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The Bat, the Man, the legend: Celebrating Adam West Day in Walla Walla

Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter September 29, 2022

Who is William West Anderson? Walla Walla threw on Batman t-shirts and lit up the Bat-Signal on top of the Marcus Whitman hotel as the community celebrated the life and work of a man named Adam West—actor,...

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Food for thought: Opening night of “They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!” approaches

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter September 29, 2022

As September winds to a close, theater majors and other students involved in drama productions are putting in the work to prepare “They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!” for the stage. The exciting blend...

“The Woman King”: Sensationalism vs. truth

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter September 29, 2022

The newly released movie "The Woman King" has sparked discussion at Whitman and around the world after receiving mixed reviews days after being released. The movie follows the story of the Agojie, a troop...

Drop on by Drip Drop dance club

Drop on by Drip Drop dance club

Tenzin Uden & Jaime Fields, Campus Life Reporter & Campus Life Editor September 29, 2022

On Friday afternoons in the dance studio, anywhere from two to 20 students can be found dancing in sync to the music played over the speakers. This is Drip Drop dance club: a place where people come...

Photo by Jake Lee.

Women’s tennis celebrates after home success

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Campus Life Reporter September 29, 2022

Whitman's varsity tennis team enjoyed a successful weekend at the ITA Fall Northwest Regional Championship after Whitties took home multiple victories in front of a home crowd. On Friday night, qualifying...

Whitties in the Wild: A new course in “Land, Water, Justice” brings students outside of the classroom

Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

This past spring, Whitman College’s environmental studies department piloted a three-week long field study course in conjunction with anthropology and politics. The course traveled from the Wallowa Valley...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

Around the world in one semester: OCS students return to campus

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

For many seniors, this semester marks the first term back after leaving campus for another country during the spring semester of last year. The OCS Welcome Back Bonanza, hosted on Sep. 13, acted as a space...

Rocky Horror Picture Show: “Don’t dream it, be it”

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

For one night every year, Whitman College takes part in a tradition that has reached the whole world. On this night, the beloved "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is played and widely enjoyed for its celebration...

Illustration by Amelia Ebling.

What Whitman looks like at night

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

Whitman at night can include dark streets, loud cars and chilly winds. They can also be quiet and warm if you’re snuggled up inside. If you are outside and walking around on campus late at night, you...

Hitting a high note: Whitman’s a cappella groups prepare for another semester

Tenzin Udin, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

On Sept. 8 and 9, over 35 students came out to audition for Whitman’s three a cappella groups: Schwa, Sirens and the Tones. Out of a fairly competitive pool, Schwa accepted four new members; Sirens accepted...

Photo by Aidan Tribolet.

Women’s soccer undefeated in opening games

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Campus Life Reporter September 15, 2022

Whitman's women’s soccer team has opened their season with a bang after achieving a quick succession of wins. The first victory was at home on Sept. 4 with a 2-0 win against Doane University. Junior...

Photo by Chloe Collins.

Q&A with Niqo Bullock: Starting up Student Activities on Campus

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter September 15, 2022

The Office of Student Activities recently welcomed Niqo Bullock as the new Associate Director of Student Activities. Bullock will be tasked with supporting and assisting organization leaders with training...

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