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Isaacs Construction Uncovers President Penrose’s Tomb

Arie Knops, Corndog Librarian
April 27, 2017
Filed under Humor

The Isaacs Avenue construction team made a shocking discovery early Monday morning as they uncovered stairs leading to President Penrose’s tomb. The excavation is ongoing, but the tomb appears to be modeled after King Tutankhamun’s in Egypt. Penrose often called himself “The King Tut of Whitman”...

ComRADe: the Passionate Communism Housed Within Campus Skateboarding Culture

Anthony Reale, The Guy Who Would End Up a Cook if He Were Drafted
April 27, 2017
Filed under Humor

On any average day on Whitman’s campus, you’re bound to find quite a few people skateboarding, blasting past pedestrians with an excited, ‘Shaaaaaaaaaaa brooooooo!’ As common as a sighting of any duck or can of PBR, skateboards quite literally litter the campus–campus garbage collectors’ p...

Students’ Optimism Withers as Semester Reaches Close

Rebecca Gluck, Fruit Dehydrator
April 27, 2017
Filed under Humor

With only a few weeks left in the spring semester, and with finals quickly approaching, Whitman students are starting to feel the end-of-school-year stress. In addition to the lack of sleep and lack of money for alcohol, most students have expressed a sense of impending doom looming over them. For...

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters classes before playing to regular weekend audiences, was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King...

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 ...

Whitman Parents Marvel at Matured Offspring

Clara Wheeler, Humor Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Humor

Recently, Whitman College won itself a ringing endorsement from parents of students who have come back home for Thanksgiving break as scholars and adults. One parent in particular, Vanessa Wallers, reported that her son Jack spent a large amount of the break curled up on the couch reading Plato’s “...

Whitman Student Security Wins Best New Job of 2016

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Humor

It’s official. Just last week, Forbes released its most recent installment of the best new jobs of 2016, and Whitman’s student security position was crowned supreme. In unprecedented fashion, Whitman security positions rank number one in every relevant category, edging out both software developer an...

Weighing In On Whitman’s Food Waste

Weighing In On Whitman’s Food Waste

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This past week, student representatives from the Campus Climate Coalition (CCC) and the ASWC Sustainability Committee, as well as a sustainability fellow from Bon Appétit organized “Weigh the Waste” events at Prentiss and Jewett dining halls.

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Whitman Pets Petition for ASWC Recognition

Megumi Rierson, Humor Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Humor

Whitman has seen an unprecedented uptick in pet ownership in the past year as more students become convinced of their ability to care for another life just a few short years out from puking in the Jewett toilets. More than just a mode of coming to a sense of responsibility and ownership, Whitman pets provide an a...

Students React to Banners Condemning Sexual Assault Policy

Georgia Lyon, News Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Two large posters reading, “Whitman Only Punishes Victims” and “It Has Been 3 Days Since The Last Reported Rape” in red letters were hung up on the tennis courts on Fall Visitors Day. On Wednesday Oct. 26, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) sponsored an event that gave stude...

Comedian Andy Hendrickson performs at Reid Campus Center

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under A&E

The basement of Reid Campus Center is undoubtedly a change of scene for a comedian that made his career in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles. Despite the different crowd, visiting comic Andy Hendrickson, who performed at Whitman College on Oct. 20, proved that his dry, witty humor transcend...

Little League to sue Whitman over potential new mascot

Jeffrey Gustaveson, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under Humor

Whitman’s search for a new mascot erupted in controversy this week after the local Little League announced plans to sue the college for copyright infringement. The Walla Walla Little League Association said Wednesday that it will file suit against Whitman unless one potential mascot, the Blue Ravens, is removed from con...

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