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Whitman Budgets Adjust to Initiative 1433

Chris Hankin, News Editor
March 9
Filed under NEWS

In November of 2016, Washington State voters approved Initiative 1433 to increase the state minimum wage from $9.47 to $13.50 by 2020. The gradual transition began January 1, 2017 when the minimum wage increased to $11 per hour. Businesses and budgets across the state have been scrambling to adjust to the...

Green Leaders investigate food waste

Green Leaders investigate food waste

Nolan Bishop
November 20
Filed under NEWS

Members of Whitman's Green Leaders program are currently investigating ways to increase environmentally conscious practices in cooperation with Bon Appétit in Whitman's dining halls and cafes. In recent weeks, Green Chief Officer Jacob Frei and other members of Whitman's Green Leaders met with Bon Appétit...

Campus Climate Challenge cuts corn syrup consumption in name of conservation

Campus Climate Challenge cuts corn syrup consumption in name of conservation

Emily Lin-Jones
February 16
Filed under NEWS

Campus Climate Challenge challenged its members to avoid consuming any products containing high fructose corn syrup last week. The challenge was the second in a series of week-long challenges the club has planned for the spring semester. Weekly challenges are a new addition to the club's program t...

Green Leaders Program stages No-Waste November

Green Leaders Program stages No-Waste November

Molly Johanson
November 17
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

As students lined up to put their dirty dishes in the dish room at Prentiss Dining Hall earlier this month, they were faced with one more extra step: scraping their excess food waste into a large bin, which was being managed by two encouraging Green Leaders. The first two weekends of November, the food...

Athletes call for meal plan changes

Libby Arnosti
November 18
Filed under SPORTS

Walk into Reid Campus Center any given weekday at about 7 p.m. and you will find hordes of hungry varsity athletes grouped around tables in front of Cafe '66. Most varsity athletes on meal plans are compelled to eat dinner here almost every night after their practices end since they are not done with...

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