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Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman administration has recommended not renewing tenured positions of at least five retiring faculty members in a push to increase the student-faculty ratio. The administration recommended replacing three positions in the Music, Chemistry and Economics departments. The process of deciding wh...

Walla Walla Tour de Fry

Walla Walla Tour de Fry

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay
April 27, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

With just two issues of The Wire remaining, Publisher Marra Clay and I asked ourselves what we had missed this year. One word came to mind: food. Then another: fries. So we decided to embark on a selflessly (ful)filling expedition, the Walla Walla Tour de Fry. We visited local favorites The Green Lan...

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

In its twenty fifth year, last weekend’s annual Sweet Onion Crank bouldering competition brought nearly 200 students from schools across the Northwest to campus for a day chock-full of laughs and challenging climbs. On a weekend with the Renaissance Festival, Admitted Students Day and the 24-hour Varsit...

Sheehan Hosts Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

A diverse and striking spread of artwork now inhabits the Sheehan Gallery and the Fouts Center for Visual Arts exhibition space. These pieces are the works of class of 2017 art majors, who went through an extensive artistic process that culminated in the 2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition. The show op...

Breaking: Beta Chapter to Lose House in Fall of 2017

Breaking: Beta Chapter to Lose House in Fall of 2017

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
April 23, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Earlier today Gamma Zeta Association, the housing group that owns the Beta Theta Pi chapter house, notified the Chapter that they plan to close the house for the coming fall semester and potentially the entire 2017/2018 school year. The letter indicated mainly financial reasons for closing the ho...

Team Positivity Sets Men’s Golf on the Upswing

Team Positivity Sets Men’s Golf on the Upswing

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

While the men’s golf team here at Whitman might not always have a place in the spotlight, the team has been quietly creating an impressive program oriented for the future. The team has finished in the bottom half of their past nine tournaments and their record this season has not exactly been e...

Tennis Confidence High as Conference Tournament Looms

Tennis Confidence High as Conference Tournament Looms

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Both Whitman men’s and women’s tennis teams wrapped up their seasons with wins and now look forward to next weekend’s Conference Tournament. The men’s team finished on top of the Northwest Conference with a perfect 12-0 record, going 22-6 overall. “This season has been going pretty we...

Breath, Sweat, Hair, Dirt, Dust

Breath, Sweat, Hair, Dirt, Dust

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

A sweeping set of performances came to the stage at Harper Joy Theatre for Whitman’s annual Spring Dance Performance, titled “breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust.” Performances ran from April 12 to April 16 and featured the artistry of student performers alongside some notable guest choreographers. The...

Waste at Whitman: Online Shopping on the Rise

Waste at Whitman: Online Shopping on the Rise

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Last year the New York Times published an article entitled “E-commerce: convenience built of a mountain of cardboard.” The article looks at online shopping in what many imagine is its most extreme form: a Silicon valley worker orders produce through Google and receives his cardboard box of onions and...

Composers’ Studio: Showcasing Whitman’s Musical Talent

Composers’ Studio: Showcasing Whitman’s Musical Talent

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Composers' Studio was a refreshing start and a euphonious end to the annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference, highlighting the talents of seven Whitman composers as their pieces came to fruition on stage. The Whitman Undergraduate Conference is a day devoted to students' achievements, allowing studen...

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
April 13, 2017
Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

A new era has dawned on the ASWC Executive Council. Tuesday, April 11, EC election results were certified and announced by the ASWC Oversight Committee. AnnaMarie McCorvie will be next year’s President, Emily Bowen will serve as Vice President, Chris Meabe will handle the budget as Finance Chair a...

Taking Back the Night

Taking Back the Night

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This Thursday at 7 p.m. outside Cordiner, “Take Back the Night” will begin with a march around campus. The event is open to everyone, and organizers strive to bring awareness to sexual violence and show solidarity for survivors of assault. Take Back the Night is a national event held on college ...

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