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Historic Pioneer Park Changes Name to The Wire Park

Arie Knops, Doesn't Check His Email
February 16, 2017
Filed under Humor

The city of Walla Walla officially decided this week to change the name of Pioneer Park to The Wire Park. The park was founded in 1902, making it the oldest and most famous park in Walla Walla. Thus, such a significant change was met with some resistance from the community. Walla Walla citizen, Walter ... Read more »

Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Classroom Connections, a club at Whitman that sends Whitman students to tutor at Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi), is all about making connections. Classroom Connections meshes the worlds of high school students and Whitman college students through Guided Study, a required study hall during the school... Read more »

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

There is a sense of beauty and serenity to be found between the walls of the Sheehan Gallery where a new exhibition, “The Collected Life of Ikune Sawada,” has been installed. On display from Jan. 23 to April 7, the exhibition features ceramics that Sawada, a well-known painter and collector of ceramics,... Read more »

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Olivia Gilbert and Alissa Antilla
December 8, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Post-Whitman life may be difficult for some students to imagine, but it is only a handful of years (or less) away for each of us. While Whitman graduates spread out all over the country and globe, we catch up with several Whitties who chose to stay closer--right here in Walla Walla. Jack Swain Jack ... Read more »

The Atlas Cafe

The Atlas Cafe

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

From the outside, The Atlas Cafe looks like any other modest-sized house in College Place. The forest green siding, the clean white trim edging the windows and door frame and a few unassuming shrubs do not call out for attention, and the cafe’s neon red “open” sign could easily be overlooked by... Read more »

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Stepping into Melody Muffler, an unexpected collision of an automotive shop and art gallery, is like entering a whole new world. This world is a culmination of disparate elements of artist, musician and automotive repairman, all talents of Walla Walla native Mike Hammond. ‘Building art’: cars and creat... Read more »

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Community, NEWS

On Monday Oct. 26, Wendy Hernandez, a local immigration lawyer, came to talk to the Borders as Methods group on campus. With Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Kazi Joshua acting as facilitator, an hour-long discussion on immigration was held. With this election containing some of the most polarizing and unpopular nominees in history, their stances on immigration were analyzed by the impact they would have locally.

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Whitman’s Chess Club

Whitman’s Chess Club

Alissa Antilla
October 20, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The Whitman Chess Club is checkmating the college’s activities scene. After finessing through a checkerboard of ASWC proposals and speeches, seniors Garrett Atkinson and Matthew Coopersmith’s idea to revive the club, which was inadvertently absorbed into the Walla Walla Chess Club years before, ... Read more »

The man who brought us Uber

The man who brought us Uber

Katharine Gillen
October 11, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Now, I’m from just outside NYC, so when I was assigned an article about Uber in Walla Walla, Washington, I was a tad skeptical. Uber? In Walla Walla? I’ve called Uber’s to the bustling streets of Manhattan, but the wheat fields of Walla Walla are another story entirely. Nonetheless, on Oct. 1 I ... Read more »

6×6 Perspectives on Display

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This was the fourth annual ArtSquared event, which ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. ArtS... Read more »

The Spectrum Apparel

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert
October 5, 2016
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... Read more »

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Alissa Antilla
September 29, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

While many people express affection through hugs, the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls show affinity for one another by smashing into each other. Members of this all-women roller derby team, gain sisters alongside bruises and form an unconventional family that they are sometimes even closer with than t... Read more »

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