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“Western Epiphanies” embraces the gray area

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor December 9, 2021

Mops of wild, sun-bleached hair and faces luminous with months of hard-earned wisdom filled the front row of Maxey Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The 2021 Semester in the West participants had just returned,...

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“The Penelopiad” pulls back the curtain on Odysseus and Penelope

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter December 9, 2021

This Thursday, Dec. 9, marks the opening night of the Whitman theatre department’s last show of the semester, “The Penelopiad.” The play, as well as the book of the same name it was adapted from,...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

Students celebrate community through Hanukkah

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor December 9, 2021

One of the stresses of growing up is figuring out how to navigate holidays, as previously-held traditions become harder to continue when one is far away from home. This year, Hanukkah began Sunday,...

Joy Castro speaks about fertility choices in an era of climate anxiety

Ahmed Elsayed, Campus Life Reporter December 9, 2021

On Thursday, Dec. 2, Whitman welcomed writer Joy Castro to campus, albeit virtually. Castro is a Willa Cather professor of English and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, novelist and...

Stevens Gallery explores labels in Queer Ecology exhibit

Stevens Gallery explores labels in “Queer Ecology” exhibit

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter December 9, 2021

Peeking one's head into the Stevens Gallery this week reveals an assortment of poems, pieces and pink sticky notes tacked to walls and scattered over articles of clothing. The exhibit is “Queer Ecology,”...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

Senior theater majors reflect on their time in the spotlight

Ahmed Elsayed, Campus Life Reporter December 2, 2021

Whitman's department of theatre and dance hosts a wide range of artists and scholars, who often contribute analytically and artistically to the Whitman community through various methods of live performance....

Muslim Student Association finds strength in numbers

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter December 2, 2021

As the fall semester comes to a close, members of the Muslim Student Association at Whitman are reflecting on the changes that the organization has gone through since the start of the academic year. Although...

Womens basketball team 5-0 for the season thus far

Women’s basketball team 5-0 for the season thus far

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor December 2, 2021

Juggling life as a student athlete can be difficult, especially with the constant travel. The Whitman women’s basketball team is a prime example of that: so far this season, they’ve played every single...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

Off-campus jobs, ableism and the work-life balance

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter November 18, 2021

Although many low-income students are employed by the college in various departments through work study, jobs in the greater Walla Walla area often play an important role in supporting students. But as...

COWS offers a space for students to grow their writing

COWS offers a space for students to grow their writing

Ahmed Elsayed, Campus Life Reporter November 18, 2021

Ornamented with cow-related decorations, including cow stickers and cow art, and even grass, the Center for Writing and Speaking (otherwise known as COWS) welcomes all members of the Whitman community....

Building community and making space: The challenge of finding leadership for affinity groups on campus

Building community and making space: The challenge of finding leadership for affinity groups on campus

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor November 18, 2021

Each semester, Whitman boasts a colorful club fair, with students standing at booths showing off posters and offering candy in the hopes of attracting new members. Among these clubs, many of them are intercultural...

Students speak out on decreased Welty Health Center hours

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter November 18, 2021

Whitman previously ranked in the Princeton Review as having the second-best college health center in the nation, due in part to its long hours. The Welty Health Center used to be open to students 24/7...

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