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Men’s Lacrosse and Aerial Blue Circus seek to fill new club niches

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter May 5, 2022

Visit Whitman’s Presence page and you’ll find dozens of clubs: from pre-professional to sports and other activities. Even with all of these, though, there are still plenty of niches for new clubs to...

Testing positive: An imperfect return to dorm life

Kasey Moulton, Podcast Editor May 5, 2022

Since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Whitman’s COVID-19 protocols have made it clear that “on-campus housing is available to students regardless of whether their regular residence is on-campus...

Photo by Jake Lee.

“Open up, it’s Mike”: Last WEB Open Mic of the semester

Marian Sandoval Lemus, Campus Life Reporter May 5, 2022

Last Friday, the Whitman Events Board (WEB) closed up their Open Mic Spring series with the open mic titled, “Open Up, It’s Mike.” The event took place on Reid Side Lawn, where blankets were...

Contributed Photo by Chloe Jackson.

WEB and webbed feet: Whitman hosts annual duck hunt

Diana Issa, Campus Life Reporter May 5, 2022

The Duck Hunt is a spring Whitman tradition where students and staff have the chance to win prizes by collecting ducks hidden all over the campus, in both obvious and strange places. Senior Associate...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

PPGA confronts period stigma and inequity through art in the Stevens Gallery

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter May 5, 2022

After fundraising around $500 to purchase menstrual products and combat inequity in menstrual product access, Planned Parenthood Generation Action decided that it was time to bring their activism closer...

Contributed Photo by Audrey Horner.

Celebrating seniors at the Sheehan Gallery

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 28, 2022

Entering the Sheehan Gallery, it is difficult to find just one piece of work to focus your attention on, as the graduating seniors' art calls to you with color, sound and unfamiliar form. Walking...

The Long Tent as a vehicle for empathy

Apichaya Jiracharoenying and Kasey Moulton April 28, 2022

On May 19, 2017, Whitman College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). The agreement signified a formal commitment to collaborate...

Kehillat Shalom hosts annual Passover Seder celebration

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor April 28, 2022

Whitman’s Kehillat Shalom celebrated the annual Passover Seder in a traditional gathering open to all Whitman students. The Seder, this year held on April 19, is a Jewish ritual performed at the beginning...

Attending “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Harper Joy

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter April 28, 2022

Editor's note: This article has been edited to name and credit some of the students involved in creating this production.  Whitman students finished up a four-show run of the "25th Annual Putnam County...

Contributed Photo by Brien Sheedy.

BIPOC outdoor club seeks to increase inclusion in the outdoors

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter April 28, 2022

Whitman is often described as an outdoorsy school: there’s the climbing gym, a myriad of Outdoor Program (OP) events and various outdoor classes and student-driven trips. However, oftentimes these...

Photo by Jake Lee.

The Renaissance Faire brings joy to campus

Diana Issa, Campus Life Reporter April 21, 2022

The annual Whitman Renaissance Faire was undeterred by the past weekend's unseasonably cold weather, featuring foam sword fighting, pickles, skits, alchemy and dance lessons. The Renaissance Faire...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

The wonderful world of WEB events

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 21, 2022

Earlier this month, students settled into the basement of Reid, lounging on the couches and chatting amongst themselves until the lights were dimmed, leaving the audience in quiet anticipation. The...

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