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Walla Walla’s Three Colleges

Sarah Cornett
March 5
Filed under Weekly Topic

School-sponsored events between Walla Walla U, Walla Walla Community College, and Whitman provide rare opportunities for students to interact.

The 3 W’s: Whitman, Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College

Audrey Kelly
March 5
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Whitman students rarely have the occasion to gussy themselves up, but the evening of Feb. 5 was one of those nights for Whitman seniors. They strode self-confidently through Reid Campus Center, ignoring the students in sweats eating from Café 66. Some adjusted their ties, others tugged down their pencil...

Unflattened cardboard boxes and the rules of recycling

Unflattened cardboard boxes and the rules of recycling

Kamna Shastri
February 26
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Crisp but warm sunshine fills the morning as sophomore Maddie Bailey reverses a maroon pickup truck from the Environmental Interest House (also known as Outhouse) garage. Two Outhouse residents and their resident assistant are on a mission early this Saturday morning. It's just past 8:30 a.m. as they...

Recycling

Natalie Berg
February 26
Filed under FEATURE, Weekly Topic

Environmental practices on campus

Sticking around or coming back: alumni in Walla Walla

Martina Pansze
February 19
Filed under FEATURE

Although the majority of students aren't primarily attracted to Whitman because of the small city it's a part of, many alumni choose to stay in or return to Walla Walla.  Among the Walla Walla returnees, and those who haven't left, are an eclectic group of alumni who stay for reasons which include wa...

Alumni in Walla Walla

Sarah Cornett
February 19
Filed under FEATURE, Weekly Topic

Many students are anxious to leave the small town Whitman calls home upon graduation. But some embrace the cheap rents, and the vibrant Walla Walla scenes in food, art, and wine, and either stay or return to participate in them.

Found in Walla Walla

Sarah Cornett
February 12
Filed under FEATURE, Weekly Topic

Libby Arnosti '13 first noticed the VW bus in the Rose Street Safeway parking lot. What came next was quite the correspondence.

Girl, Bus Fall in Love

Allie Donahue
February 12
Filed under FEATURE

Libby Arnosti '13 and Bella, a 1976 green Volkswagen bus, met online. It wasn't your typical crash and burn Tinder thing; no, these two will grow old together. Arnosti, who described herself as a "Volkswagen creeper," first noticed the '76 bus sitting in an empty lot across from the Rose Street Safeway...

Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

Audrey Kelly
February 5
Filed under FEATURE

If one is to leave Whitman College to be a salmon fisher, why write an extensive thesis utilizing current theory to analyze sociological phenomena? It is not unheard of for Whitman students to go from being grilled by a panel of experts in the field of geology in April to foaming milk for the perfect...

The Merit of Senior Requirements

Sarah Cornett
February 5
Filed under Weekly Topic

As per usual this time of year, many seniors are juggling the dreaded trifecta of oral and written exams, plus a thesis.

Disparities in Study Abroad

Sarah Cornett
January 29
Filed under FEATURE

Anyone who's studied abroad knows that the pool typically doesn't represent the average American college student population. Many programs abroad attract students with a fairly consistent background––most typically white, female, and middle/upper-middle class. Statistically speaking, not unlike Whitman...

Off-Campus Studies

Natalie Berg
January 29
Filed under FEATURE, Weekly Topic

Tales of going away and coming back

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