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Whitman athletics goes green

Whitman athletics goes green

Sarah Debs

February 23, 2012

A little rain or frozen ground usually does not stop Whitman athletes from hitting the fields to kick around a soccer ball or toss a Frisbee. However, when athletes run on muddy fields, their concern is usually for the game, and not the turf. If it is too cold outside, the grass they run on is dormant and cannot heal itself.  Both landsca...

Quidditch comes to Whitman

Quidditch comes to Whitman

Sylvie Luiten

November 17, 2011

For those of us who thought our childhoods were over after the last "Harry Potter" book came out, fear not. During Whitman's annual Week of Wizardry, students can participate in Harry Potter-themed events including the annual Quidditch Tournament. Last Sunday, this event took place on Ankeny with five...

Concussed at Whitman: A personal account

Sylvie Luiten

November 17, 2011

Elbow, Apple, Carpet, Saddle, Bubble. If you have ever suspected that you had a head injury, chances are you have been asked to remember these five words and repeat them to test your immediate memory. I was asked to repeat these words in the Varsity Athletics Training Room after sustaining a concussion...

Whitman fandom lacks vigor

Libby Arnosti

October 21, 2010

It's no question that Whitman students are an enthusiastic bunch. Students' enthusiasm for the Whitman community they work so hard to create falls short, however, when it comes to supporting the college's athletics. Whitman sporting events are often sparsely attended; the students who do turn out...

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