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Isaacs Construction Uncovers President Penrose’s Tomb

Arie Knops, Corndog Librarian
April 27, 2017
Filed under Humor

The Isaacs Avenue construction team made a shocking discovery early Monday morning as they uncovered stairs leading to President Penrose’s tomb. The excavation is ongoing, but the tomb appears to be modeled after King Tutankhamun’s in Egypt. Penrose often called himself “The King Tut of Whitman”...

Walla Walla Book Nooks Delight Buyers

Serena Runyan
September 26, 2013
Filed under FEATURE

Despite the spread of chain stores like Barnes and Noble and the recent proliferation of e-books, independent bookstores still contribute to the heartbeat of Walla Walla. Doing away with unfamiliarity and the pressure of stark untouched pages, these smaller family-owned shops make it easy to just let...

Off-Campus Houses Given Names for Both Obvious Characteristics, Inside Humor

Off-Campus Houses Given Names for Both Obvious Characteristics, Inside Humor

Emily Williams
February 21, 2013
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Whitman is a college with colorfully named houses. Sometimes those house names are based on inside jokes, puns and strange intricacies about the house. Other times, the reason for the name is staring the viewer right in the face. Many house names change with the residents, but other names are founded...

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