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Ankeny Field: 112 Years of Leisure

Ankeny Field: 112 Years of Leisure

Josh Ward, Staff Reporter
April 7
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

For over a hundred years, Ankeny Field has been the host of such gatherings and has been an important part of Whitman campus’ life and culture.

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Adventures with Godwin

Adventures with Godwin

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
March 10
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Mine and Godwin’s paths joined early last semester, in a class on Human Computer Interaction. We were part of a team that developed a prototype for journalism/news app. Godwin’s ways were not so much mysterious as impressive; we had made the prototype, and then unbeknownst and to the great delight of the other team member and I, remade the whole thing at the last second, just because, on a superior platform.

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Walla Walla Town Center to See New Life

Walla Walla Town Center to See New Life

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
March 3
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Walla Walla’s Blue Mountain Mall sits lonely on the corner of Myra and Rose. Its only store, a Shopko, is surrounded by vacant buildings.

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Animal Minds

Animal Minds

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
February 25
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

There are some things at which a pigeon is better than you. For one, pigeons can fly. Second, pigeons are more adept at finding their way home. Also, pigeons are probably better at the old game show, Let’s Make a Deal, hosted by Monty Hall, than you are.

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Muddy Frogwater No More

Muddy Frogwater No More

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
February 18
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Ten miles away, just a hop, skip, and a jump from campus, a new species extinction crisis is emerging. Over the past ten years, Milton-Freewater, or better known by some as Muddy Frogwater, has been defined in part by its wooden frog sculptures.

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Searching for Tha Truth

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
February 11
Filed under FEATURE

The room, of course, is Main Street Studios. The day, of course, is February the First, a Monday mind you, and for reasons which remain unclear, but which portend a future bright and cultured for this humble Washington Town, Houston rapper Trae the Truth is slated to perform as part of his “Truth Tour.”

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Eighth Annual Global Studies Symposium

Eighth Annual Global Studies Symposium

February 11
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category, NEWS, Weekly Topic

Students and faculty packed themselves into Olin 130 to hear the Global Study Symposium speeches regarding Human Zoos: Photography, Race, and Empire, on February 5th. The symposium featured speeches from guest-speakers Pascal Blanchard, Dominic Thomas, and Stephen Sheehi. Whitman professors and students a...

Outside of the Classroom

Outside of the Classroom

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
February 4
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

What do professors do when they're not teaching our classes and grading our papers? Whitman faculty from across the disciplines engage in interesting and powerful research outside of the classroom confines. We talked to a few professors about their current projects, and how their work has evolved over time.

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Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Emma Cooper and Emma Casley
February 4
Filed under A&E, FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

Junior Arthur Shemitz, Vice President of Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) and Chair of Student Affairs, sets a precedent not only in leadership on campus but also with his style. Style can be personalized through a variety of trends, like color-blocking or graphic prints, but Shemitz...

Greater than the grape

Greater than the grape

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
January 28
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Danika Rothwell (’16), who has now been working as a tasting room assistant at Palencia Wineries in Walla Walla for over half of a year, laments that her time for such frivolous low-end wine consumption has passed. In her days of yore, she says wine stood “on a scale of manageability. Can you drink this, yes or no?”

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Cyber Security

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
March 26
Filed under FEATURE

Phishing attacks – fishing is an apt analogy, as the hackers essentially just throw lines out there, hoping people will bite and reveal their passwords – are common.

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Missing the Sun: Change of Season Affects Student Health and Well-being

Claire Ommen, Features Writer
March 26
Filed under FEATURE

As the semester nears its end, the general health of the Whitman campus is nearing its low-point for the year. Factors such as stress, season, weather and sleep patterns, are all reaching their peak affect upon students.

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