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Bon App offers new “taste of Pyongyang” option at Reid Dinner

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor
December 8
Filed under Humor

In a move to emphasize Whitman’s commitment to cultural inclusion on campus, Bon App will now be offering a new “taste of Pyongyang” option at Reid Coffeehouse. Whitman College prides itself on offering a culturally rich and extensive range of foods, so it was only a matter of time until the No...

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert
November 10
Filed under FEATURE

Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C...

Hard at work: uncovering on-campus jobs

Hard at work: uncovering on-campus jobs

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
October 27
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Whitman students fill a multitude of jobs, from the banal to the extraordinary, on campus every day. From serving food with Bon Appetit to feeding mice to snakes, from leading tours to maintaining campus grounds, Whitman students play a surprisingly important role in keeping the school running. The sc...

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Claire Ommen, Features writer
October 22
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The food that many students gaze at through the windows of the dining hall three times a day is merely the tip of the vast iceberg that is Bon Appétit's food production outfit.

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Bon Appétit’s New Holiday Menu Polarizing

Bon Appétit’s New Holiday Menu Polarizing

Molly Johanson
December 12
Filed under Humor

"Do you want ham, turkey or peppermint bark?" This week's greeting at Bon Appétit's Fire and Spice is a little different than usual. For the rest of the semester, Bon Appétit has decided to bring some holiday cheer to the menu. "This is really what Bon App is all about. Giving the students what they want ....

Bon Appetit Employees Face Minimal Health Coverage

Bon Appetit Employees Face Minimal Health Coverage

River Sterne
November 21
Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In the Whitman dining halls, Bon Appétit employees work long hours in difficult and fast-paced jobs. When injuries occur, they cannot use the Whitman Health Center, and their vacation days and break times are small in number. Though Bon Appétit employees on campus generally have good relationships with higher-up campus officials, nationally the catering com...

Bon Appétit’s new policy presents dilemma

Bon Appétit’s new policy presents dilemma

Kyle Seasly
September 19
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

It's always tough when a situation presents itself as completely unfair. Sometimes one has no words to express the frustrations at a system that intentionally screws people over. That's how I felt when working at Jewett Dining Hall last Monday night when a co-worker informed me of a change in Bon Appétit  policy....

In the Kitchens: The Voices in Whitman’s Dining Halls

In the Kitchens: The Voices in Whitman’s Dining Halls

Lachlan Johnson
April 25
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

What does it mean to be part of a community? Looking around the Whitman campus, it is easy to recognize students, professors and administrators as Whitties. But there is another group at Whitman, rarely seen but essential to the day-to-day life of the college. The staff of Whitman's dining halls cook, serve, clean and clear the dishes of hundreds...

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