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Waste at Whitman: Online Shopping on the Rise

Waste at Whitman: Online Shopping on the Rise

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Last year the New York Times published an article entitled “E-commerce: convenience built of a mountain of cardboard.” The article looks at online shopping in what many imagine is its most extreme form: a Silicon valley worker orders produce through Google and receives his cardboard box of onions and...

Behind Bars, in Our Backyard

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under FEATURE

It’s easy to see prisons as an anomaly in our cute and charming Walla Walla. The state penitentiary can easily just be a set of bright lights you see while driving to the wheat fields, while the Two Rivers Correctional Institution and Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution are unheard of for many...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s famous climbing wall or even skiers moving through campus in the winter. These common sights are ...

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

Marra Clay, Publisher
March 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Spring Break is often a time when the campus sees an increase in crime. Normally, there are several incidents of theft and some students will choose to report the crime to Whitman’s Security Office. When this happens, the crime is added to the Whitman College Daily Crime Log.  The most recent entry in the crime log is a burglary on March 20, when two individuals accessed Sherwood Center via the...

Classroom in the Clouds

Classroom in the Clouds

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

A handful of Whitties–along with around fifty students at Walla Walla University (WWU) and various members of the Walla Walla community–attend class thousands of feet above their peers. In combination with a grounds school taught in a traditional classroom setting, students get a hands-on opport...

Reid dates: A Study

Alex Pitts, Columnist
March 2, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Everyone is watching you constantly. You know it; I know it; everybody knows it. We know it from eating at Whitman dining halls. Dining halls produce a feeling of being watched in you unlike anything else on campus. This school is so small and insular that it is hard not to feel the gaze of your fellow...

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
February 26, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

In men's basketball #2 Whitman College hosted #4 Whitworth University in a Northwest Conference Championship title showdown Saturday night. The Blues claimed the top spot after narrowly ousting their rival 86-83 in overtime. This was Whitman's second Championship title of the night. At the U...

Daren Mooko Announced as new Dean of Students

Chris Hankin, News Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

After an arduous search process, Whitman College announced earlier today that Daren Rikio Mooko will become the new Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Mr. Mooko previously filled a number of positions at Pomona College and has worked throughout the country’s higher education in...

The Symposium Chronicles

The Symposium Chronicles

Olivia Gilbert
February 22, 2017
Filed under FEATURE

Today  marks the fifth annual Power and Privilege Symposium, a day in which members of the Whitman community will gather to attend sessions led by students, faculty and community members on the themes of justice, diversity and inclusion. Symposiums of all sorts are nothing new to Whitman. Throughout...

Taking on Trumpism

Alex Brockman and Olivia Gilbert
February 16, 2017
Filed under FEATURE

In the weeks since the inauguration of President Trump, a lot has happened. With so much change, grappling with the events unfolding under the Trump administration is challenging. From the disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, three professors use their expertise to explore th...

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under A&E

One need not be a music major to love music, as senior Robby Brothers shows. Brothers, a geology major, is active in Whitman’s music department and considers music an important part of his life. He plays the cello along with the piano and mandola, and is currently working on composing an album. The...

Op-Ed: Diversity in the Eye of the Beholder: Examining Whitman’s Test-Optional Policy

Megumi Rierson, Whitman College Junior
February 9, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Last Semester, Whitman eliminated its standardized test score requirement on its application on the grounds that the requirement unfairly advantages applicants with socioeconomic privilege. Whitman’s press release expressed a commitment to diversity by “increasing access for outstanding students...

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