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Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

Audrey Kelly
February 5, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
Filed under FEATURE, Weekly Topic

Tales of going away and coming back

That Guy Who Went to Seoul

Sarah Cornett
January 29, 2015
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Article by  Allie Donahue "I don't want to be that guy," said Sam Curtis, junior BBMB major, and recent graduate of the Seoul, South Korea program with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). "I don't want to be that guy who starts every sentence with ‘When I was abroad...'...

Inspiration at the Big Apple for Art students

Kamna Shastri
December 11, 2014
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New York City is a playground for the senses. People fill the sidewalks, breathing in air that rings with Broadway tunes. The scents of food from all around the world - dumplings, pasta, gyros - mingled together to serenade seventeen senior Art and Art History majors and professors from Whitman as they...

Holiday volunteer opportunities through the SEC

Audrey Kelly
December 11, 2014
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Adopting a family sounds like a difficult task, but it doesn't take much to provide a family with a more cheerful holiday season. Abby Juhasz, the community service coordinator in the Student Engagement Center, facilitates the Adopt-a-Family program every winter. Whitman students, faculty and staff...

Holiday Fun

Natalie Berg
December 10, 2014
Filed under FEATURE, Weekly Topic

There are plenty of fun volunteer opportunities in the Walla Walla area.

Profile: Lauren Hauck

Serena Runyan
December 4, 2014
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Senior Lauren Hauck is a History and Art History double major. She's been involved with debate at Whitman since her first year when she learned parliamentary debate, and she became a policy debater her second year. This was all new to Hauck- she hadn't debated before college like many debaters on...

Whitman Debate collaborates with Penitentiary inmates

Martina Pansze
December 4, 2014
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Twelve members of the Whitman Debate Club will join inmates of the Washington State Penitentiary in debate on Thursday, December 4th. The topic? The groups will discuss whether an individual's right to Internet anonymity should be absolute. An inmate selected the topic after a group discussion at...

Whitman debate and the community

Serena Runyan
December 4, 2014
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Meet a couple Whitman debaters and learn about their collaboration with the State Penitentiary.

The Art of Listening

Natalie Berg
November 20, 2014
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The Peer Listeners group promotes empathy, friendship and listening on campus.

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