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Analyzing women’s (mal)nourishment in Sikkim

Shelly Le

October 31, 2012


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Indian food is delicious, there's simply no argument against it. Naan, dal (lentils), rice, paneer (cheese with the consistency of tofu), chana (chickpeas), and chapatti (flatbread) are all yummy and nutritious in varied quantities. Yet in spite of India's rich food culture, the percentage of malnourished...

New Diversity Discussion Hopes to Start Conversation

Sarah Cornett

October 31, 2012


Filed under NEWS

At the beginning of the school year, many students involved in the intercultural community on campus decided to come together to raise awareness of diversity issues by forming an intimate lunchtime discussion group. This small group created these free-form biweekly discussions, held in the Multi-Ethnic...

Doomsday or Doomsminute? The Consequences of Olin Standard Time

Doomsday or Doomsminute? The Consequences of Olin Standard Time

Tristan Gavin

October 31, 2012


Filed under Humor

Rather than allowing our clocks to "fall back" because of daylight savings time, Walla Walla's totalitarian mayor has decreed that all clocks be adjusted to Olin Standard Time. Olin Standard Time, or OST, is a measurement of time developed in Olin Hall that does not adhere to the laws of any regional time zones. Sometimes it jumps forward an hour, sometimes it falls back thr...

ASWC Town Hall Provides Forum for Student Voices

Evan Taylor

October 31, 2012


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

The first ASWC town hall meeting of the semester was held in the Reid Ballroom Thursday, Oct. 25 and was open to the general student body. ASWC senators, club representatives and other students were given the opportunity to bring up any issues or questions they had about ASWC or the college in general. The ...

Golf Teams Endure Elements in Fall Classic

Kyle Howe

October 31, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This past weekend, the Whitman men's and women's golf teams were hard at work at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic in Ridgefield, Wash. The golfers battled rain, mud and wind throughout the tournament. The Fall Classic is the only tournament of the fall that counts towards the final NWC points...

Exclusive Interview with Marshall Davis

Kyle Seasly

October 31, 2012


Filed under Humor

Once in a lifetime, the Backpage gets an interview with someone more important than Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Joseph Smith, Krishna and Kurt Russell combined. Unfortunately, we did not get the interview with Bayvon Kehroozian we were hoping for. Instead, we got the Joe Biden of ASWC, the elusive nitty...

American Politics Panel Provides Interesting, Drama-Free Discussion

Quin Nelson

October 31, 2012


Filed under Community, NEWS, Politics

"The Future of American Politics: Civility vs. Gridlock," put on by the Diversity Coalition of Walla Walla, provided the community with a passionate panel on politics in Reid Campus Center Monday night, Oct 29. The event began with a small introduction from Dr. Steve Rubin, a former psychology professor...

Senior Profiles: Cross Country/Volleyball

Tristan Gavin

October 31, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

When the fall sports come to an end in the following weeks, so too will the collegiate athletic careers of many seniors. For most, this season marks the peak of an athletic career that will likely never continue at such a competitive level. For all, it is the end of an emotional roller coaster that has...

College Students Make Leap to ‘Culture’

Sam Adler

October 31, 2012


Filed under A&E

Here in the estuarial waters of college lie challenges galore: challenges stemming from Whitman's academic rigor, from varied extracurricular activities and from entering into the broad plot arc of grappling with impending "adult world" civic and fiscal responsibilities. Yet another challenge is evident,...

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Fails to Bring Laughs or Screams

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Fails to Bring Laughs or Screams

Nathan Fisher

October 31, 2012


Filed under A&E, Reviews

With Halloween this week, I succumbed to my hankering for an old-fashioned monster movie. The local theater offered a plethora of bloody and gruesome movies, but since I am still recovering from the unexpected bloodbath in "Seven Psychopaths," I decided on the animated monster-filled "Hotel Transylvania." Admittedly, "Hotel Transylvania"...

Naturalistic Fallacy a Danger in Sex Talk

Spencer Wharton

October 31, 2012


Filed under OPINION

In almost every area of modern life, we eagerly embrace a lifestyle that is far from "natural." Whether you're reading this column in print or online, you're engaging in an "unnatural" activity––neither newspapers nor websites grow on trees. Our ability to engage in the unnatural is what allows us...

Whitman College’s Debt to China Spirals Out of Control

Whitman College’s Debt to China Spirals Out of Control

Zach Gordy

October 31, 2012


Filed under Humor

Whitman's Yellow Bike Program, maybe the most used program on campus, is at risk for shutting the school down. This program, in which students check out yellow spray-painted bikes as easily as they can check out a book, allows students to get downtown in a stunning three minutes instead of seven minutes by foot. However, what most students do not know is tha...

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