a history of...

Photo contributed by Kai Strawn.

Whitman varsity athletes discuss crucial lifestyle balance

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter September 24, 2020

Varsity athletes are often associated with their respective sport, but their peers often forget that they have a life outside of the athletic bubble. Many athletes spend their free time on hobbies and...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Navigating defeat as an athlete: Finding perspective in losing

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter February 27, 2020

Athletes deal with defeat in different ways. While for some it is devastating, others just brush it off. According to Patrick O'Rourke, who compiles statistics from various athletic sources, only around...

Intramural sports cater to niche communities

Intramural sports cater to niche communities

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter February 6, 2020

For students looking for a low-commitment activity to take them out of an academic fog, Intramural (IM) sports provide a way to change the daily routine. There are the traditional sports offered, such...

Whitman athletics team up with Walla Walla super fans

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor December 12, 2019

From the basketball court to the soccer field to the golf course to the swimming pool, Whitman athletic events are community affairs. Whitman student athletes rely not only on family members and fellow...

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