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The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s famous climbing wall or even skiers moving through campus in the winter. These common sights are ...

A Prison Sentence Impacts Many

Alya Bohr, Columnist
December 8, 2016
Filed under OPINION

It’s not news to say that our criminal justice system is broken. The United States constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of that population are imprisoned individuals, the majority of which are people of color. There are many victims of America’s unjust system of mass...

KWCW Show of the Week: “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation)”

KWCW Show of the Week: “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation)”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under A&E

According to the hosts of “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation),” senior economics and psychology major Trevor Press and senior philosophy major Zach Turner, the long title of their show is no accident. “We pride ourselves on our long titles,” Press said. “We want ...

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 22, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Interesting and unique historical artifacts are abound at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, which specializes in local specimens from the period preceding World War II. Perhaps the most compelling, however, are those that feature in the museum's rotating special exhibits–and with the opening of "Sewn Into...

Home in Pásxapa

Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for Whitman’s “Home in Pásxapa”  program: an event dedicated to detailing the history of Whitman and Walla W...

IPECC Petition Calls on Whitman to Engage with its History

Christy Carley
March 10, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Whitman College Indigenous Peoples Education and Culture Club (IPECC) has put forth a petition calling for a critical examination of Whitman’s past and its relationship to colonialism.

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Ankeny Excavation Reveals Lives of Nineteenth Century Students

Clara Wheeler, staff writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Humor

A recent excavation done by the Whitman archival team at a dig site in an undisclosed and inaccessible corner of Ankeny revealed pages from the ancient college newspaper Unnamed, founded by the community organizer Marcus Whitman himself. These documents were surrounded by curses and booby traps to diss...

Absence of houses for women’s fraternities has historic roots

Georgia Lyon
February 25, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The sexism of the past reaches into the present through the housing options available to Greek Life at Whitman College.

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Interdisciplinary Silk Roads course to offers China Trip

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief
April 22, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Silk Roads, a collaboration between professors from the Biology and History departments, integrates knowledge from the two fields while providing students an opportunity to visit historic landmarks.

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A tale of small majors

Natalie Berg
February 19, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Over the past 10 years, some departments at Whitman College have grown dramatically. Meanwhile, some departments are still quite small, while others are even shrinking. We took a look at some of Whitman's smallest departments in order to examine the advantages and difficulties that come with tiny class...

“Marky” Mark Whitman Tells All

“Marky” Mark Whitman Tells All

Melina Hughes
April 10, 2014
Filed under Humor

Now ya'll already know my name. I mean, I am pretty damn famous ‘round these parts, but ya'll don't know the half of it. I mean, seriously, I am one badass dude, and I am here to give you the full scoop. In case you've forgotten, I am Marky Mark Whitman. I was born in 1802 up in NYC, or near enoug...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Helen Angell
March 13, 2014
Filed under NEWS

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program is an essential part of the Whitman College faculty's ongoing professional development and provides num...

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