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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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A Meaningless and Boring Spectacle: NBA All-Stars
Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Columnist • February 29, 2024

As a life-long sports fan and, recently, a really big NBA fan, I had been looking forward to the last two NBA All-Star Weekends. It sounds like the perfect fan viewing experience; all the best NBA players...

Illustration by Kai Bowen
CROSSFIRE: To Smoke or Not To Smoke?
Lily Yost and Sebastian Vera Cuevas February 29, 2024

From Richmond to Walla Walla, Cigarettes Unite Us All. Sebastian Vera Cuevas You’ve seen it – the long black letters resting proudly on a white and red background: Marlboro, the go-to American...

Letter to the Editor: Access Denied
Sueli B. Gwiazdowski, Senior • February 23, 2024

Editor's note: This letter to the editor is a transcript of a Power and Privilege speech given on Feb. 22, 2024. Brackets have been added by the writer to emphasize the original tone and delivery.  Good...

Illustration by Mikayla Kelly
Whitman Swimming Makes a Splash at Northwest Conference
Daniela Quiros Araya, News Reporter • February 29, 2024

In a remarkable feat of athletic prowess, Whitman's women's swim team and men's swim team emerged victorious at the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament on Feb. 11,...

Whitmans Playwrights take Center Stage at the American College Theater Festival
Whitman's Playwrights take Center Stage at the American College Theater Festival
Kyle Mathy, Campus Life Reporter • February 29, 2024

Whitman College's playwriting course gave students the opportunity to creatively delve into complex topics through theater, providing the catalyst for Ellie Cain and Clay...

Illustration by Helios Santoro
Contradictions and Climate: Patagonia’s Philanthropic Restructuring
Anna Wellborn, Science & Environment Writer • February 29, 2024

On Sept. 14, 2022, Patagonia publicly declared that “Earth is now our only shareholder.” The founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, relinquished...

Banana by Coden Stark
Banana peels rain down on campus
George Groebner, potassium? I hardly know ‘em • February 29, 2024

We thought we were safe. Those of us lucky enough to have been indoors when the heavens opened up and released the great yellow cascade...

Whitman Security Trades Priuses for Power: Introducing the Lambo Patrol
Arham Khan, I watched Top Gear • February 29, 2024

It was a dark night on Boyer. A student, identified only as CJ, was out tearing up the streets as usual. Hair slicked back, one arm on the wheel,...

Illustration by Paloma Link
The Greek Life Hunger Games
Will Lanstra, Katnice ever-dean? • February 29, 2024

The cannon goes off! The Greek orgs rush towards the middle where the weapons are stashed. Phi picks up a tennis racket. TKE grabs a golf...

Illustration by Edyn Parsell
Booby traps & security lasers to be added to Reid Cafe
Grace Canny, spy in training (very observant) • February 29, 2024

On Feb. 29, something arrived in Reid Café and it was not a new soft serve machine. The Café’s bold dual entrance design has been exploited...

Illustration by Uma Bratt
Disconnect Between Whitman Students and Local Homeless Population
Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter • February 29, 2024

Despite the prevalence of homelessness in Walla Walla, Whitman remains fairly disconnected from the issue, according to first-year Madeline Langdon. Langdon has volunteered...

Campus Smoking Ban in the Works
Micah Powch, News Reporter • February 29, 2024

This summer, Whitman intends to become a smoke-free campus. A draft of the policy, last revised on Feb. 7, indicates that the policy will apply to all Whitman owned properties,...

Photo by Cooper Andersen
Contested new cell tower proposed for near Blue Mountain Community Church
Baran Abbasi and Sebastian Squire February 29, 2024

The new cell tower proposed to go up near the Blue Mountain Community Church raised concerns from residents regarding the cell tower's effects on health, safety and environmental...

Senate Bill Passed regarding Dissolution of Libraries
Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter • February 29, 2024

The Washington State Legislature in 2024 passed Senate Bill 5824, which addresses the mechanisms for dissolving libraries and library districts in the state. This bill modifies...

Alumni Advice: Navigating Whitman and Life Beyond
Alumni Advice: Navigating Whitman and Life Beyond
Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor • February 29, 2024

As my graduation looms closer, my parents make plans to celebrate the conclusion of my college career and acquaintances ask me what’s next,...


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