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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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“I’ll see you in Walla Walla”: Students react to “Walla Walla” by The Offspring

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter November 11, 2021

Apart from our dry, humble home boasting over 100 wineries, “Walla Walla” is the title of The Offspring’s eighth song on their 1998 album “Americana.” Why Walla Walla? There’s a rather large...

CCEC offers new opportunities for students

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor November 11, 2021

Last week, The Wire covered the recent generous donation to the Career and Community Engagement Center, as well as its clarifying name change. This week, we’re shining the spotlight on the Fellowships...

A journey through Whitman’s Outdoor Sculpture Walk

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter November 11, 2021

Little is more iconic to the wayfaring Whitman student wandering across campus than the many sculptures, statues and artworks that adorn the landscape. According to the Whitman College Outdoor Sculpture...

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SASA holds luminous Diwali celebration

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor November 11, 2021

Thanks to the efforts of Whitman’s newly revitalized South Asian Student Association, the Reid Ballroom was transformed into a sparkling celebration of South Asian culture on Saturday in observance of...

The Freedom Songs Concert to return with Pieces of Home”

The Freedom Songs Concert to return with “Pieces of Home”

Ahmed Elsayed, Campus Life Reporter November 11, 2021

On Friday, Nov. 12, Whitman's first-year and second-year classes will finally have the chance to attend their first Freedom Songs, a student-led event that encourages performers and attendees to reflect...

Matthew Kahn addresses the business side of climate change

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter November 4, 2021

Last Wednesday Matthew Kahn, Provost Professor of Economics at USC gave a zoom lecture called “Adapting to Climate Change: Markets and the Management of an Uncertain Future” wherein he proposed his...

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Whitman Golf ends season under par

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter November 4, 2021

On Oct. 24, Whitman’s golf teams ended the season with the Confluence Classic, the last of four tournaments this fall. The season has been marked by a strong showing from players who repeatedly met and...

“Ghost Pixcells” in review

“Ghost Pixcells” in review

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor November 4, 2021

Bodies are not easy things to have. They bear the weight of our environments, our emotions, our habits, relationships, injuries, social conventions—anything and everything we do, external or internal,...

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