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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Frisbee’s Onion Fest takes over campus

Frisbee’s Onion Fest takes over campus

Sam Patterson, Campus Life Reporter April 13, 2023

If you walked through campus sometime between April 8 and April 9, you probably witnessed pure chaos. People were yelling at each other, sprinting back and forth and hucking discs through the air. Rumor...

Photo by Jake Lee.

Students vs alumni: The ultimate frisbee showdown

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor April 7, 2022

On April 2, 2022, the Whitman Sweets of past and present went head-to-head in a battle for victory as part of the annual Onionfest. Supporters of both sides gathered at Martin Field to watch the teams...

Sweets Revere Makes Junior National Team for Second Time

Sweet’s Revere Makes Junior National Team for Second Time

Cole Anderson April 24, 2014
First-year Claire Revere came into Whitman already boasting one Junior National team appearance and this year, she made the team once again. Following a written application process, Revere was selected to go to the physical tryouts at the west coast location and was selected from the 80 girls chosen to attend the physical tryouts for a spot on the team.

Student Who Has Watched a Lot of Nelly’s Music Videos Has Skewed Idea of Valentine’s Day

Matt Raymond February 14, 2013
For the small, in-breeding population of Whitman students who are in happy relationships, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for partners to celebrate each other and acknowledge their inherent superiority over the rest of the student population. For most other Whitman students, though, Valentine’s Day is only a consumer-supported reminder of their loneliness and disappointment with the conventions of Whitman’s “dating scene.”

Whitman Sports Blog: Ultimate teams finish seasons at Regionals

Pamela London May 14, 2012
After successful runs in 2011, both Sweets teams set their sights high and decided to compete in the Division I National Championships for the second year in a row. Although both teams competed well against stiff competition at DI Regionals, neither qualified for Nationals.

Whitman Sweets host weekend Onionfest tournament

Matt Tesmond April 5, 2012
In a season of intense competition, the men's and women's Ultimate teams took a break this past weekend for the fun and spirited Onionfest tournament.

Whitman Sweets rise to Ultimate challenge

Pamela London February 23, 2012
The Whitman Sweets are gearing up for another successful season and in doing so help represent the changing culture of collegiate Ultimate on the Whitman campus.
Illustration: Emily Johnson

Sweets, Motherruckers represent alternative athletic culture

Pamela London November 3, 2011
Some of the most successful teams around campus share a similar trait: They do not call themselves the Whitman Missionaries.
Credit: Catie Bergman

Fun, first-years invigorate fall UItimate season

Matt Tesmond September 15, 2011
As happens every fall, a flurry of color, yelling and fun has enveloped Ankeny Field. It can mean only one thing: Ultimate Frisbee is back. The men and women's teams return to action, preparing for an extremely important fall season. The team must address the issue of keeping practice focused to develop a large group of new players, while keeping the atmosphere light and fun. Not an easy task.
Jeremy Norden 11, marked by Peter Burrows 13, clamshells the frisbee during practice. Photo Credit: Ethan Parrish

Whitman Sweets gear up to compete in NCAA Division I

Pamela London April 28, 2011
After a season that saw Whitman sweep through the competition and go undefeated at the DIII Conference Tournament, the Whitman women's Ultimate team sets its sights on DI regionals and success on a national scale.
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