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Spotlight on Whitman’s fencing club

Two students in fencing club duel in Italian style, the more artistic of the two fencing styles. Photo contributed by West Skrobiak-Bales

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

With roots dating back to the 1930s, Whitman’s fencing club is one of the oldest organizations on campus. While the club is less than a century old, the art of fencing dates back to the renaissance. Through the fencing club, students are creatively incorporating this old practice into their wee...

LGBTQIA+ community within Whitman athletics

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter

February 27, 2020

Although discussions regarding LGBTQIA+ experiences within the athletic community have become increasingly diversified, there remains more to be talked about.  Senior Olivia Engle, a member of the women’s lacrosse team, shared her experience as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community within Whitman athl...

Alpine skiing season in full swing

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

While some Whitties manage to hop on the shuttle to Bluewood Ski Resort only once or twice during the winter months, Whitman’s alpine ski team makes the trip up to the mountains a part of their regular winter routine. The tight-knit alpine ski team is a club sport that competes against other competitiv...

Whitman Sweets rise to Ultimate challenge

Pamela London

February 23, 2012

Times are changing in collegiate Ultimate Frisbee, and Whitman is soundly on board. Ultimate is one of the few sports in which teams can transcend the divisions set by the NCAA for collegiate athletics and choose where they want to test their skills. Last spring, both Sweets teams gave themselves...

Profile: Jeff Gayle ’12 talks club, IM sports

October 20, 2011

Profile: Jeff Gayle Class: Senior Major: Rhetoric and media studies and economics double major Hometown: Woodinville, Wash. Wearing sweats from head to toe, Jeff relaxes on one of the couches in the basement of Reid with a calm countenance, holding his lunch in one hand. What brought you to ...

Cyclists post podium finishes at annual Whitman Bike Race

U of O cyclist pulls ahead of the competition during the Men's B Palouse Road Race. This was the first of three races in the Missionary Omnium which took place last weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Photo Credit: Ben Lerchin

Pamela London

March 31, 2011

They may not be Team US Postal of the Tour de France, but the Whitman cycling team boasted plenty of its own competition at the annual Whitman Bike Race this past weekend. Led by senior President Roxy Pierson and Vice Presidents Simon Pendleton and Chelsea Momany, also seniors, the Whitman cycling...

Women’s lacrosse poised to break into championship tournament

Abbye Neel ‘13, McCauley Singer-Milnes ‘14 and Kenna Little ‘13 play on Ankeny. The young team is currently in fourth place in the NW League. Credit: Marie Von Hafften

Pamela London

March 10, 2011

Whitman College may be a member of the NCAA Division III for its varsity programs, but there are a number of sports where Whitman gets to see how it stacks up against some of the top Division I schools, and one of them is lacrosse. Lacrosse is a technically a club sport, but participation is ...

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