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Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer
January 26
Filed under FEATURE

Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and restore some energy to the usually active campus. A few main events that occur in the interim between ...

Resident Assistant Training

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
December 7
Filed under NEWS

A lot is expected of Resident Assistants (RAs) at Whitman. They are confidants, leaders, and enforcers to their residents. To cope with these various pressures, the Residence Life office holds a ten-day training prior to each semester for RAs as they prepare to join their new sections. RA training aims to achi...

Spotlight on Students: Writing House brings on Haiku Death Match

Spotlight on Students: Writing House brings on Haiku Death Match

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
October 5
Filed under A&E

The heat was on this past Sept. 29, when the denizens of the Writing Interest House invited Whitman students to attend their Haiku Death Match. Visitors and residents alike were challenged to craft a sharp, witty haiku in 60 seconds, based on prompts that could vary from "flashlights" to "hickeys" and...

(Not) Eating Bin Food: A How-to Guide

Karah Kemmerly
March 28
Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

The well-meaning staff of Residence Life would like you to believe that members of the IHC are held together by their common interests, but this is false. IHC camaraderie is built around the strong bonds that can only exist among a group of people who have spent a year of their lives eating dinner out...

Comprehensive guide to campus housing options

Mallory Martin
March 13
Filed under A&E, Circuit

With on-campus housing deadlines looming after spring break, I have taken it upon myself to help YOU get as prepared as possible for the housing crunch. So what are your options? Check out my Housing Profiles below. Unless otherwise specified, applications for specific residence halls are part of ...

IHC athletes face unique challenges

Matt Manley
February 24
Filed under SPORTS

Sophomore Helen Jenne lives at the Community Service Interest House (commonly known as the Co-op) and swims freestyle for the varsity swim team. As she'll gladly tell you, she also does a lot of dishes. "With swim practice, it's often hard to make house dinner, and so I haven't cooked yet this...

IHC Block Party dispels myths, delivers fun

IHC Block Party dispels myths, delivers fun

nickmichal
September 16
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

In the ring, two sumo wrestlers face off, eyes filled with steely determination. Across the street, people eat crepes, drink bubble tea and pop balloons filled with paint. Not even in the largest cities of the world would one see events this diverse packed so closely together, but that's exactly...

Global Awareness House organizes support for Friday’s crash victims

Global Awareness House organizes support for Friday’s crash victims

Josh Goodman
November 8
Filed under NEWS

The Global Awareness Interest House organized a cardmaking event Sunday afternoon to support victims of Friday's crash that injured four Whitman students. Sophomore Katie Radosevic and first-year Lindsey Jacobs were transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Ore. on Friday. Sophomores...

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