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Repeal and Replace

Wil Kotnik, Blogger
May 10, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, Breaching the Whitman Bubble

There has always been a clamorous resistance from the GOP against the health care plan Obama introduced when in office. This plan, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—or ObamaCare as it’s widely known—makes it so that the wealthy who can afford to pay for private providers have to pay more money in order...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 13

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Happy last production night of the semester! (Not happy...) Editors are sharing bathroom stories. News Editor Andrew brought in some hummus. Thanks Andrew. A big THANK YOU to our anonymous pizza donor! It's our last issue of the semester and 2016-17 school year. Thank you Marra and Mit...

Frexit

Wil Kotnik, Blogger
May 2, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, Breaching the Whitman Bubble

The 2016 United States election result was the catalyst of two very different reactions: either euphoric delight and hope from Trump supporters, or utter dismay and fear from, well, everyone else. The French may go through a very similar clash of emotion. The campaign for their next president is und...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 12

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Happy National Get Organized Day! Quick PSA-- duck awareness! One of our readers, Bob Nistler, has requested that we be careful of the ducks that travel around campus. Please watch out for our friends! Opinion Editor Peggy LOVES salty foods. We have three special guests observing our Prod...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 11

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Happy National Garlic Day! We're doing a content swap with Walla Walla University this week. We just finished up Circuit! Keep your eyes peeled for it! We're facing some layout "issues." Why do people eat white chocolate? It's        q u e s t i o n a b l e Marra wrote this bullet poin...

Put a ($54 billion) Ring on It

Wil Kotnik, Blogger
April 18, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, Breaching the Whitman Bubble

Once elected, one of the duties of the President is to come forth with a budget proposal: their opinion on where governmental funds are directed, and how much money goes towards those objectives. President Trump released his financial vision for the next year on May 16th, 2017. By now, there’s been qu...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 10

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog, I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category, Production Night Blog

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! (Many of the editors are lactose intolerant.) Here's what is happening: The editors from the Walla Walla University Collegian are here! Editors consume Flaming Hot Cheetos at an alarming rate. Humor Editor Anthony brings in Peeps. They...

“Syri-us” Stuff

Wil Kotnik, Blogger
April 11, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, Breaching the Whitman Bubble

Many have had to crawl through the week anxiously awaiting some concrete answers in regards to the open Supreme Court position. It’s a place that needs to be filled, and the Trump administration successfully advocated for Judge Neil Gorsuch to assume the seat of honor. But back up...the position open...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 9

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Happy Bell Bottoms Day! (But nobody is wearing bell bottoms.) Here's what's happening in the Newsroom: Publisher Marra is having the time of her life in San Francisco, CA. Editor-in-Chief Mitchell has been deemed a toddler. Production Manager Kerr is really into Soylent. Soy delicio...

Locking Horns with the Past

Wil Kotnik, Blogger
April 4, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, Breaching the Whitman Bubble

This has been a busy few weeks, and Trump has been attempting to assert his competence in the oval office by making true the commitments he made during his campaign. As promised, he immediately went about trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. The ACA has, sinc...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 8

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

We're back from spring break! Some highlights from the night: Production Manager Kerr is thinking about summer internships. Visit his online portfolio here! We're planning a party. The current theme is "Kerr's 5th Birthday Party!" Editor-in-Chief Mitchell uses the word "...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 7

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Happy International Women's Day! Here are the highlights from this evening: Editor-in-Chief Mitchell is telling us about his Mariners adventure. Safeco Field seats 47,943 people "Wow, that's gotta be like...at least 12!" "Tasty" cooking videos are a big hit with the editors ...

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