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Student-athletes plan return to campus in three waves

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.
November 19, 2020

Whitman athletes have been busy making plans for the spring semester. Many must return before their peers. Currently, the college plans to return student-athletes to campus in three waves, otherwise...

Athletic trainers assess heightened risk of injuries ahead of new semester

November 19, 2020

Whitman’s athletic trainers have been preparing themselves for all fifteen varsity sports to resume their seasons in the spring, and have been anticipating a semester with more injuries than usual. Athletics...

Whitman’s international athletes face unique pandemic challenges

Illustration by Allyson Kim.
November 12, 2020

Many international students were faced with a tough decision last semester: stay or make the complicated trip home. International student-athletes were not unique in this regard, but they have faced some...

Whitman Athletics holds DEI training for coaching team

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November 12, 2020

The Whitman Athletics department has implemented new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training for its coaching staff with plans to extend sessions to student-athletes. The sessions have been put together...

Whitman Athletics releases updated plans for spring semester return

October 29, 2020

As many athletes await more news regarding the status of their season in the spring, Director Kim Chandler issued an email to all varsity athletes about the plans for returning to campus. Provost and...

Nordic Skiing at Whitman: 2001 to present

Illustration by Allyson Kim.
October 15, 2020

Over the years Nordic skiing has meant a lot of different things to different people at Whitman, but it has remained a way to get outside and experience beautiful places with amazing people. When Ethan...

Whitman athletics facilities set to reopen

Whitman athletics facilities set to reopen
October 15, 2020

Since the campus-wide shutdown, Whitman students have been unable to visit the various athletic facilities. This week, however, these facilities will be reopening to some students. The Baker Ferguson...

Whitman athletics coaches’ perspective on remote seasons

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October 8, 2020

Whitman's athletics coaches have been working hard this semester to adapt to an online environment while continuing to offer all the necessary support for their teams. Head Coach Scott Shields of the...

SSRA courses take on new forms and topics

October 8, 2020

This semester of SSRA courses has adopted a number of structural changes. This temporary makeover has presented an opportunity to integrate the topics of intergroup dialogue, sports and social justice. This...

Whitman men’s basketball welcomes new changes

October 1, 2020

The Whitman basketball team has welcomed new head coach, Coach John Lamanna who is excited to take the helm and get on the court with his new team. Lamanna brings a lot of experience and a history of...

Class of 2020 athletes: Where are they now?

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.
September 24, 2020

The Class of 2020 student athletes graduated from Whitman with an uncertain future, but many have tried to make the best of a bad situation. Graduation was abrupt, confusing and sad for the senior student...

Controversial social media posts cause Whitman Athletics backlash

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September 17, 2020

Recent social media posts by the athletics department of Whitman College have produced negative feedback from alumni and current students despite the intention to demonstrate support of the Black Lives...

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