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Closer to normal: Students and professors contend with hybrid learning

Sydney Bellon, Feature Reporter March 4, 2021

Whitman’s current hybrid model affords students and faculty the opportunity to meet in person at the discretion of the individual professor while also offering online participation and resources for...

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Whitman staff members change course to meet the moment

Ellie Van Gorden, Feature Reporter February 25, 2021

Whitman’s campus has finally come back to life, but it's all thanks to the dedication and commitment to safety that each and every staff member has made to the college thus far. Without their work, Whitman...

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“Discontinued or altered beyond recognition”: Students react to proposed changes to their majors in the FSR

Emma Foley, Feature Editor February 18, 2021

When Whitman’s Financial Sustainability Review was released, students and professors swiftly provided feedback about the proposed changes via emails, Instagram posts and chalk messages around campus....

Greek life adapts to COVID-19, drafts a safety plan

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Feature Reporter November 25, 2020

COVID-19 has presented fraternities and sororities with a unique and difficult set of problems. As they move into the spring semester, some factors affecting them will change, and some will stay the same....

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Striving for equality: Female alumni speak up about their careers

Genevieve Vogel, Feature Reporter November 25, 2020

From the ski slopes to boardrooms, Whitman College alumnae have challenged equality issues in their careers. This year has brought to light a number of glass ceilings. In recent months, the United States...

Live from election night: Reactions from Whitman students

Genevieve Vogel, Feature Reporter November 12, 2020

The Wire reached out to four Whitman students as voting numbers flooded in on Nov. 3, election night. Each hour, these students were asked to respond to a prompt and email back their responses. In...

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Walla Walla’s Grand Cinemas reopens with empty seats, M-F Drive-In finishes its year with silver linings

Genevieve Vogel, Feature Reporter November 5, 2020

The film industry has been experiencing an existential crisis in the face of streaming services, and now the pandemic has delivered a strong blow to in-person film venues. Washington’s Governor Inslee...

Donations to the college: Alumni, philanthropy funds and defense contractors

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Feature Reporter November 5, 2020

There was great applause when the Board of Trustees voted in 2018 to divest the college from the fossil fuel industry following years of student activist pressure. This issue brought attention to Whitman’s...

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Going viral: Students with a claim to internet fame

Ellie Van Gorden, Feature Reporter October 29, 2020

Social media: applications that have us scrolling for hours on end. We’re consistently looking for new ways to entertain ourselves, especially given the yearly circumstances. I spoke with several...

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Getting political

Genevieve Vogel, Feature Reporter October 22, 2020

As the election grows closer, Whitman students across the country are finding ways to be politically active. For most students, this is their first time voting in a presidential election. The Whitman Votes...

Leaked document details “Plan for Comprehensive Review” of college programs and departments

Leaked document details “Plan for Comprehensive Review” of college programs and departments

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Feature Reporter October 15, 2020

On Oct. 6, The Wire received a document from an anonymous faculty source featuring preliminary details on a “Plan for Comprehensive Review” of the majority of college programs, both academic and extracurricular. The...

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A toast to Whitties working in wine

Genevieve Vogel, Feature Reporter October 15, 2020

Whitties have discovered that the high quality and distinctive wines of Walla Walla hold a world of possibility. From winemaking to marketing, there are opportunities to get involved in the growing popularity...

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