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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Outdoor Program gears up for spring break adventures

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter March 10, 2022

After nearly two months of classes, as well as the stress of midterms, schoolwork and everything that comes with it, spring break has nearly arrived. While many students may take the time to relax or visit...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

Non-coach SSRA courses recommended for elimination in the FSR

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter February 18, 2021

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, President Kathy Murray released the Financial Sustainability Review (FSR) showing Whitman’s plan to reduce overall spending by approximately $3.5 million for the 2022 fiscal year....

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

SSRA instructors plan for safe spring semester return

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter November 25, 2020

Some Sports Studies, Recreation and Athletics (SSRA) courses are scheduled to be taught in-person next semester. However, what ‘in-person’ might look like varies greatly from class to class and professor...

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...

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Fitness classes move online

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...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Whitman welcomes the snow with SSRA courses next semester

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...

Alex Honeyman climbing at his Beginning Rock Climbing SSRA class

Whitman SSRAs offer outlet for coaches and students alike

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...

Self-Defense Class a Success

Self-Defense Class a Success

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 10, 2013
A popularity of new self defense class for women is encouraging Whitman to consider adding it as a future SSRA class.

Students take fitness elsewhere

Hannah Bartman September 13, 2012
Instead of using the school's ready facilities, some Whitties have been more inclined to find their outlet for exercise off campus. They travel to places that may require a bit more booty-shaking and shimmying than would normally be seen at BFFC. They go to Jazzercise classes at studios in town.

SSRA helps unite Whitties with the outdoors

Pamela London April 7, 2011
Whitman's SSRA courses provide all students with the opportunity to expand their horizons and experience something new, or reunite themselves with an activity they love.
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