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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Being a NARP around ARPs

Meghan Kearney, board-certified NARP November 9, 2023

My evenings typically begin with my daily trek across Ankeny towards Cleve. The sun is setting, the ducks are quacking and unbeknownst to me, a frisbee comes hurling towards my head with a sweaty player...

Frisbee’s Onion Fest takes over campus

Frisbee’s Onion Fest takes over campus

Sam Patterson, Campus Life Reporter April 13, 2023

If you walked through campus sometime between April 8 and April 9, you probably witnessed pure chaos. People were yelling at each other, sprinting back and forth and hucking discs through the air. Rumor...

Photo by Jake Lee.

Students vs alumni: The ultimate frisbee showdown

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor April 7, 2022

On April 2, 2022, the Whitman Sweets of past and present went head-to-head in a battle for victory as part of the annual Onionfest. Supporters of both sides gathered at Martin Field to watch the teams...

Photo by Amelia Wells.

Bittersweet End to Frisbee Seasons

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter May 4, 2017

This past weekend Whitman College welcomed sunshine, warm weather, a swift breeze and a swarm of frisbee players from all over the Northwest for the USA Ultimate Northwest Division I College Regionals....

Frisbee Teams Gearing up for Sweet Seasons

Frisbee Teams Gearing up for Sweet Seasons

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter February 23, 2017

The Sweets, Whitman College’s ultimate frisbee teams, have gained increasing notoriety within the Whitman community and beyond throughout the past few years, and they have hopes to make this 2017 season...

Sports Teams Snowed In

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter February 16, 2017

Though many across campus have expressed extreme annoyance with the seemingly never-ending winter experienced by Walla Walla this year, few have been more frustrated than many of the athletes on our campus....

Sweets Eyeing Strong 2016 Season

Alec Rainsford April 4, 2016

Led by a strong veteran presence, the Whitman Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team is off to a strong start in 2016. The hard work and effort in a grueling preseason, one that included practice five to six...

Lady Sweets to host regional tournament

Cole Anderson February 5, 2015

Written by Riley Foreman The Whitman Ultimate Frisbee program recently received some news that made their upcoming season even sweeter. Last week Director of Club Sports Skip Molitor approved Whitman's...

Students Reach Out After Carleton Frisbee Tragedy

Andy Monserud March 13, 2014

Last week, college frisbee teams across the country mourned the Feb. 28 death of three Carleton College ultimate players in a car crash. The deaths of Carleton Ultimate Team members James Adams, 20, of...

Women’s Frisbee Makes Run at Nationals

Tristan Gavin June 9, 2013
Whitman’s women’s ultimate frisbee team made a statement in Wisconsin the week after many of their seniors walked across stage wearing caps and gowns. By finishing 13th at the Division I national tournament, the team asserted themselves as a team worthy of greater recognition on a national scale, as well as on their own campus, where they have long been overshadowed by the men's team's success.
The Sweets huddled up at a recent practice.  Photos by Brennan Johnson.

Sweets Earn Spot in Stanford Invite

Tristan Gavin February 27, 2013
After graduating several key seniors last year, the Whitman men’s ultimate frisbee team, the Sweets, did not get an invitation to the power-packed Stanford Invite, a Bay-Area tournament held yearly to showcase the best teams in the country. Although their personnel losses led the Sweets to be overlooked nationally and snubbed from one of the top collegiate tournaments, the Sweets earned their own invitation over the past weekend by winning the Stanford Open, the precursor tournament to the invite.
Veteran Handler Anchors the Lady Sweets

Veteran Handler Anchors the Lady Sweets

Peter Clark January 24, 2013
Whitman's Lady Sweets look to make a name for themselves on a national stage behind senior leader Beth Daviess.
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