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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Admissions Organizers Thaw Out Campus for Spring into Whitman

Admissions Organizers Thaw Out Campus for Spring into Whitman

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter April 18, 2024

Between lengthy lines for the usual breakfast burrito, a picture-perfect sign propped in Cleveland Commons and swarms of unfamiliar faces peeking into campus buildings, you may have noticed this year’s...

Illustration by Uma Bratt

Cracking the Code at Whitman’s First Ever Hackathon

Isabel Mathy, Campus Life Reporter April 18, 2024

This year, Whitman will host its first-ever Hackathon—a day-long problem-solving, coding-centered tournament. People from any majors at all levels of coding experience take part in Hackathons across...

Photo by Eddie Buchko

Senior Art Majors Prepare for Exhibition in the Sheehan Gallery

Isabel Mathy, Campus Life Reporter April 11, 2024

Sheehan Gallery will be bursting with senior art of all styles and forms beginning April 19 for the Senior Thesis Art Exhibition. All the senior art majors' senior projects will be on display, full...

Illustration by Kai Bowen

Going the Distance with Whitman’s Distance Track Team

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter April 11, 2024

Beginning their season in early February, Whitman’s distance track team is racing toward the finish line, with only two more weeks to their season. However, runners on the team are taking each race...

Photo by Sailor Harris

Maggie Nelson Debuts Live Reading of Like Love: Essays and Conversations on Campus

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Editor April 11, 2024

As members of the Whitman community ambled into Reid’s Ballroom on April 4, they were greeted with an offering of a screen printed original artwork made by students in collaboration with the Visiting...

Carnival Extravaganza Celebrates Class of 2024

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter April 4, 2024

Last Friday, as the weather warmed up and students took to grassy lawns throughout campus, the Whitman Events Board threw their first Commencement Carnival. The carnival marked fifty days until the class...

Observing Ramadan at Whitman

Observing Ramadan at Whitman

Isabel Mathy, Campus Life Reporter April 4, 2024

Across the world almost two billion people will practice Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, with many members of the Whitman community joining in observation. Since Ramadan began on March 9, a faithful...

Teagan Huff aims for the goal during practice at Hayner Field.

Women’s Lacrosse Makes Goals on and off the Field

Sebastian Vera Cuevas, Opinion Columnist April 4, 2024

This past month, Whitman's Women's Lacrosse team has enjoyed victories over Whittier College (18-4) and the University of Puget Sound (17-10) in a move that placed their season record at an impressive...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Finding Home in the IHC

Micah Powch and Alexa Grechishkin March 7, 2024

  Whitman’s Interest Houses are themed houses on Boyer street built to create close-knit communities of four to 10 students. They have the freedom of an off campus house with the structure...

Timber Culture Exhibit Showcases Black History in the PNW

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter March 7, 2024

Timber Culture, a traveling exhibit from the Maxville Heritage and Interpretive Center (MHIC) in Joseph, Oregon, is currently on display in the Maxey Museum. The exhibit features historic photographs of...

Photo by Eddie Buchko

Shakespeare’s “Problem Play” is a Whitman Delight

Isabel Mathy, Campus Life Reporter March 7, 2024

As the grey bricks and stones turn away, a green and lively Bohemia emerges as The Winter Tale makes its transition from drama to comedy. Commonly known as one of Shakespeare’s problem plays, the...

Whitmans Playwrights take Center Stage at the American College Theater Festival

Whitman’s Playwrights take Center Stage at the American College Theater Festival

Isabel Mathy, Campus Life Reporter February 29, 2024

Whitman College's playwriting course gave students the opportunity to creatively delve into complex topics through theater, providing the catalyst for Ellie Cain and Clay Johnson to use playwriting...

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