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Authoring spaces for the literary arts: Whitman’s Visiting Writers Reading Series

Authoring spaces for the  literary arts: Whitman’s Visiting Writers Reading Series

Eleanor Dudley, Feature Writer

October 9, 2019

Within the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest lies a community of writers, readers and lovers of literature who work in conversation to further their art form. Port Angeles born poet and author Tess Gallagher, wife of famous Northwest author Raymond Carver, is one member of this intimate community. She...

Connections and new beginnings: Transferring to Whitman

Connections and new beginnings: Transferring to Whitman

Emma Foley, Feature Writer

September 30, 2019

One-third of college students will transfer schools at least once. I remember reading this statistic while parsing through the Google results for “how to know if you should transfer,” a phrase I hesitantly searched in October of my first year of college and would many more times before I finally...

Off-Campus Housing: Traditions of Community

Eleanor Dudley, Miyona Katayama, and Alex Brockman

September 26, 2019

With houses in short supply in the Walla Walla area, Whitman homes hold special value. Students are often unaware of the off-campus housing options available to them through the College. After the first two years of required on-campus living, students are free to find homes in the Walla Walla community....

A Passion for Fashion: Style at Whitman

A Passion for Fashion: Style at Whitman

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

May 3, 2019

In the morning as Whitman students wake and get ready for class we all have a seemingly simple decision to make in common: what clothes to put on our back. Admittedly for me this decision is often fueled by convenience: whatever shirt I pull out of my drawer first or what pair of jeans are the most comfortable...

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom

Lena Friedman and Alex Brockman

April 25, 2019

As American society continues to rely more heavily on technology year by year, it has become a topic of hot debate whether the use of technology in classrooms enhances or hinders the experience of students and teachers. At Whitman professors take a range of stances: from strict no computer policies to...

Reducing Waste One Plastic Container at a Time

Reducing Waste One Plastic Container at a Time

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

April 18, 2019

The phrase “zero waste” can be an intimidating phrase for those with a desire to become more eco-friendly or green in their lives. Thinking about the waste that the average person goes through in a single day makes it seem like an insurmountable task to completely cut that waste to zero. However,...

Are Whitties Open to Discussing the Military?

Are Whitties Open to Discussing the Military?

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer

April 11, 2019

What’s it like to have ties to the military in a relatively small, liberal arts college environment? A few students at Whitman share in this very experience, and can attest to how it affects their interactions on campus. Junior Julia Wilke is in a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend Gabe...

The Dirt on Dating

The Dirt on Dating

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

April 4, 2019

Writing an article on Whitman’s Dating scene for the Wire I thought I knew what I would hear. As a second semester junior, I have seen a lot of discontent in some of my peers, myself included, in the options available in the Whitman and Walla Walla communities for dating. Whether it is the small nu...

Shanty Town Biscuits Proves that Comfort Food Can Be Vegan

Shanty Town Biscuits Proves that Comfort Food Can Be Vegan

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer

April 3, 2019

“We’re not a health food truck; we’re a vegan biscuit truck,” said Caitlin Rockey, co-owner of plant-based biscuit shop Shanty Town Biscuits in Walla Walla. Husband and wife Aaron Mooney and Caitlin Rockey opened their shop in mid-February with the aim of creating a menu that both vegan and...

Senior Thesis: Research Bringing Students Around the World

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

March 7, 2019

Genevive Foster: Rethinking the Hawaiian Luau Genevieve Foster, a senior Anthropology major, is using her personal experience of growing up in Hawaii and her love for creative non-fiction in her thesis which takes the non-traditional form of three creative non-fiction essays focusing on images of the...

Creating Spaces for All: Whitman Clubs for Many Interests

Creating Spaces for All: Whitman Clubs for Many Interests

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Dance Team: a Community through Movement Leksi Kostur, a senior psychology major, has been co-running the Dance Team, a club on campus that invites students to let off steam through fun original dances created by Leksi and her co-president Grace. “Typically we meet once a week, and we work to...

Inter(national) Whitties: a Space to Share and Simply Hang Out

Inter(national) Whitties: a Space to Share and Simply Hang Out

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

February 23, 2019

While each Whitman student may have the common experiences of the hardships of freshman year, eating in the dining hall and expanding their world view through new classes, each student experiences their time at Whitman differently. The factors that play into these differences are numerous, but among...

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