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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 the thirteen varsity athletic teams, five became NWC Champions in 2017-18, and every team achieved...

Are Athletes Missing Out on Social Life?

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

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 session in the library (again with teammates). On the weekends, athletes are either busy with competi...

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 Smith. Many sports organizations within the last decade have made efforts to step up and make a commitm...

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 are searching to find a new home in which they can pursue their academic goals. However, for stu...

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 to converse and help support each other’s efforts to end sexual assault. Planning for the c...

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 anthem. Washington’s letter made it clear that her actions were in no way intended to ...

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. This number is shocking, but it might not indicate an increasing number of head injuries on campus. Rather, students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heighte...

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 ...

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