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Whitworth students hold diversity rally, poster campaign

A group of determined students used screwdrivers and metal stakes to jab holes in the frozen lawn at Whitworth University on Friday, an effort to resurrect a row of signs …


Matt Bray, Micheal Ramos point the way for Pirates soccer

Whitworth soccer players Matt Bray and Micheal Ramos have found their sweet spots, a big reason the Pirates are in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament. Before …


Cougars earn fourth-straight women’s NCAA soccer berth

For the fourth straight year – a first for the program – Washington State is sending its women’s soccer team to the NCAA Division I tournament.


Ryan’s song

When David Bowie, rock music’s original and most enduring chameleon, records a jazz song, the world notices. It’s not like he hasn’t gone there before. In 1984, he recorded the …


Christilaw: Valley grads integral to Whitworth’s success

You have to wonder where the Whitworth University football program would be without a heaping helping of Valley football talent. The Pirates are off to a 4-2 start under first-year …


Rice speaks to past actions, current world hot spots

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Spokane audience Thursday that the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq wasn’t a mistake. “What we did I would do again,” she said …


Shawn Vestal: What lessons are colleges’ guest speakers teaching?

Last year, business students at Gonzaga University had a very experienced guest lecturer. This visiting instructor to GU’s wonderful study-abroad program in Florence brought oodles of “real-world experience” to the …


Burma Bike Foundation offers bamboo frames

A bamboo bicycle frame hanging in MonkeyBoy Bicycles displays the genesis of what two Whitworth University graduates envision as a product that’s custom-made in Myanmar. Jeff and Kristen Parker noticed …


Local universities screen students who traveled to Ebola-plagued countries

As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola and believe there’s little risk on campus. The Centers …


Local college officials not worried about risk of Ebola on campus

As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines for screening students traveling from West African countries because of the Ebola outbreak there. But …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago About 200 people attended the ceremonial laying of the cornerstone of the new Whitworth College building three miles north of the city limits. Whitworth …


Another big storm slams into region

Another strong thunderstorm hit the northern parts of Spokane and Spokane County on Saturday evening, downing trees and power lines and sparking many brush fires. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich …


New captain on board: Sandberg brings bevy of players, coaches and philosophies to Pirates

Less than a month away from the first practice, new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg has 45 new recruits headed to north Spokane as he begins the process of …


Whitworth hires Tim Demant as new athletic director

Whitworth University hired Tim Demant as its new athletic director. He comes from Goshen College in Indiana where he had served in the same job there the past six years. …


Whitworth hires new athletic director

Whitworth University has hired Tim Demant as its new athletic director. He comes from Goshen College in Indiana where he had served in the same job there the past six …


Celebrating Mom with mix of comforting dishes

My mother was raised on a farm and learned to cook farm-to-table style before it was chic. She always used fresh ingredients, seeking out other local sources when the family …


Dutch chef will visit, cook at Whitworth University

A Dutch chef is slated to visit Whitworth University on Thursday and Friday. Immanuel Van de Fliert will be on campus through Sodexo’s Global Chef program, which provides monthlong residencies …


American Honors community college program expanding Spokane test run

A two-year pilot program at Community Colleges of Spokane is expanding and putting students on a fast track to elite universities nationwide. American Honors offers the same academic rigor a …


Sandberg working to assemble squad

Rod Sandberg has been the new football coach at Whitworth University for almost three weeks, but until Monday his office has his cell phone … in Wheaton, Illinois. His former …


Whitworth introduces new football coach

A well-built young man stood on the side of the crowd and approached new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg from the side. Sandberg knew him immediately, called him by …


Whitworth introduces new football coach

A well-built young man stood on the side of the crowd and approached new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg from the side.


Sources: Chris Tormey in mix for Whitworth football coaching job

The search for the head football coach at Whitworth University could be over by the end of the week and one of three finalists is former Idaho and Nevada head …


Sources: Tormey in mix for Whitworth job

The search for the head football coach at Whitworth University could be over by the end of the week and one of three finalists is former Idaho and Nevada head …


Whitworth’s improv troupe Cool Whip takes comedy seriously

A psychiatrist was killed with a garden gnome at the Sphinx and no one said a word. That’s because the “crime” occurred at Whitworth University during the Nov. 6 rehearsal …


Whitworth, Tully part ways

Whitworth University announced Tuesday that John Tully resigned as the Pirates’ football coach after having won his 100th game Saturday. At 19 years, Tully had the longest tenure and most …


Pirates grab early lead in collecting easy victory

Whitworth opened its men’s basketball season with a 71-53 win over Trinity (Texas) on Friday night in Tacoma. The Pirates, ranked 12th in the D3hoops.com preseason poll, never trailed after …


Treasured Pirate

Football games on television continue to haunt former Whitworth University great Michael Allan. The worst comes when he sees players he tested against in the 2007 NFL scouting combine or …


Former model, Playboy playmate raises HIV awareness

Before she ever stood in front of a group of college students, waving condoms in the air and telling stories about adult diapers, Miss September 1986 came out as a …


Shadle Park High School installs FieldTurf in baseball stadium

After about three years of booster efforts, a new synthetic playing surface has been installed at Shadle Park’s Al K. Jackson Field, making it Washington’s first high school baseball field …


Student-staffed Whitworth clinic to offer low-cost counseling

A new Whitworth University clinic, staffed by students learning to help clients navigate the pitfalls of marriage and family life, aims to help fill a gap in affordable services by …