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The Spectrum Apparel

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert
October 5
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Clothing communicates a lot about the individual who wears it: personal style, political affiliation, favorite bands, a preference for wool over fleece or stripes instead of dots. What if, in addition to this list, clothing could convey something more meaningful–such as recognition of the broad...

Students Receive Nord Award for LGBTQ Research

Students Receive Nord Award for LGBTQ Research

Maegan Nelson
May 2
Filed under NEWS

As students are wrapping up the end of the year, some things are winding down, but for the annual David Nord Award recipients, things are starting to really pick up. Junior Maikor Pereira Azuaje and senior Diana Boesch were selected to receive this award for work with faculty advisers on projects...

LGBTQ groups overlook deeper oppressions

October 11
Filed under OPINION

This column was written by Walla Walla community member Jade Poncy. For a small isolated town, Walla Walla has a surprising number of clubs and programs for the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer community. Whitman, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla High School all have clubs working ...

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Sarah Cornett
October 11
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Walla Walla High School has over 25 active student-organized clubs, but until last year there was no Gay-Straight Alliance. Senior Gabe Gonzales and juniors Tegan Coleman and Rosa Tobin knew that their school lacked a unified safe space for GLBTQ-identified students. Last September, the three students came together to create the resourc...

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

Josh Goodman
May 3
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student:  he's studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there's a part of him that only a small number of his friends know about: "I guess, to tell you, I'm gay," he says hesitantly. Garza's experience of being in the closet at Whitman may not be as atypical as it seems. While...

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