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IHC welcomes new Wellness House

Jaime Fields, Zac Bentz, and Elise Sanders October 7, 2021

This year, Whitman’s Interest House Community, which has been around since the 1970s, welcomed the new Wellness House, located in what used to be the Global Awareness Interest House. Katy Sassara,...

The return of debate

The return of debate

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor October 7, 2021

Whitman’s award-winning debate team is officially back in person. The debate team has already participated in one tournament this semester, and for returning team members, the shift back to partially...

“The Revolutionists” in review

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter October 7, 2021

Last week, "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson took the Harper Joy Theatre by storm: a feminist political comedy based somewhat in reality and packed with controversy, drama and death.  Starring...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

The Wire asks the hard hitting questions: Squished croissants in Cleveland Commons

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter October 7, 2021

The breakfast croissants in Cleveland Commons: everyone who has ever searched desperately for something to eat at 3 p.m. is well acquainted with this ever-available item. A tried-and-true favorite of both...

“Word II: Ars Poetica” exhibit explores color and letting go in the Stevens Gallery

“Word II: Ars Poetica” exhibit explores color and letting go in the Stevens Gallery

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter September 30, 2021

While walking through Reid, it’s hard to miss the Stevens Gallery, covered floor to ceiling in a collage of vibrant colors, miscellaneous inky scribbles and peculiar poems. On display until Oct....

Whitman Running Club clears a trail for casual runners

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor September 30, 2021

When sophomore Jake Wang, a former member of the cross-country team, noticed a significant split between Whitman’s varsity runners and the broader running community, it gave him an idea. Why not start...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

quarterlife’s Best Bathroom contest: Finding community in the weird

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter September 30, 2021

This week, the student publication quarterlife seeks to answer one of the biggest questions looming over the student body: which on-campus bathroom is the best? The best bathroom contest is part of a public-relations...

The Revolutionists, a comedic, feminist reclamation of history, to hit Harper Joy Theater

The Revolutionists, a comedic, feminist reclamation of history, to hit Harper Joy Theater

Elise Sanders, Campus Life Reporter September 30, 2021

Four women, who’ve survived in our collective memory as mournful, headless figures of a bygone era, will live once more, resuscitated by Laura Gunderson in her 2017 play "The Revolutionists." On Thursday,...

Upcoming hip-hop workshops aspire to build community

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor September 30, 2021

This Saturday, Oct. 2, the 5th Element Project will present free workshops on various aspects of hip-hop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in both Young Ballroom and the Dance Studio, followed by a panel discussion...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

KWCW returns in full force to the studio

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor September 23, 2021

Tune into 90.5 in Walla Walla on any given day, and you might hear anything from a student joking around with their roommate to a Walla Walla community member passionately discussing their favorite...

Review: At long last, Varsity Nordic returned to the stage

Review: At long last, Varsity Nordic returned to the stage

Elise Sanders, Campus Life Reporter September 23, 2021

A laptop was at the entrance, greeting the long line into the auditorium with a check-in. Students meandered into a packed Olin Auditorium, finding their friends and debating on where to sit, or stand,...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Theatrical clubs return to campus

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter September 23, 2021

In fall of 2019, Varsity Nordic had nine members, consistently attracted major crowds and—according to Matthew Triplett, a senior and member for the past three years—“were all working together to...

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