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Opening up the OP

Opening up the OP

Amelia Leach, Feature reporter February 24, 2022

Whitties are not rocking with surface-level inclusion efforts. Campus-wide diversity issues are especially prevalent in athletics and outdoor spaces, and effectively addressing them requires careful...

Illustration by Kimberly Auran.

Outdoor Program under fire after insider trading exposé

Lee Thomas, News Reporter February 24, 2022

Controversy occurred this week as a student working for Whitman College’s Outdoor Program accidentally revealed a financial scheme between himself and a family member who works for Patagonia. The...

Students participate in a workshop at P&P, engaging in conversation about accessibility within outdoor recreation and the Outdoor Program. Photos by Thomas Lemoine

Dissecting accessibility within outdoor recreation

Ryder Brookes, Sports Reporter February 27, 2020

While many Whitman students benefit from the Outdoor Program (OP), many have questioned whether resources and trips are accessible and, if so, who benefits from them. This was the topic of a session held...

Unpacking Whitmans Outdoor Program

Unpacking Whitman’s Outdoor Program

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter October 27, 2016

“The outdoor program fosters personal growth, facilitates learning and creates recreational opportunities through skills and risk management training, leadership development and environmentally sound...

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