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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

5 NWC Titles Highlight 2017-18 Season

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter May 3, 2018

As the 2017-18 academic year comes to an end all varsity athletic teams begin to wrap up, giving that one last practice or match a final hurrah until returning in the fall for the 2018-19 season. Out of...

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Are Athletes Missing Out on Social Life?

John Lyon, Staff Reporter March 8, 2018

The average weekday for an in-season athlete at Whitman might consist of a morning workout, followed by class, a quick lunch with teammates, practice for 3 or more hours, dinner at Reid and then a study...

Concussion Awareness in Athletics

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter March 1, 2018

Concussions are a major issue in contact sports; in recent years this has come to occupy a central role in the discussion of athlete health, as exemplified by the 2015 film "Concussion," starring Will...

Transfer Athletes Find Their Home

Jordan O’Roy, Staff Reporter February 22, 2018

Whitman has 13 Varsity Sports, 254 varsity athletes, and of those athletes only eight are transfer students. Whitman’s transfer admission rate is an astonishing 35 percent, as students across the globe...

Plans for Campus Coalition to End Sexual Assault

September 22, 2016

Junior Catherine Fisher, an intern to Associate Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell, is attempting to start a Coalition to End Sexual Assault that would invite diverse groups from around Whitman’s campus...

Illustration by Claire Revere

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

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...

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Helen Angell February 13, 2014
Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. Students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heightened awareness about the seriousness of concussions and their impact on the brain.

Profile: Jeff Gayle ’12 talks club, IM sports

October 20, 2011
When I was looking at schools, I was looking at small liberal arts schools kind of off West Coast I-5: so, like, Willamette, Lewis & Clark, Santa Clara, those type of schools. And this is the best place [smiles].
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