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Women’s basketball wins Pacific Northwest Conference

Women’s basketball wins Pacific Northwest Conference

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

The Whitman College women’s varsity basketball team claimed the title of Pacific Northwest Conference champions this past Valentine’s Day, but their work is far from done. Senior Natalie Whitesel acknowledged the role their current success will have in shaping the team’s fate, listing a few ...

Writing theses as varsity athletes

Writing theses as varsity athletes

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...

Whitman students organize and complete half-ironman

Whitman students organize and complete half-ironman

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

In the midst of wind and rain, senior Ellen Hom was cautious about her friends undertaking such a feat as a half-ironman. "I was worried that they were going to fall during the bike ride, get frostbite on their hands or develop hypothermia," Hom said. But senior Olivia Engle and sophomore Annek...

Whitties learn strategies for managing mental health

Whitties learn strategies for managing mental health

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Mental health, an often neglected topic, was illuminated on Monday, Jan. 27, by Bill Drake as he shared strategies for managing mental health with Whitman students. Drake, the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletics and Student-Athlete Wellness at Gonzaga University, spoke to the Whitman College community...

Distance track comes to Whitman

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

After undergoing a multi-year approval process, Whitman's newest varsity sport, distance track, will begin its first season this spring to the excitement of cross country athletes. When asked about how distance track became approved, junior Ellie Chidsey credited cross country team members senior Whitne...

Blues Balance Basketball, Zip-Lining, and Community Service in Costa Rica

Blues Balance Basketball, Zip-Lining, and Community Service in Costa Rica

Daniel Charlton, Sport's Editor

September 11, 2017

While the rest of Whitman’s student body was enjoying the last few days of summer sun and preparing for another school year, the Blues men’s basketball team was aboard a flight headed directly for San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.  Over the course of the next week, the Blues not only had the...

Santa Cruz Trip Provides Optimism for Women’s Soccer

Santa Cruz Trip Provides Optimism for Women’s Soccer

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

September 10, 2017

After finishing with a disappointing 3-15-2 record and zero road wins during the 2016 season, the Whitman women’s soccer team looks to bounce back in 2017. With only two seniors on the roster and 17 out of the 24 players being underclassmen, the Blues are keeping an eye on the future, with man...

Youth Movement: Men’s Soccer Takes on New Look

Youth Movement: Men’s Soccer Takes on New Look

Wil Kotnik, Sports Reporter

September 7, 2017

Ever since Whitman men’s soccer coach Jose Cedeno took over the reigns of the program in 2015, there have been monumental alterations in team cadence and culture. Entering the 2017 season, the team roster is comprised primarily of sophomores that were members of Coach Cedeno’s first recruiting clas...

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017

It was a breathtaking weekend for Whitman Athletics: men’s and women’s swimming broke records to each win the Northwest Conference Championship, men’s basketball clinched its first NWC title since 1987 as it continued to 23-0 overall, women’s tennis opened their spring season with a sweep of Will...

From the Sideline: Mascot Musings

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

October 27, 2016

Those among us who had harbored passionate visions of a fierce-looking Walla Walla Wallaby as the official representative of Whitman College had their hopes shattered last week as the Mascot Working Group revealed the final four mascot candidates. With marsupials out of the picture (perhaps justifiably),...

Women’s Soccer Earns First Win

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter

October 20, 2016

After a losing streak to start the 2016 season, the Women’s soccer team earned their first win of the year, beating Pacific University 4-2 on October 9. Lena De Guzman came out fast, scoring a first goal to put the team up 1-0 in the seventh minute, giving the team momentum out of the gate. “I...

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

October 13, 2016

Any sports team has its ups and downs over the course of the season, and Whitman’s cross country program is no exception. After a productive and optimistic preseason, it’s been a bumpy road lately for both the men’s and women’s teams. Multiple runners have faced injuries that have limited or prohibited their pa...

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