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“The Adventures of Alice” performed by Walla Walla Dance Company

“The Adventures of Alice” performed by Walla Walla Dance Company

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The Walla Walla Dance Company performed an excellent original take on the timeless story “Alice in Wonderland” on Saturday, Feb. 4. The show, titled “The Adventures of Alice,” took place in Cordiner Hall at 7:30 p.m. Showcasing dancers from all different classes in the dance company, the event...

Plans for Campus Coalition to End Sexual Assault

September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Junior Catherine Fisher, an intern to Associate Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell, is attempting to start a Coalition to End Sexual Assault that would invite diverse groups from around Whitman’s campus to converse and help support each other’s efforts to end sexual assault. Planning for the c...

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

The new fountain in Lakum Duckum may have a bigger impact on Whitman students than one may think. Apart from being visually pleasing, it also has ecological, aesthetic and health benefits. These include controlling the growth of algae and providing students with a relaxing atmosphere. The fountain...

Whitman Admissions Adopts Test Optional Application Process

Kate Grumbles
September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Whitman Office of Admissions announced on September 20 that standardized tests would no longer be mandatory for applicants to Whitman College. This change comes on the heels of a nearly unanimous vote by faculty on September 7 to erase the wording in the Faculty Code that required standardized te...

Eighth Annual Global Studies Symposium

Eighth Annual Global Studies Symposium

February 11, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category, NEWS, Weekly Topic

Students and faculty packed themselves into Olin 130 to hear the Global Study Symposium speeches regarding Human Zoos: Photography, Race, and Empire, on February 5th. The symposium featured speeches from guest-speakers Pascal Blanchard, Dominic Thomas, and Stephen Sheehi. Whitman professors and students a...

Madison Park Center Exposes Divisions in Approaches to Homelessness

Madison Park Center Exposes Divisions in Approaches to Homelessness

Andy Monserud, News Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless expects to move forward with controversial plans to build a day center for Walla Walla’s homeless on Pine Street. Plans for the site, known as Madison Park, have angered some neighbors and received a lukewarm reception from others working to address homelessness in Walla Walla.

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President Murray installed as 14th President

President Murray installed as 14th President

Lane Barton
September 24, 2015
Filed under NEWS

A crowd filled Cordiner Hall on Friday, Sep. 18 for the Presidential Instillation of Dr. Kathleen Murray, which officially welcomed Murray as the 14th president of Whitman College. The installation was attended by a wide range of members of the Whitman and Walla Walla communities, and included individuals representing 30 different academic institutions across the country. A variety of speakers spent time praising Murray’s credentials and expressed eagerness to work with her in the coming years, while Murray herself spoke about her eagerness to help students succeed as the college moves forward under her leadership.

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Game Night at Sweet Basil

Emma Cooper, Columnist
September 24, 2015
Filed under A&E

If you're looking for more than just pizza at Sweet Basil, Wednesday nights are the time for you. Sweet Basil hosts the Walla Walla Go Club (WWGC) game night each week on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. A few Whitman students, especially members of the Japanese club, have frequented Go Club. Go is an...

Pool Bond Passes on Fourth Attempt

Lachlan Johnson
February 12, 2015
Filed under Community, NEWS

Voters in the City of Walla Walla voted Tuesday, Feb. 10 to pass a 5.83 million dollar bond measure to rebuild the Walla Walla public pool. Preliminary results from Tuesday evening show 4,323 votes in favor of the bond (63.6% percent) and 2,470 against (36.4% percent). Bond measures in Washington State tha...

Exploring Whitman’s lost & found

Jeremy Alexander
February 12, 2015
Filed under NEWS

The lost and found at Whitman College exists in relative obscurity. Where does your water bottle go when it vanishes? What happens to items in the lost and found that no person ever claims? Every building at Whitman College that has an office has its own lost and found. These offices hang onto the...

Walla Walla STAR Project aids former prisoners

Christy Carley
February 12, 2015
Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

This article was produced in collaboration with Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz of The Pio Radio Hour. The interviews with Scott Andrews and Glenna Awbrey were conducted by Middleton and Schwartz as part of a larger series on homelessness in Walla Walla. Tune to KWCW 90.5 FM at 10 a.m. on Sundays t...

Pio Past: 2 Arrested, 15 Suspended in Recruiter Demonstration

Lachlan Johnson
February 12, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Originally printed April 18th, 1968. Author unknown Two Whitman students were arrested Monday in connection with a demonstration against the appearance of military recruiters on campus. Charles Lawrence and Mike DeGrasse were taken into custody after refusing to halt obstruction of the Navy Air...

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