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Photos contributed by interviewees.

Campus celebrities: they’re just like us!

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Editor March 9, 2023

At a school of Whitman’s size, certain notable characters are bound to surface. It’s not difficult to gain some name recognition or spark brief campus-wide conversation. What happens, though, to...

The current state of KWCW

Madelyn Jones, Feature Writer March 2, 2023

Anyone with an FM radio in the greater Walla Walla area can listen in to KWCW, and anyone can listen in online: helicopter parents, conservative grandparents or your best friend living in New York City....

Illustration by Hayden Garner.

Culinary connections: the love our meals give us

Sneh Chachra, Feature Writer February 23, 2023

The first time I remember missing India was when I was licking brownie batter off of a wooden spoon in my apartment in Los Angeles. I was four when I left India, but I still remember my grandmother would...

Illustration by Alicia Buchter.

Whitman Outdoor Journal aims to expand meaning of the outdoors

Madelyn Jones, Feature Writer February 16, 2023

Yesterday, I walked beneath Walla Walla’s cloudless blue skies with 52 degrees of sunshine beaming down, wholeheartedly believing that spring had begun in February. I sat outside Cleveland Commons to...

Identity without apology: what I wish I had known

Identity without apology: what I wish I had known

Sneh Chachra, Feature Writer February 9, 2023

Growing up in Indian culture meant growing up in a Fair and Lovely world: light skin with a body and personality that didn’t take up too much space was what you strove for. Skin bleach (like Fair and...

Students learn alongside incarcerated classmates at Washington State Penitentiary

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Editor February 2, 2023

At Whitman College, framed by exposed brick and wide open windows, students cut their teeth on abolitionist theory. A mile and a half from the center of Whitman’s campus, over 2,000 men are incarcerated...

Photo contributed Marina Balasanyan.

All-international executive team takes on Freedom Songs

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Editor December 8, 2022

Sophomore Diana Issa takes pride in the elements of the Freedom Zine that her home country of Belarus inspired: its red and white cover and its bold typeface. These, however, are the same qualities...

Illustration by Alicia Buchter.

A love letter to joy

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Writer November 17, 2022

Romp of otters. Scurry of squirrels. Loveliness of ladybugs.  I set out to explore joy after falling into a rabbit hole of researching animal group names. I read each playful name out loud to my housemates,...

Gearing up for a S.A.D. winter

Gearing up for a S.A.D. winter

Anna Shimkus, Feature Writer November 10, 2022

“Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.”         -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   The past few weeks, Walla Walla has offered its not-so-warm...

Illustration by Eleanor Amer.

Biking for a better future

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Writer November 3, 2022

On Oct. 15, I had the pleasure of joining a bike ride hosted by the Sustainable Living Center (SLC) with the purpose of visiting community members working on sustainable projects. One of the most important...

Photo contributed by Jake Lee.

Language learning, language loss

Anna Shimkus, Feature Writer October 27, 2022

“Am I allowed to swear in this interview?” asked first-year Aubrey Nickle. My finger hovered over the voice memo record button.  Regardless of my answer, she continued buzzing around her room,...

Illustration by M Hu.

Ghost encounters of the Whittie kind

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Writer October 20, 2022

It's October — time for ghosts, ghouls and spirits to capture our minds and dwell in our stories once again. For some, the spooky season is nothing more than an excuse to dress up. For others, it carries...

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