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COVID-19 impacts varsity athletes

Ryder Brookes, Sports Reporter

April 10, 2020

With government restrictions due to COVID-19 limiting access to training facilities and cutting seasons short, Whitman varsity athletes are left uncertain about the future and how to navigate training for the upcoming season from home. With over 90 percent of the country under some version of a shel...

Writing theses as varsity athletes

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Senior year at Whitman is both a celebratory and stressful time for students, especially as they go through crafting theses and preparing for major exams. As a senior capstone project, the thesis is a time-consuming undertaking, especially for varsity athletes who don’t have a lot of free time in...

Varsity swimmers set records at NWC Championships

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Continuing the tradition of excellence, the Whitman men's and women's swim teams made quite the splash at the Northwest Conference (NWC) championships. On Feb. 13-16 in Federal Way, Washington, the Blues competed against eight other schools for the title of champion in the Weyerhaeuser King Count...

Top of the Nation, Bottom of the Roster

Top of the Nation, Bottom of the Roster

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017

For the high school athletes that take the big step to continue their sport as a varsity athlete at the collegiate level, the change of environment can be kinder on some than others. With an upgraded standard of competition, a time commitment that dominates and an established team culture to break into, the...

Hanging Up the Boots: Quitting Varsity Soccer

Gareth Jones, Guest Writer

February 23, 2017

After one season with the men’s varsity soccer team, I decided to quit. The winter break that followed my chaotic first semester gave me some space for quiet introspection, during which I reached the conclusion that soccer had introduced far more stress into my life than it had removed. As one would ...

Athletes Grapple with High Rates of Sexual Assault Accusations

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017

While many of Whitman's varsity sports teams continue to see outstanding success on the field, concerning off-field behavior has been brought to light as the school continues to see high rates of sexual assault reports against athletes. Varsity athletes represent slightly more than 20 percent of Whi...

Varsity athletes take on the off-season

Sarah Debs

December 7, 2011

While varsity athletes' fall season has come to a close, they are still working hard in the off-season to stay fit and prepare for their next season. Most varsity sports with fall seasons, including cross-country, tennis and volleyball, continue to train. While NCAA regulations prohibit coaches from...

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