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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...

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer

February 8, 2019

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town Whitman students are familiar with the passion professors have for their studies inside the classroom, but some may be surprised to hear about the musical pursuits of a number of Whitman faculty and staff playing in bands around Walla Wal...

Feeding the Community Through Family Recipes

Feeding the Community Through Family Recipes

Alex Brockman, Feature Writer

January 31, 2019

With restaurants both old and new, Walla Walla has a flourishing food scene for a town its size. While the work of opening and maintaining a restaurant is time-consuming and stressful, it is worth it for many of Walla Walla’s locally owned restaurateurs. While the vibrant wine and tourism scene are...

Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

The word “disability” conjures up a multitude of subsequent phrases and ideas, most of which are limited to the framework within which disability has been talked about. Our own campus is home to a variety of students who identify as having some kind of disability — even if we seldom hear of it. ...

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