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Whitman Wire

Incoming athletes reveal why they chose Whitman
Sam Patterson, Campus Life Reporter • March 9, 2023

A new generation of athletes is preparing for a career in Whitman sports. High school seniors from far and wide have committed to compete as a Whittie; they are set to begin...

"Old tales in new skins": "Kissing the Witch" in review
Amelia Leach, Campus Life Reporter • March 9, 2023

On Thursday, March 2, Whitman's Department of Theatre and Dance debuted their production of "Kissing the Witch," a cycle of short stories based on classic fairy tales. The...

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Campus celebrities: they’re just like us!

The current state of KWCW

March 2, 2023

Culinary connections: the love our meals give us

Culinary connections: the love our meals give us

February 23, 2023

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Why are we so afraid of growing old?
Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist • March 9, 2023

For most people, the thought of getting older can be daunting. When someone comes up to you and says, “I wish I was young again,” or, “Appreciate being young while you can — it doesn’t last forever,”...

The problem with misrepresentation
Maura Kelly, Opinion Columnist • March 9, 2023

Popular media frequently attempts to spread awareness on a variety of mental and neurological differences that people experience. In today’s commercialist society, these differences are easily capitalized...

Whitman's antisemitism problem
Cormac Uriah Li, Senior • March 2, 2023

“Just Say No!” Cheering and applause filled the room of Longview Elementary in Oakland as Nancy Reagan launched the campaign against drugs. Her charming smile and the crowd’s excitement made Americans...

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A review of RenFaire's Murder Mystery
Samantha Fitts, Better than you • March 9, 2023

The annual RenFaire Murder Mystery happened this past weekend, and I got to say, it was quite a doozy. Joining the wealthy Asino family once...

5 great tips to keep the ghouls away
Ian Lewis, only a little buzzed • March 9, 2023

I know what you’re thinking: “How do I avoid the ghouls?” If there’s any singular problem which haunts this nation, it’s the ghouls....

Illustration by Payton Davies.
International Women’s Day: gender equality beyond representation
Goldie Cameron, News Reporter • March 9, 2023

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8. It is a day to recognize the achievements and contributions of women around the world. The day is also an opportunity...

ASWC executive council undergoes multiple changes
Abby Malzewski, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2023

On Feb. 7, an email with the subject line, “ASWC EC Changes,” was sent to the Whitman community. The body of the message announced recent changes to the Associated Students...

A year has passed since Putin declared war on Ukraine. Has anything changed?
Natalie Comerford, News Reporter • March 9, 2023

It has been over a year since what President Volodymr Zelenskyy referred to as Ukraine’s “longest day": Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.  Since then,...

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Judge Margaret McKeown presents book on Justice William O. Douglas
Sebastian Squire, News Reporter • March 9, 2023

Braving the cold outside, attendees shuffled into Olin Auditorium for this year’s Whitman-sponsored William O. Douglas lecture on March 1. Widely regarded as Whitman’s...

From the Archives: Whitman grad faces real world
Alasdair Stewart, Staff Writer • March 9, 2023

This op-ed originally appeared in the March 9, 1995 issue of the Whitman Pioneer. Alasdair Stewart is a 1994 graduate of Whitman College with a degree in anthropology. The...

Breaking: Whitman students participate in protest of recent U-B story
Breaking: Whitman students participate in protest of recent U-B story
Jake Lee and Abby Malzewski March 8, 2023

Photos by Jake Lee. Editor's Note: On Monday, March 6, a group protested outside of the Union Bulletin offices downtown. The protest was in response to the U-B's...

Attempted armed robbery puts local schools in lockdown
Goldie Cameron, News Reporter • March 2, 2023

On Friday, Feb. 17, two shots were fired in an attempted robbery on Sprague Avenue. At 8:35 a.m., the Walla Walla Police Department (WWPD) received a phone call reporting...

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Together23: destigmatizing addiction and trauma
Sara Marshall, News Editor • March 2, 2023

The Walla Walla Community Change Team (CCT) is a coalition of several Walla Walla organizations and community partners dedicated to promoting a trauma-informed, recovery-oriented...

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