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Deep Summer

Deep Summer

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

You know about the doldrums.

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Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men’s Basketball Ousted by Babson

Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men’s Basketball Ousted by Babson

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

On an overcast day in central Virginia, the Whitman men's basketball team came up just short of completing their fairytale season, losing for the first and last time this year to No. 3 Babson in the National Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. That cloudy day, March 17, marked the final leg of a historic,...

Babson Knocks Out Men’s Basketball

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

31-1. The 2016-17 Whitman men's basketball team's season garnered national attention, shattered school records, and brought sporting prestige to the small, rural liberal arts campus. It is the lonely "1" in the record, however, that extinguished hopes of even higher heights on Friday night. No....

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Two nets cut, two NW Conference Championships and two Whitman basketball teams looking ahead to success in March. This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won the NW Conference Championship Tournament. Both teams played with tenacity and toughness, both teams fought back fr...

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

It was a breathtaking weekend for Whitman Athletics: men’s and women’s swimming broke records to each win the Northwest Conference Championship, men’s basketball clinched its first NWC title since 1987 as it continued to 23-0 overall, women’s tennis opened their spring season with a sweep of Will...

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Profiles

Tim Howell is one of Whitman’s most visible students. Originally from Calabasas, California, Howell has made his mark on the Whitman campus in less than three years. A sociology major and member of the Whitman men’s basketball team, the junior point guard leads the Northwest Conference in scoring...

Men’s Basketball Ranked in the Preseason Top 10

Men’s Basketball Ranked in the Preseason Top 10

Daniel Charlton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

As Whitman’s campus settles in for the upcoming winter, three things are for certain: the temperatures will grow colder, election results will feel like a dream and the Whitman men’s basketball team will continue to be competitive on the court.  In the most recent preseason poll released by D3Hoops.com, the Blues...

Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist

September 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

Navigating the world through a non-white body is a difficult task, especially in college. Between the daily incidents of police brutality, the constant fear of becoming the next trending Facebook or Twitter hashtag, attempting to keep up with academic studies, maintaining physical well-being, all while...

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