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Classroom in the Clouds

Classroom in the Clouds

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter
March 9
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

A handful of Whitties–along with around fifty students at Walla Walla University (WWU) and various members of the Walla Walla community–attend class thousands of feet above their peers. In combination with a grounds school taught in a traditional classroom setting, students get a hands-on opport...

Saying no to smartphones

Saying no to smartphones

Alex Brockman, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

Flip phones can seem like a relic of the past as smartphones are widely used in the Whitman community and throughout the world. The PEW Research Center found that in 2015 68 percent of adults in the United States owned a smartphone. However, some Whitman community members have made the choice to use non...

The Symposium Chronicles

The Symposium Chronicles

Olivia Gilbert
February 22
Filed under FEATURE

Today  marks the fifth annual Power and Privilege Symposium, a day in which members of the Whitman community will gather to attend sessions led by students, faculty and community members on the themes of justice, diversity and inclusion. Symposiums of all sorts are nothing new to Whitman. Throughout...

Taking on Trumpism

Alex Brockman and Olivia Gilbert
February 16
Filed under FEATURE

In the weeks since the inauguration of President Trump, a lot has happened. With so much change, grappling with the events unfolding under the Trump administration is challenging. From the disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, three professors use their expertise to explore th...

Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer
February 9
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Classroom Connections, a club at Whitman that sends Whitman students to tutor at Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi), is all about making connections. Classroom Connections meshes the worlds of high school students and Whitman college students through Guided Study, a required study hall during the school...

What is Work Study?

What is Work Study?

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
February 2
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Regardless of whether they receive work study or not, ask the average Whittie to define ‘work study,’ and chances are they will have a difficult time answering completely. While most know the term refers to financial aid, few know precisely how work study operates on campus and in students’ lives. Faith...

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer
January 26
Filed under FEATURE

Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and restore some energy to the usually active campus. A few main events that occur in the interim between ...

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Olivia Gilbert and Alissa Antilla
December 8
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Post-Whitman life may be difficult for some students to imagine, but it is only a handful of years (or less) away for each of us. While Whitman graduates spread out all over the country and globe, we catch up with several Whitties who chose to stay closer--right here in Walla Walla. Jack Swain Jack ...

The Atlas Cafe

The Atlas Cafe

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
December 1
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

From the outside, The Atlas Cafe looks like any other modest-sized house in College Place. The forest green siding, the clean white trim edging the windows and door frame and a few unassuming shrubs do not call out for attention, and the cafe’s neon red “open” sign could easily be overlooked by...

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter
November 17
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Stepping into Melody Muffler, an unexpected collision of an automotive shop and art gallery, is like entering a whole new world. This world is a culmination of disparate elements of artist, musician and automotive repairman, all talents of Walla Walla native Mike Hammond. ‘Building art’: cars and creat...

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert
November 10
Filed under FEATURE

Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C...

The Great Gun Debate

The Great Gun Debate

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
November 3
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Gun control has been one of the most contentious issues in the 2016 election cycle. Increased awareness of police violence against communities of color, near daily mass shootings, and the alarming figure of 33,000 annual firearm deaths in the U.S. have infused the question of gun policy with renewed urgency and hei...

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