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Live Blog: Spring Issue 5

Marra Clay, Publisher
February 22, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Publisher Marra Clay taking over tonight's Live Blog! Hold on to your horses, it's going to be a doozy. 4:22 - Opinion Editor Peggy Li has brought the most amazing (read: questionable) production snack yet: a literal bag of bread. Slices of bread. Some toasted. Some with garlic. Reviews to come. 4:53... Read more »

Wire Watch : Week of January 26

Marra Clay, Publisher
January 26, 2017
Filed under A&E

Whistling Songs: The opening reception for Whitman artist Richard Martinez's mixed media artwork. The exhibit will run through Feb. 23. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m., Studio Articolore, 226 E. Main Street. Jornaleros Screening and Discussion: A showing of the 30 minute documentary "Jornaleros" ("Day Laborers") that d... Read more »

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

Marra Clay, Publisher
January 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary

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Updates: Student Withdraws after Being Identified as Person of Interest

Marra Clay, Publisher
November 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 29, Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent an update to the Whitman College community regarding the recent dissociative druggings on campus.  According to Cleveland, the College worked with the Walla Walla Police Department to investigate the situation and a current student emerged as a perso... Read more »

Op-Ed: Rethinking Greek Life at Whitman

Nolan Bishop
November 17, 2016
Filed under OPINION

The Greek system has been an integral part of Whitman College since 1912, when the trustees and overseers of the college approved the charter for Phi Mu, Whitman’s first sorority. Since then, Greek life at Whitman has evolved alongside the college, with tens of thousands of students participating in Gr... Read more »

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Marra Clay, Publisher
November 17, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Many students across campus have been dealing with the election results for last week, and some have turned to art to address their feelings. Students are using film, sculpture, writing and drawing to grapple with Trump’s election. The art department organized a space in Fouts Center for Visual Arts for ... Read more »

Students march against Dakota Access Pipeline

Students march against Dakota Access Pipeline

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
November 16, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

IPECC and Divest Whitman led a march through downtown Walla Walla Tuesday evening in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Protesters walked down Main Street and up Third Ave. to the Army Corps of Engineers office to deliver a signed letter requesting that the Walla Walla branch of the Corps denounce the pipeline and urge a halt to construction.

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An Undetectable Drug

Marra Clay and Mitchell Smith
November 10, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

Testing for any dissociative drugs, such as ketamine (“Special K”), gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and rohypnol (“roofies”), is particularly challenging because the drugs have a very short half-life, meaning they quickly leave the body. If an individual thinks they may have been drugged, then they would need to be tested within a few hours of ingesting the drug or it will not show up in the test results.

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When does the college send Timely Warnings?

Marra Clay and Mitchell Smith
November 10, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

On the morning of Monday, Nov. 7, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent a “Timely Warning” email to the Whitman community alerting students, faculty, staff and parents of suspected druggings. Cleveland’s email noted that there were a “number of students who demonstrated symptoms that suggested they may have been drugged at parties” on the north side of Boyer Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 5. He also wrote that the incidents may be related to an anonymous report from the previous week.

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The 2016 Election: Where do we go from here?

Christy Carley, New Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under NEWS

For the past day and a half, the Whitman community has been fixated with the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. While for many Trump’s victory evoked feelings of anger and disappointment, still a few on Whitman’s campus were in favor of the results. Nearly everyone, however, was surprised.

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Letter to the Editor: Mr. Whitman’s Success

November 2, 2016
Filed under Letter to the Editor

To the Editor and Publisher: The Kappas’ recent achievement of raising more than $50,000 from the Mr. Whitman contest for The Health Center is astonishing and should be celebrated. I would be surprised if any student group has generated that much philanthropic success through other fund raising... Read more »

#NoDAPL: Whitties Join the Activists

#NoDAPL: Whitties Join the Activists

Marra Clay, Publisher
November 1, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Groups of Whitman students are driving seventeen hours to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. As of November 1, one car of students had already departed, and other cars of students had plans to leave within the coming 1-2 days. Protes... Read more »

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