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Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The word “disability” conjures up a multitude of subsequent phrases and ideas, most of which are limited to the framework within which disability has been talked about. Our own campus is home to a variety of students who identify as having some kind of disability — even if we seldom hear of it. ...

RAs Reapply in Record Numbers

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


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Earlier this month the Residential Life department finalized the new Resident Assistant (RA) assignments for next semester. 12 current RAs reapplied for the 36 RA positions available, a record number of returnees. Unlike most schools, Whitman’s RAs are hired on a calendar year. Director of Res...

Whitman Connection to Schools

Whitman Connection to Schools

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Lauran Schaefer, the head of the debate program at Whitman, doesn’t see it as just an ordinary extracurricular activity. It is also an activity that builds skills, confidence and community. This community is now being extended to Walla Walla High School as Schaefer is working to help with their d...

Social Media

Social Media

Claire Reichle, Feature Editor

November 16, 2018


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The Whitman community is formed in many ways - a common Encounters experience, living together in the dorms and even simple things like a walking across Ankeny every day.   Students are forging new ways to create community on campus through social media — specifically Instagram and Faceb...

Hummus Hummus Now Serving Walla Walla

Hummus Hummus Now Serving Walla Walla

Will Booth, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The Beginning of Hummus Hummus   There is a new way to indulge in everyone’s favorite spread as Hummus Hummus — the newest addition to the fantastic Walla Walla food scene — has arrived to the Gut Grub Lot on 509 E Main Street with plenty of fresh chickpeas and tahini.   Th...

Staff Member Profiles

Staff Member Profiles

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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Maybe you’ve seen them at Reid Campus Center during lunch rush, or toting a custodian’s cart by their side down the hall of your dorm — or maybe you have seldom heard of them, tucked away in seemingly far-off Boyer House, among all the rubber and printing ink that keeps our printers going. R...

Visiting Professors Enrich the Whitman Community

Visiting Professors Enrich the Whitman Community

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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When Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Gender Studies Eva Hoffmann was growing up, she never imagined she would someday end up in small-town Walla Walla. Her path has taken her all the way from Germany to New York to Oregon and finally just this last year, to Whitman College. While their...

Students in Business

Students in Business

Claire Reichle, Feature Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

When sophomore Matthew Dahlstrom rolled up to Anderson Hall on his bike a few weeks ago, he wasn’t sure what to expect. He was on his way to give haircuts to a few first-years who had contacted him through his Instagram account @4eastfades. While he has been giving haircuts to his friends for years,...

Here’s to the vineyard workers of the Walla Walla Valley

Here’s to the vineyard workers of the Walla Walla Valley

Alissa Antilla, Managing Editor

October 12, 2018


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While Walla Walla sleeps on cold fall nights, the thought of wine grapes and the vines they hang on freezing stirs Frank Jimenez from his bed at 3 a.m. His day will not end until 6 p.m. Jimenez, a contracted vineyard manager, drives in the pre-dawn to various vineyards to come to the rescue, monitoring ...

Breaking the Standard: Non-Traditional Whitman Students

Breaking the Standard: Non-Traditional Whitman Students

Will Booth, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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First-year Jake Lorang is the first to admit he sticks out like a sore thumb on Whitman campus. A bald 38 year-old man, Lorang is not difficult to spot amongst a crowd of long-haired, Chaco-wearing college students. “I’ve had a few [students] ask me if I was a teacher. It’s awkward,” Lorang...

Campus: Our Home

Campus: Our Home

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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Alternative Living Situations Audrey Hecker   The distinctive culture of the Whitman community is fostered within the unique living spaces that our students, faculty and staff create. Whether it be in one of the residence halls, a fraternity or President Murray’s own college-owned addre...

Unconditional Love: How Pets are Shaping the Student Experience

Unconditional Love: How Pets are Shaping the Student Experience

Claire Reichle and Sophie Liebsohn

September 24, 2018


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Ask many students what they miss most about being away from home, and they will tell you their pets. Dogs, cats, lizards, horses and chickens are just a few of the creatures that students leave behind as they transition back into life as college students. However, there is a smaller group of who have...

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