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Climbing club: A history of champions

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.
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
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...

Whitman athletics coaches’ perspective on remote seasons

Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.
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

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

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...

Whitman varsity athletes discuss crucial lifestyle balance

Photo contributed by Kai Strawn.
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...

Navigating defeat as an athlete: Finding perspective in losing

Illustration by Elie Flanagan
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
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

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...

Whitties enjoy ultimate frisbee as a student-led club sport

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia
December 12, 2019

As a college that contains many nationally-ranked varsity teams, many of which have reputations as Northwest Conference champions and consistent national competitors, club sports risk flying under the...

Blues cross country success continues in regionals, nationals

Senior cross country runner Whitman Rich competes in the NCAA Division 3 Championship Race. Photo contributed by Whitney Rich
December 5, 2019

The women’s cross country team had a strong showing in the Northwest Conference (NWC) Championship, placing first amongst some very talented conference competition. It is the first time they have accomplished...

Nutrition: A balancing act for student-athletes

Illustration by Anika Vučićević
December 5, 2019

High schools and colleges across the country are known for having athletics at the very core of school spirit. The students comprising these teams work hard daily to be at the level of athleticism required...

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