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Whitman's Jazz Ensemble takes audience on musical journey in fall recital
Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter • November 17, 2022

Do you like jazz? The Whitman College Department of Music held their jazz concert on Nov. 12 in Chism Hall. Doors opened at 6:30 p.m. for students, friends and faculty who...

"Swim with no regrets:" Four years of Whitman Swimming
Audrey Marthin, Podcast Reporter • November 17, 2022

After opening the season with a win over University of Puget Sound on Nov. 4, Whitman Swimming hopes to maintain this streak. Senior swimmer Kathryn Woodburn reflects on her...

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A love letter to joy
Gearing up for a S.A.D. winter

Gearing up for a S.A.D. winter

November 10, 2022

Biking for a better future

Biking for a better future

November 3, 2022

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Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.
Crossfire: American democracy
Kyle Mathy and Natalie Comerford November 17, 2022

"The winner of the midterms: gerrymandering" - Kyle Mathy Alabama’s seventh and Louisiana’s second are the only congressional districts Democrats won in the two states on brutally gerrymandered...

Whitman's identity crisis
Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor • November 17, 2022

The New York Times Best Seller and subsequent non-profit Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) describes Whitman College as a place which, well, changes lives. The CTCL’s entry on Whitman College reads:...

Minimalism: Killer of connection
Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist • November 17, 2022

The aesthetics and values of mobile-device technology have impacted every aspect of the human mind, but it is the ideals of production and efficiency behind these designs that have altered us. Especially...

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No-fail fun and funky fall crafts
Conor Bartol, Running with scissors (in defiance of the laws of God and man) • November 17, 2022

Are you plagued by inadequacy in the kitchen? Do you wield a turkey baster with the same finesse as a garden hose? Are you unable to contribute...

No Nut November front-runner exposed for performance-enhancing drugs
Lee Thomas, Existentialism in the front, absurdism in the back • November 17, 2022

This week, leading No Nut November (NNN) competitor Michael "Mike" Okhard was kicked off the leaderboard after a blood test revealed he was using...

Whitman and Walla Walla respond to local homelessness
Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter • November 17, 2022

The city of Walla Walla and Whitman College work to provide support to local homelessness, an issue that affects over 200 people in Walla Walla County. Citywide initiatives...

Professor Matteo Bortolini talks on politics and religion in the U.S. and Italy
Paul Florence, News Reporter • November 17, 2022

Visiting Professor of Sociology Matteo Bortolini from the University of Padua, Italy gave a talk in Olin Auditorium titled “Civil and Uncivil Religion: Politics, Religion...

Illustration by Keeli McKern.
Is Whitman promoting sustainability?
Sebastian Squire, News Reporter • November 17, 2022

Boasting many programs related to environmental studies, Whitman College professes sustainability as a core value of the College and has undertaken multiple projects in the...

Funding for police body cameras excluded in proposed city budget
Funding for police body cameras excluded in proposed city budget
Sebastian Squire, News Reporter • November 10, 2022

The City of Walla Walla excluded body cameras in the proposed biennium (two-year) budget for the Walla Walla Police Department (WWPD), which was released Oct. 31, 2022. Along...

Lula takes power in Brazil election
Charlotte Wilken, News Reporter • November 10, 2022

The former leftist president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is once again in power after defeating Jair Bolsonaro in the election on Sunday, Oct. 30. Lula received...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.
What do WWCC students think of Whitman?
Paul Florence, News Reporter • November 10, 2022

Walla Walla Community College and Whitman College share a town. While the two schools share many other similarities, they also have their key differences. One of the main...

Musk’s Twitter takeover
Ben Kearney, News Reporter • November 10, 2022

In a $44 billion acquisition, billionaire Elon Musk took ownership of the social media platform Twitter on Oct. 27 after announcing his intentions at the beginning of the...

Local Walla Walla election updates
2022 Election Coverage Team, 2022 Election Coverage Team • November 8, 2022

The Wire will be providing updates on important state measures and races, county propositions races and legislative district elections. We will be using data provided by Walla...

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