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COVID-19 impacts varsity athletes

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...

Writing theses as varsity athletes

Illustration by Hannah Paul
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...

Varsity swimmers set records at NWC Championships

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...

Top of the Nation, Bottom of the Roster

Top of the Nation, Bottom of the Roster
The experience of varsity athletes who don't get as many minutes
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...

Hanging Up the Boots: Quitting Varsity Soccer

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...

Athletes Grapple with High Rates of Sexual Assault Accusations

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...

Varsity athletes take on the off-season

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,...

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