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SSRA courses take on new forms and topics

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter

October 8, 2020

This semester of SSRA courses has adopted a number of structural changes. This temporary makeover has presented an opportunity to integrate the topics of intergroup dialogue, sports and social justice. This includes a course titled “Sports, Social Justice and Facilitation.” “There is so much...

Fitness classes move online

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2020

While most academic classes have been able to transition their content online, student fitness classes have had a harder time adjusting. Rebecca Thorpe, a yoga instructor at Whitman, is finding one of the most difficult things about the transition to be the inability to cultivate the same environ...

Whitman welcomes the snow with SSRA courses next semester

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter

December 5, 2019

For six weeks each spring semester, a Whitman Sports Studies, Recreation and Athletics (SSRA) course holds their classes in Dayton, Washington, at Ski Bluewood. The beginning, intermediate and advanced ski and snowboard courses gather at noon on six Fridays out of the semester, boarding charter bu...

Whitman SSRAs offer outlet for coaches and students alike

Alex Honeyman climbing at his Beginning Rock Climbing SSRA class

Grant Laco, Staff writer

October 13, 2015

Finding yourself with some extra time in your schedule? Why not try out one of Whitman’s Sport Studies, Recreation, and Athletics classes? In the spring semester, Whitman will be offering 28 SSRA courses after offering 23 this fall. New classes that will be available include beginning skiing, beginning...

Self-Defense Class a Success

Self-Defense Class a Success

Sam Grainger-Shuba

October 10, 2013

"Self defense training is an investment in your greatest asset: YOU!" said self defense expert and owner of Calhoon's Martial Arts and Fitness Center Ryan Calhoon. Every Tuesday for the entire month of October, Whitman is offering free all-female self defense classes, held at Calhoon's gym. The clas...

Students take fitness elsewhere

Hannah Bartman

September 13, 2012

It would be hard to find a student on campus who would disagree that the two-story, 30,000 square-foot Baker Ferguson Fitness center is accessible. With eight treadmills and ­­12 ellipticals, there is seemingly no excuse to avoid burning off those five excellent Bon Appétit brownies you just had. However, some Whitties have been more inclined to find their...

SSRA helps unite Whitties with the outdoors

Pamela London

April 7, 2011

Whitman is renowned for its academic achievement, but one of the things that attracts many students to come to Walla Walla is our prominent outdoorsy nature. For some students, the opportunity to take SSRA courses was a main reason for applying and eventually coming to Whitman. First-year Katie Parker...

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