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Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
March 9
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The pitcher’s mound at Safeco Field in Seattle contains a six inch by two feet slab of white rubber placed exactly 60 feet, six inches from home plate. In the 18 years of Safeco’s existence as the home of MLB’s Seattle Mariners, that rubber has hosted four no-hitters, two perfect games and coun...

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...

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters classes before playing to regular weekend audiences, was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King...

ASWC Allocates Savings Fund

ASWC Allocates Savings Fund

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
March 9
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Six project proposals on campus have been slated to receive funding from the ASWC Savings Fund. In the last five years, the fund has accumulated $104,000 available for grants. Mitchell Cutter, the chair of ASWC’s Finance Committee, decided to open up the funds to campus. “We’re looking for a...

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Two nets cut, two NW Conference Championships and two Whitman basketball teams looking ahead to success in March. This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won the NW Conference Championship Tournament. Both teams played with tenacity and toughness, both teams fought back fr...

Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Inside the “Getting Off the Road Homeless” Campground, campers are gathered around their fires as the sun slips below the horizon and the temperature drops. A man slices potatoes into a pan, remarking on his hunger as they fall into a sizzling pool of crisco. A panorama of the camp. On right, at...

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman College Technology Center recently reached its six month mark at the new office across the street from College House, and tech employees are already seeing the positive impacts. Before July of 2016, Whitman College tech staff was spread out amongst Olin Hall, Hunter Conservatory and the oth...

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...

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Captivating and collaborative, the “Songs of Youth and Joy” concert showcased the incredible musical talent of four Walla Walla musical groups. Held in Cordiner Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26, the concert consisted of performances by Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) Belles Voix and Chamber Singers, Walla...

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
February 26
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

In men's basketball #2 Whitman College hosted #4 Whitworth University in a Northwest Conference Championship title showdown Saturday night. The Blues claimed the top spot after narrowly ousting their rival 86-83 in overtime. This was Whitman's second Championship title of the night. At the U...

Homelessness in the 509

Homelessness in the 509

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
February 23
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Walla Walla homeless encampment sits atop a small plot of land cordoned off with chain link fence, wrapped in green tarp to provide privacy. Roughly 40-50 people currently live at the Getting Off the Road Homeless Campground, sleeping in tents. The refuge was established in August of last year on c...

“Righteous Dopefiend” is a haunting portrait of homelessness

“Righteous Dopefiend” is a haunting portrait of homelessness

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

A catalyzing and engaging experience, the Maxey Museum's newly installed "Righteous Dopefiend" exhibition exposes visitors to a specific community of homeless heroin addicts that serve as a representation of much larger and very relevant issues. The harrowing visuals and emotional text breaks down ...

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