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Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Susanna Williams, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018

On the heels of the #metoo and #TimesUp movements, as well as the second annual Women’s March, our minds are focused on the women in our lives: on the women we encounter, the patriarchal world they face and the obstacles that come with being nothing but themselves. One may think about the unique and tre...

Volleyball Ends Season on a High Note

Senior Lara Temel spikes the ball during practice. Photo by Carson Jones

Christian McDonald, Sports Writer

November 9, 2017

Whitman Volleyball had won four straight games, including its senior night on October 28 when they travelled south of Walla Walla to Oregon for their final two games of the season. While the season did not end quite on the note that they had hoped for, the team improved on its record from last year...

Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Photo by Jackie Griesen

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist

September 29, 2016

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...

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Shae Kanakaloe, Senior. Photo by Matt Banderas, contributed by Gregg Petcoff.

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Writer

September 29, 2016

Whitman senior and volleyball player Shae Kanakaole was named the Northwest Conference scholar-athlete of the week. Kanakaole had an impressive week on the hardwood, and was subsequently recognized for her offensive prowess. In her fourth and final year playing volleyball for Whitman, she has been...

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

Illustration by Claire Revere

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter

September 22, 2016

Before Whitman’s home volleyball game on Sept. 16, senior Cherokee Washington released a letter of solidarity informing the Whitman community that she would decline to stand during the game’s national anthem. Washington’s letter made it clear that her actions were in no way intended to ...

Wolves Successfully Observe Sabbath, Crush Heathens

Austin Biehl, staff writer

April 28, 2016

Last Saturday the WWU Wolves faced off against the Whitman Missionaries in a Club Volleyball match that once again proved the necessity of the #prayforwhitman campaign so generously instigated by the WWU student body. The Wolves left the match with broad smiles and a deeper sense of faith, ready to give t...

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

Photo by Mika Nobles

February 4, 2016

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The Club Tennis team had many new players join a team that competed hard all of last year,...

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

Photo by Natalie Mutter.

December 7, 2015

Whitman Athletics got off to a strong start to the 2015-16 season as seven teams played their fall seasons. Even before the season there was excitement, as the soccer teams got to play with the members of Mumford and Sons when part of their pre-season practices overlapped with the Gentlemen of the Road...

Whitman Volleyball Looks for a New Beginning in 2015

Whitman Volleyball Looks for a New Beginning in 2015

Alden Glass, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2015

As the 2015 season kicks off, Whitman’s Volleyball team is ready for a fresh start. Last season the Missionaries finished with an 11-14 record, and just missed out on a .500 season. After a preseason filled with hard work, the team is coming in ready to better that record. This season will be the ...

Whitman volleyball digs in for strong finish

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Julian Reed

November 13, 2014

The Whitman volleyball team finished its season strong this weekend with wins on the road over Lewis & Clark College and George Fox University. The success came as a welcome end to a season that has featured many ups and downs, including a five-game skid before the current three-game winning streak. The...

Homestand vital for struggling volleyball team

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin

Cole Anderson

October 16, 2014

While most of the Whitman community was away for the four-day weekend, the Whitman Women's Volleyball Team was on campus for their first home conference weekend of the season. Halfway through their conference season, the team is finally looking forward to a consistent stream of home games, of which the te...

Whitman volleyball sets up for success

Whitman volleyball sets up for success

Mitchell Smith

September 25, 2014

There are times during a volleyball match when perseverance takes precedence over talent, when grit defeats strength and when young can overcome old. For a Whitman volleyball team that regularly features three inexperienced first-years, the hope is that these times will come more often than not. The...

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