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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...

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Chris Hankin, News Editor
January 26
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, VIDEOS

Less than 24 hours after former businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as president of the United States, protestors took to the streets in more than 200 cities across the country and across the globe. More than one million people came together in their separate locales to support one another...

Ian the Cuber

October 30
Filed under VIDEOS

First year Ian Bourn is a Rubik's Cube master and once held the unofficial world record. Videographer North Bennett learns about his skills.

The man who brought us Uber

The man who brought us Uber

Katharine Gillen
October 11
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Now, I’m from just outside NYC, so when I was assigned an article about Uber in Walla Walla, Washington, I was a tad skeptical. Uber? In Walla Walla? I’ve called Uber’s to the bustling streets of Manhattan, but the wheat fields of Walla Walla are another story entirely. Nonetheless, on Oct. 1 I ...

The Spectrum Apparel

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert
October 5
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Clothing communicates a lot about the individual who wears it: personal style, political affiliation, favorite bands, a preference for wool over fleece or stripes instead of dots. What if, in addition to this list, clothing could convey something more meaningful–such as recognition of the broad...

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Alissa Antilla
September 29
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

While many people express affection through hugs, the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls show affinity for one another by smashing into each other. Members of this all-women roller derby team, gain sisters alongside bruises and form an unconventional family that they are sometimes even closer with than t...

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
September 22
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

The new fountain in Lakum Duckum may have a bigger impact on Whitman students than one may think. Apart from being visually pleasing, it also has ecological, aesthetic and health benefits. These include controlling the growth of algae and providing students with a relaxing atmosphere. The fountain...

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief
April 29
Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Photos

Editors note: this article was updated on May 5 to reflect developments since last Friday's interruption. Please see the concluding section to read about these developments. “Your silence is violence. End rape now,” activists chanted as they walked up the stairs of Memorial, wearing black...

Kanye, Eddi Front, Takemoto-sensei, and Kirk Huffy

Andrew Schwartz and Julio Escarce
February 16
Filed under MEDIA, The Pio Hour Podcast

Andrew Schwarz and Julio Escarce interview Takemoto-Sensai about cultural conceptions of home. Escarce speaks with Kirk Huffy, the head arborist on campus, as well as disabilities scholar Jay Dolmage on academic evaluation. Producer Molly Walls reviews the new Eddi Front album. Both hosts chat with...

Voices of the Community // Spring 2016 Issue 2

Tyler Warren, Videographer
February 5
Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS, Voices of the Community

Videographer Tyler Warren polls the community with the question: "Which whitman staff, faculty, or administrator would you like to have lunch with?"

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...

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