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Is mental health care accessible at Whitman? Looking towards solutions and improvement

Is mental health care accessible at Whitman? Looking towards solutions and improvement

Miyona Katayama, Feature Reporter

March 10, 2020

Over the 2019-2020 school year demand has gone up at Whitman's Counseling Center. Whitman administration and students have been active in questioning the factors that have lead to this rise, the lack of access to resources in the Walla Walla area and other factors that make the Counseling Center inaccessible...

New Walla Walla businesses bring spaces for community to thrive

New Walla Walla businesses bring spaces for community to thrive

Malia Brooks, Feature Reporter

March 5, 2020

Although March may be the time during which New Year's Resolutions start to fizzle out, three new Walla Walla businesses are charging full-steam ahead into 2020. In the past few months, Carte Coffee, Black Pearl Boba Tea and the Market by Andy’s have all popped up steps away from Main St., shaping...

Navigating visas and more: Whitman international students search for next steps

Navigating visas and more: Whitman international students search for next steps

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

February 27, 2020

With Whitman’s graduation gradually drawing nearer, seniors are faced with the often intimidating task of planning their next steps. For many international students this stress is coupled with the complexity of going through the United States VISA process, which is required in order to obtain a job...

Scootin’ through campus: Students get around on funky wheels

Scootin’ through campus: Students get around on funky wheels

Emma Foley, Feature Reporter

February 20, 2020

During October break of his first semester, junior Ethan Treadwell made a purchase some might call unusual for a college student. “I bought a purple, light-up-wheel Razor scooter,” Treadwell said. “Purple’s my favorite color, and I liked the light-up wheels.” Now, over a year later, scootering...

Walla Walla Immigrants Rights Coalition provides community support and education

Walla Walla Immigrants Rights Coalition provides community support and education

Miyona Katayama, Feature Writer

February 13, 2020

Like many rural agricultural communities across the country, Walla Walla has a substantial population of immigrants who work and live in the community. Following the election of Donald Trump and the implementation of his policies, many of them are in need of immigrants rights advocacy to provide assistance...

Across the world and back again: Students return to Whitman

Across the world and back again: Students return to Whitman

Malia Brooks and Eleanor Dudley

February 6, 2020

The start of a new semester brings the return of Whitman faces both new and old, from places near and far. This spring, many students are returning from time away and abroad. As they transition back to campus life, their stories and experiences offer insight and guidance into the tedious work of adjustment...

Bridging gaps of accessibility in the Walla Walla community

Bridging gaps of accessibility in the Walla Walla community

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

December 12, 2019

At an institution with competitive enrollment based off grades and test scores, Whitman is inherently inaccessible to certain members of the larger community with developmental, intellectual or learning disabilities. However, for students attending Whitman, the institution provides many disability support...

YWCA: Services from and for Walla Walla women

YWCA: Services from and for Walla Walla women

Emma Foley, Feature Reporter

December 5, 2019

The shelter at Walla Walla’s YWCA looks not unlike a college dorm: a hallway breaks off into individual rooms that consist of a bed, table and closet. Upon arrival, residents go over expectations for group living; they carry their toiletries from their room to the bathroom and label their food in the...

Whitman’s SJP chapter sheds light on Israeli occupation of Palestine

Whitman’s SJP chapter sheds light on Israeli occupation of Palestine

Miyona Katayama, Feature Reporter

November 21, 2019

As of Monday, November 18, the Trump Administration declared that the U.S. no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal, diverting from the international legal position and opening Israel’s path to the annexation of the West Bank, according to the New York Times. For Palestinians, this is huge and devastating news, especially after an Israeli airstrike killed eight members of a family an...

Whitman’s archives piece together the past

Whitman’s archives piece together the past

Eleanor Dudley, Feature Reporter

November 15, 2019

Tucked away behind moving shelves lies history, carefully stored and cared for by dedicated individuals. Located in the Penrose Library basement, the Whitman College and Northwest Archives collection is a unique and underused space on campus. Aside from an initial visit during orientation, many students...

A home for longer than four years: Whitties from Walla Walla

A home for longer than four years: Whitties from Walla Walla

Emma Foley, Feature Writer

November 7, 2019

James Bogley ‘20 found out he got into Whitman when the director of admissions and his admissions counselor surprised him at his high school with his acceptance package. This personal touch is familiar to a small subset of accepted students: those from the Walla Walla Valley. Some have Walla Walla...

Journey back to the alma mater: Whitman alumni return as professors

Journey back to the alma mater: Whitman alumni return as professors

Miyona Katayama, Feature Writer

October 31, 2019

Being the tight-knit and relatively self-selective institution that Whitman is, it is no surprise that a number of graduates from throughout the years have decided to come back as faculty. Many professors are drawn back to Whitman for a combination of reasons, such as the practicalities of a limited...

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