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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...

New beginnings for the Whitman Blues

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter February 10, 2022

The Whitman Blues have endured two years of new obstacles, cancelled games and shifting regulations. Despite these trials, as the spring season begins, athletes are breaking new ground and have high expectations...

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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