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Breaking: Beta Theta Pi Will Remain in House for 2017-18

Breaking: Beta Theta Pi Will Remain in House for 2017-18

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Whitman’s chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity is expected to remain in its house for the 2017-2018 school year, and possibly beyond. Betas received the news following a Sunday meeting between fraternity leaders and the board of the Gamma Zeta Association, which owns the Beta chapter house at...

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...

Interfraternity Council, Fraternity Presidents Vote to Impeach Co-President Lorenzo Silva

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay
September 22, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

Update at 8:00pm on September 23: This article has been significantly changed to reflect a disagreement between fraternities regarding the recruitment rules and former IFC Co-President Lorenzo Silva's involvement in the potential change of those rules. Additionally, the article now reflects opinions voi...

Townies destabilize vast swaths of Beta’s lands

Trevor Lewis
October 23, 2014
Filed under Humor

It has been only three months since militant townies first started making an appearance in Beta's sacred lands. However, since that time and because of some lightning-fast tactical raids, the townies have managed to gain control of the gravel pit, the rope swing and Kyle Seasly's guitar. Now, I know...

E-cigs Turn Beta Members into X-men

E-cigs Turn Beta Members into X-men

Kyle Seasly
April 3, 2014
Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

It's often called a "smoker's paradox" or a "surprising situation involving cigarettes," but once again, God has laughed in the face of science at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. It seems that the house to the west of Tau Kappa Epsilon has begun to develop superhuman abilities of the X-Men variety. Their...

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba
October 31, 2013
Filed under Events, Greek Life, NEWS

It's that time of the year again: The boys are back in town, and eight contestants are eager to take the stage to become the one, the only, Mr. Whitman. Nov. 1 marks the annual Mr. Whitman Pageant, hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma women's fraternity. For the past nine years, Kappa has organized the male beauty pagean...

Off-Campus House Break-Ins Leave Students Shaken

Sarah Cornett
October 3, 2013
Filed under NEWS

Several break-in incidents occurred at off-campus student houses this week, leaving the Whitman College community on high alert. Reports of thefts and attempted thefts came from the Beta Theta Pi house on Isaacs Avenue and at least one other off-campus house occupied by upperclassmen. Two known...

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Serena Runyan
April 25, 2013
Filed under FEATURE

The annual Choral Contest will take place this Friday, April 26, but the preparation for this event has stretched back months. The contest consists of separate contests among Greek groups, a capella groups and independently-organized unaffiliated students. For different groups, the contest means ...

Theft occurs in fraternities over Thanksgiving break

Theft occurs in fraternities over Thanksgiving break

Shelly Le
December 1, 2011
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Over Thanksgiving break all four fraternities on campus were hit with a string of burglaries. According to Interfraternity Council Community Relations officer and junior Alejandro Fuentes, the burglaries occurred on two separate occasions. The first burglary occurred between 11:30 p.m. on Thursd...

Sports, Greek life: A complementary relationship?

Sports, Greek life: A complementary relationship?

Matt Tesmond
October 20, 2011
Filed under SPORTS

Greek life and varsity sports share many core goals: building a sense of family, working together to accomplish goals and, above all, having fun. So it is not surprising to find at Whitman a thriving culture of Greek athletes. Athletes'  participation in Greek life, however, spans the spectrum from...

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