Whitman Wire

Four Day Flora Overflow

Four Day Flora Overflow

Marra Clay

October 15, 2014


Filed under Under Close Examination

I've seen this plant every day this year while walking to the Science Building, but it wasn't until the fall break that I had a chance to really stop, look and take it in. The plant is incredible- little yellow flowers dot its leaves and from the top it looks like incredible lattice work. I put the photographs...

Roses Aren’t Red

Roses Aren’t Red

Marra Clay

September 19, 2014


Filed under A&E Blogs, BLOGS, Under Close Examination

Fall 2014- back to Whitman. Back to TheĀ Pioneer, back to classes, back to late nights in the library and finally back to taking photos of our incredible campus. Here are a few shots from the lovely roses in bloom on the west side of Maxey. The roses aren't red- most people look at flowers and acknowle...

The New Students are Here!

Marra Clay

April 27, 2014


Filed under Under Close Examination

This seems to be what the ducklings on campus are referred to as. New students. Newbies, incoming first years. As the end of the year is approaching and I am suddenly realizing my immense workload until summer vacation, I am moving further and further away from my fresh first-year perspective. I d...

Smells like Spring!

Smells like Spring!

Marra Clay

April 6, 2014


Filed under Under Close Examination

Everyone is enjoying this weather- but the beautiful sunshine is distracting while studying for midterms. However, the new growth on campus is providing both a colorful view and a delicious smell to experience when I pop out of the doors to Anderson each morning.    ...

Hypnotic Hydrology

Hypnotic Hydrology

Marra Clay

March 12, 2014


Filed under Under Close Examination

Sometimes, I think that the Whitman community takes our access to water for granted. We live in a desert. Walla Walla is not meant to have green grass and luscious rivers flowing through it, but our campus serves as an oasis full of greenery and sparkling brooks. I meandered by the Admissions building...

Hidden in the Ivy

Hidden in the Ivy

Marra Clay

February 24, 2014


Filed under Under Close Examination

Shortly into my first few weeks here at Whitman, I learned a vital lesson: Watch out when near the ivy. You never know what will be there. Sometimes you will cross the bridge leading from Prentiss to Penrose and spot a girl playing a Native American flute, sometimes the ivy is swarming with ducks. My...

Woven Metal

Woven Metal

Marra Clay

February 16, 2014


Filed under Under Close Examination

  Whitman has gone through a whirlwind of weather changes. In the last few weeks, I have seen snow deep enough to bury everyone's Birkenstocks, enough sunshine to melt it all away, drizzling rain, and even a rolling, fleet of fog. However, there are always going to be larger monuments on campus...

Whitman news since 1896
Under Close Examination