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Wire Watch: Week of April 27

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

"Righteous Dopefiend:" The unique multimedia exhibition on homelessness will close at the end of the month. Open Thursday-Friday, April 27-28, 12:00-4:00 p.m., Maxey Hall W40. Free admission. Spring Jazz Concert: Featuring the Jazz I Ensemble (directed by Gary Hemenway) and the Jazz II Spring Concert (d...

Student bands energize live music scene

Emma Cooper
November 19, 2015
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Walking into a party on a Friday night, something is different. Instead of hearing the bee-bops of Dj-ed dance music, the familiar voices and instruments of fellow students set a different vibe at the party. Whitman’s students bands bring a musical dimension to campus life. Each of the student bands adds an elem...

TKE clothing drive in full swing

Trevor Lewis
February 26, 2015
Filed under Humor

Now I know that you, the dedicated truth seekers and freethinking mavericks who read the Backpage for its pure journalistic integrity, expect nothing less than poignant, hard-hitting news delivered in a professional and objective manner. However, that is something that I cannot deliver with this week's arti...

Community prepares for high school debate tournament

Sam Jacobson
October 30, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Late October on the Whitman campus is commonly marked by cooler weather, changing colors and lots of high school debaters. This coming Halloween weekend, Whitman will be holding its 42nd-annual Remy Wilcox High School Speech and Debate Tournament. The tournament will utilize a variety of spaces around...

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba
October 31, 2013
Filed under Events, Greek Life, NEWS

It's that time of the year again: The boys are back in town, and eight contestants are eager to take the stage to become the one, the only, Mr. Whitman. Nov. 1 marks the annual Mr. Whitman Pageant, hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma women's fraternity. For the past nine years, Kappa has organized the male beauty pagean...

The Whitman Music Dichotomy

Quin Nelson
October 21, 2013
Filed under A&E, A&E Blogs, Between the Speakers

Frats aren't always known for musical diversity, but this was not the case at the TKE house on Friday night. Hosting their all-campus "Space Jam" party, the house was able to display both sides of the Whitman music experience under one roof. The first ninety minutes of the party were centered on live...

Chamber of TKErets Has Been Opened

Melina Hughes
October 20, 2013
Filed under Humor

An unnamed, former Pio sports and Backpage writer, poetry-writing Tau Kappa Epsilon senior agreed to speak to reporters in attempts to dissipate the cloud of mystery surrounding the much-rumored and mysticized Chamber of TKErets. Our unnamed, English and philosophy double major source confirmed the rum...

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

Sarah Cornett
October 17, 2013
Filed under NEWS

Whitman's new All Students for Consent (ASC) club was featured in national news outlets after winning the Consent Revolution Awards, put on by an awareness and anti-rape media outlet called Force, last week. The win was a result of ASC's recent "Ask For It" campaign, meant to turn an often abused phrase on its head by ...

Nuts to You

Melina Hughes
October 3, 2013
Filed under Humor

Dig. Dig dig dig. Run run run run. ACORN. Dig dig run. Climb tree. Climb up. Climb down. Climb up, up, down, up, up, up, down, up, down. Up down. Down down up down. Up down down. Up. Down. Run. French fries? Stare. Fries? Stare. Fries fries. Omnomnomnomnom. Blink. Blink...

Negative contacts skew police, student views

Negative contacts skew police, student views

Hannah Bartman
May 2, 2013
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Whitman students and Walla Walla police officers aren't often at odds with each other, but when the police do get called in, students are not usually in their best form. While the majority of students see the police as helpful and well-meaning, weekend interactions with law enforcement may provi...

Top Five Places to Poop on Campus

Top Five Places to Poop on Campus

Kyle Seasly
February 27, 2013
Filed under Humor

5. Tong Head in Tau Kappa Epsilon. Not only does it provide a great view of the majestic TKE parking lot, but it also has awesome shower curtains instead of stall doors. That way, you can pilot and co-pilot the pooper with someone. Plus, you're literally shitting on TKE! And let's face it, some of those guys really deserve to be shit on... 4. The Pit. Even though most of ...

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