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Breaking Stereotypes and Building Inclusivity: Gender Affirmation and Greek Life

Amelia Leach, Feature Writer September 28, 2023

Fraternities and sororities are often seen as reinforcing damaging gender stereotypes and toxic masculinity and toxic femininity. However, Greek life can also provide safe and affirming spaces for...

What’s in a Name?

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor September 21, 2023

  After a few moments of relaxed banter, all of my interviews start the same way: "Thanks so much for offering to chat with me about this topic. To kick things off, how would you like to...

Building Home

Building Home

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor September 14, 2023

As much as it pains us to admit it, life is built on uncertainty. We undergo transitions constantly, whether they be into college, a job, a state, a friendship or relationship, seasons or hobby. Life...

On the decline: investigating greek life at Whitman

On the decline: investigating greek life at Whitman

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor April 27, 2023

Editor's note: We as editorial leadership erroneously removed an aspect of the piece, which we have now corrected. After Whitman College’s external review of Greek life returned an extensive list...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Growing up, growing apart and growing together

Sneh Chachra, Feature Writer April 20, 2023

Recently, I got into an argument with my brother. We both realized that our old tactics — fist fights and verbal banter that went too far — were not how we wanted to handle things anymore. It's no...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Love after graduation

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Feature Writer April 13, 2023

As graduation approaches and seniors are forced to consider the trajectories of their immediate future, some will inevitably be tasked with figuring out how to maintain their relationships. Seniors...

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Antonia Keithahn leaves Whitman after eight years of advocacy

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Editor April 6, 2023

When first-year Anna Gutrich began seeing Antonia Keithahn, the thoroughness and ease of her support seemed impossible. Gutrich, who is neurodivergent and visually disabled, had found previous attempts...

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...

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