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Yeehaw Aloha: Cowboys, Hula and a Good Cause

Yeehaw Aloha: Cowboys, Hula and a Good Cause

Alex Brockman

February 22, 2018


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Drive down Isaacs Avenue and the eccentric appearance of one of the funkiest thrift stores in Walla Walla will probably catch your eye.   It’s a barn-shaped building with a pastel blue truck parked outside and chairs, tables and shopping carts of bright items humorously piled around the entrance. Yeeha...

Roo Rat Society

Harry Kelso

February 15, 2018


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For nearly half a century, a peculiar organization garnered 330 members, including three Whitman presidents, and landed itself as news on doorsteps from Ohio to Mexico City, as well as in the heart of a little girl in Florida. Building off popularity, it wound up in the Encyclopedia of Associations and on the d...

Through the Windows of the Barber Shop

Through the Windows of the Barber Shop

Alissa Antilla, Feature Editor

February 8, 2018


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Walla Walla native Ellen Saager has been watching Walla Walla grow from the windows of her barber shop — Ellen’s Cutting Edge — since 1987. Before that, she watched from the windows of her home on Penrose Ave, around where Whitman’s Physical Plant currently sits. She has seen Walla W...

Cultivating Passion: How Attending College in Wine-country Walla Walla has Refined Students’ Academic Interests

Cultivating Passion: How Attending College in Wine-country Walla Walla has Refined Students’ Academic Interests

Claire Reichle

January 30, 2018


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Location matters. According to the website “Visit Walla Walla,” there are 120 wineries and 2,800 acres of grapes in Walla Walla, and a select few students have shown that their passion for the viticulture they have been surrounded by in Walla Walla has been at play during their years at Whitman. Seniors...

All Four Years: Diversity Work at Whitman

All Four Years: Diversity Work at Whitman

Martina Pansze, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018


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Despite the fact that the meaning of the word “diversity” has become murky from years of imprecision and tired overuse, it remains firmly planted in the limelight.

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No ‘Poo

No ‘Poo

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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First-year Jessie Brandt spent much of her gap year backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail: a simple, low-maintenance life. When Brandt came back to her Sebastopol, California, home for the winter to prepare for the next section of her hike, she started thinking about ways in which to simplify her ...

e-knowledge

e-knowledge

Sophia Strabo, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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Books are inseparable from a liberal arts campus. It is hard to envision Whitman without them: students leafing through stacks in the library; a folded paperback copy of “The Grapes of Wrath” in a student’s back pocket; an eroded volume of Foucault on the Sig front yard; or a succession of Encounters...

D.I.Y. Porn

D.I.Y. Porn

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

November 9, 2017


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"Playing off of people's kinks, people's insecurities, people's wants and needs, is a huge part of it. It is definitely a way to up your income."

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Whitman Sustainability

Whitman Sustainability

Thys Reynolds, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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The Admissions department proudly proclaims the 1:1 student-tree ratio at Whitman. But what really defines sustainable practice at Whitman? If sustainability is such an important sentiment in Whitman’s identity, what evidence can be drawn upon in support? One of the simplest lenses through which we ...

Train Hopping through Time

Train Hopping through Time

Alex Brockman, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2017


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 “So the whole things started like a pretty drunk conversation," said Burch. Like ‘We should do this! Haha just kidding!’ and then like, Henry’s a really big train buff you know like how people always have their really specific interests, some will be into old cars or like you know 1930s art or whatever, Henry was really into trains.

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‘I’m Going to Go Chill in the Bathroom’

‘I’m Going to Go Chill in the Bathroom’

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

October 19, 2017


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Highlight number three occurs on the dancefloor, where we boogy and shimmy buckwild to the 1996 Mark Morrison's hit, “Return of the Mack.”

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BE MORE FUNNY!!!

BE MORE FUNNY!!!

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017


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“It’s just another way to express yourself and to play with people. So much is about what the two of you are doing in that moment. It’s just another opportunity to really be with someone in a present place and play with them, which I think it rare,” said Noah Yaconelli, a senior member of Varsity Nordic. “No matter what, you don’t have a choice to not be present and playful.”

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