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Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay

January 26, 2017

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Members of the Whitman Community, There are certain moments in the course of a publication’s history that feel especially significant. For The Whitman Wire, January 2017 is one such moment. Throughout the past calendar year, we underwent the hiring of an entirely new editorial board, we updated...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 1

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor

January 25, 2017

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First issue of 2017! Here's a small compilation of highlights: Opinion Editor Peggy is displaying signs of excessive aggression. "I am the Grinch." -Peggy Li 2017 We miss Martina. We're trying to rename the Humor page. Some options: "The Missionary" "The Pioneer" "Mitchell...

Live Blog: Issue 13

December 7, 2016

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Wow! The very last production night. I'm so proud of everything we've done as a team this semester, and I'm excited to read about campus happenings online from Spain in the next few months! As a special treat, here is the (slightly edited) list of my favorite quotes from production nights past!! "T...

Live Blog: Issue 12

November 30, 2016

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Second to last issue already!!! Wow, so bittersweet. 5:40- Mitchell lost odds and and ate at orange like an apple (with the peel). He did well. 6:10- We're printing an awesome picture this week of Nixon being presented with a Whitman football jersey. Apparently Whitman later released a statement...

Live Blog: Issue 11

November 16, 2016

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It's so weird that we only have two issues left this Fall!! It's almost Thanksgiving, and we are all feeling pretty anxious for a break. Here's the timeline. 5:10- Was the play shown this weekend Antigo Nick or Antigonick?? We will never know (the poster and brochure disagree), but after a pass...

Live Blog: Issue 8

October 26, 2016

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Things are looking good for Issue 8! We have some awesome content this week; I'm particularly looking forward to an article about Whitman's frolf course (including a beautiful map!), an article about the best and worst campus jobs, and an article about underrepresented groups in STEM. Mitchell, Tywen, and Natalie are back from their Associated Collegiate Press conference in DC...

Live Blog: Issue 7

October 19, 2016

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Tonight the newsroom is quieter. The cold is making it's rounds around Whitman and most of us are running on a combination of caffeine and DayQuil. Marra is at a dinner with the student government of Walla Walla University, and Mitchell has been holed up in the office for most of the night, doing...

Live Blog: Issue 6

October 12, 2016

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5:12- The pages are looking good! Editors are filtering in and out to write captions and headlines. 5:43- We had a "Bagpipe Gram" from a mysterious Wire admirer! It was very exciting. Here he is. 6:30- We have found Georgia's cool gloves! They have tiny animals on the fingers. 6:35- We are now on amazon looking at children's gloves. 6:46- Mitc...

Live Blog: Issue 5

October 4, 2016

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Tonight production night is on Tuesday so we can distribute Issue 5 before Fall Break. Right now we have the Vice Presidential Debate playing on a laptop, and everyone who isn't working or doing homework is playing an imessage word game. Clearly, we are all giant nerds! So here are some stats. Nu...

Live Blog: Issue 4

September 28, 2016

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Issue four already! Here are some fun quotes from this week's production night. "We're already printing the word 'badassery' on the front page... might as well use the butt-grabbing picture, too." -Marra "Puns are always a good way to go. Or, sometimes, the worst way to go." -Georgia "This...

Live Blog: Issue 3

September 21, 2016

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Happy Wednesday! Anthony demonstrated a high kick and ripped his pants about 12 inches. Here is a picture!   That was exciting. Mitchell has been working hard all night improving his technique catching Starburst Minis in his mouth. As Whitman College's Intramural Sports Czar (his official position),...

Live Blog: Issue 2

September 14, 2016

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We are getting into the swing of things! The newsroom is abuzz with the sound of furious typing and the Django soundtrack. 5:22- We have some awesome articles coming out this week. I'm looking forward to an article about the role of the Greek system on campus as well as Eric's review of "Hell...

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