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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Kai Bowen

Is there anything better than the dance?

Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Columnist April 4, 2024

With 12 minutes left in the first half in Spokane, Alabama’s Aaron Estrada pump-faked, got his defender to jump, then rose to finish at the rim. He was met by the hand of Grand Canyon University’s...

Meet the Most Important Person at Whitman College––The Basketball Team Manager

Meghan Kearney, a top 2 fan and not #2 February 8, 2024

Whitman’s famous D3 Men’s Basketball team has achieved a remarkable increase in viewership, especially considering I now attend the games. There has also been a surge of college applications to Whitman,...

Inside Identity: Sports, Self and Change

Inside Identity: Sports, Self and Change

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor February 1, 2024

Despite being a common identity, the idea of what makes a person an athlete is nebulous. One could argue it has to do with competition, others could say the goals and others might claim it’s the team...

Being a NARP around ARPs

Meghan Kearney, board-certified NARP November 9, 2023

My evenings typically begin with my daily trek across Ankeny towards Cleve. The sun is setting, the ducks are quacking and unbeknownst to me, a frisbee comes hurling towards my head with a sweaty player...

Successful final Women’s Volleyball game concludes season

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter November 17, 2022

Whitman's Women's Volleyball team ended their fall season with a win against Pacific University. They entered the game with the goal of improving their record from previous years by finishing at least...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

Whitman’s sand volleyball club serves instant campus success

Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter October 5, 2022

Sand volleyball, anyone? Three days a week on the courts next to Stanton, the Whitman sand volleyball club meets to play. Created by students in the fall semester of 2021, the club was created to bring...

Men’s Lacrosse and Aerial Blue Circus seek to fill new club niches

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter May 5, 2022

Visit Whitman’s Presence page and you’ll find dozens of clubs: from pre-professional to sports and other activities. Even with all of these, though, there are still plenty of niches for new clubs to...

Contributed by Naji Saker.

Q&A with national champion swimmer Tanner Filion

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter April 7, 2022

Junior Tanner Filion competed in the NCAA Division III national competition in Indianapolis over spring break. Filion competed in three events, a feat given that there are usually only around 16 athletes...

Contributed Photo by Makenna Stone 20.

Whitman athlete alumni find success in sport after graduation

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter March 3, 2022

Most people who play sports in high school don’t play sports in college, and most people who play sports in college don’t go on to play further sports. However, some former Blues go on to play professional...

Photo contributed by Naji Saker (@nsakersports).

The Blues swim to success at the NWC

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter February 24, 2022

Love was in the air for a different reason over Valentine’s Day weekend, as Whitman swimmers hit the pool and took home the win. The women’s team placed first at the Northwest Conference with the...

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 Kimberly Auran.

Whitman baseball gets in the swing of things

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter February 17, 2022

For the past two years, COVID-19 has put a damper on many activities at Whitman, including baseball. However, instead of looking to the past, the team is looking ahead to what this season may bring. This...

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