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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...

A close look at club continuity

Lane Barton

February 12, 2015

Engagement beyond academics is a part of life for most students at Whitman, and there are currently 55 ASWC-funded clubs on campus. However, only 12 of the clubs with active membership today existed on campus eight years ago: Action for Animals, Black Student Union, Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment,...

Whitman fencing club lunges for greater heights

Credit: Chaoyu Li


December 1, 2011

Martial arts are often only associated with Asian disciplines such as karate and taekwondo, but a lesser-acknowledged Western European tradition is practiced even closer to home than you might think. It's hard to miss the Whitman Fencing Club beginning a bout under the falling dusk and the spotlights...

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