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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...

Photo contributed by Wind Up Birds.

A gift and a burden: Students discuss creativity

Anna Shimkus, Feature Writer October 5, 2022

“I wish you always love and grief, because don’t you think that’s what drives your creative process?” — "Dialog" by Tigran Suchyan, Armenian singer-songwriter; courtesy of Marina Balasanyan In...

Illustration by M Hu.

Riding the wave of climate emotion

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Writer September 29, 2022

It’s rare that I go a day without thinking about climate change. Sometimes, my thoughts circle around facts, statistics and the latest news. But more often, my mind returns to feelings so convoluted...

Illustration by Eleanor Amer.

Love It or Lose It: Long-Distance in College

Anna Shimkus, Feature Writer September 22, 2022

Prepare to bump "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" by Soulja Boy, ‘cause we’re talking about long-distance relationships. According to a study conducted by the American Counseling Association, approximately...

Illustration by Amelia Ebling.

Gear up to tear up

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Editor September 15, 2022

"Best spots on campus to cry?" an anonymous student asked on Yik Yak at the beginning of the semester. (Answers vary depending on who you ask: some people swear by music building practice rooms; others...

What It’s Like to Transition at Whitman

Sammy Fitts, Humor Writer May 12, 2022

When I wake up each morning, I look at the mirror that sits directly across the room from my bed. I look past the bedhead and ask myself how I feel, looking at my own face. I’m not the prettiest in the...

Illustration by Madeleine Stolp.

Inside Yik Yak micro-influencers: “How do I turn this Yakarma into cold hard cash?”

Grace Jackson, News Editor and Yik-Yak Micro-Influencer May 12, 2022

12,048. That is my current Yakarma. You start with 100, so that means the 11,948 are individual comments and upvotes on my posts. For Whitman, mine is pretty high, as far as I can tell. Posts at large...

Contributed Photo by Sylvia Adome.

Traveling and teaching abroad: Whitman seniors receive Fulbright, English Teaching grants and Watson Fellowship

Renny Acheson, Publisher May 12, 2022

As the class of 2022 prepares for life after graduation, three students were awarded opportunities to live and travel in countries outside of the U.S. for the next year.  Senior Lindsey Merritt won...

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