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Classroom in the Clouds

Classroom in the Clouds

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter
March 9
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer
February 9
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...

What is Work Study?

What is Work Study?

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
February 2
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Regardless of whether they receive work study or not, ask the average Whittie to define ‘work study,’ and chances are they will have a difficult time answering completely. While most know the term refers to financial aid, few know precisely how work study operates on campus and in students’ lives. Faith...

“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
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,...

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer
January 26
Filed under FEATURE

Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and restore some energy to the usually active campus. A few main events that occur in the interim between ...

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