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Students stand for Mauna Kea amidst telescope controversy

Kamna Shastri May 7, 2015

Sophomore Sean Terada remembers a sixth grade trip to Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. He hiked through the lush emerald growth in the rain forests on the slopes of the mountain, breathing in the...

Dana Bolster 17 is another avid participant of Ladies Climbing Night. Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers

Martina Pansze April 30, 2015

As the clock strikes 8 p.m., women start to trickle into the climbing gym. By 8:05, Beyoncé is blasting from the speakers, and women are harnessing up and beginning to climb. Every other week, The...

Gordy uses Olin Halls loading dock to perform a trick. Photo by Marra Clay.

The blues candle: Whitman skaters find new ways to express themselves

Allie Donahue April 9, 2015

On a sunny Friday in March, seniors Zach Gordy and Tom Shellum were shredding curbs outside of North Hall. Gordy caught some air and then swung a wide curve into the street. "Car, car..." Shellum said,...

Unflattened cardboard boxes and the rules of recycling

Unflattened cardboard boxes and the rules of recycling

Kamna Shastri February 26, 2015

Crisp but warm sunshine fills the morning as sophomore Maddie Bailey reverses a maroon pickup truck from the Environmental Interest House (also known as Outhouse) garage. Two Outhouse residents and their...

Whitman Debate collaborates with Penitentiary inmates

Martina Pansze December 4, 2014

Twelve members of the Whitman Debate Club will join inmates of the Washington State Penitentiary in debate on Thursday, December 4th. The topic? The groups will discuss whether an individual's right...

The Art of Listening: Peer Listeners offer chance to learn what it means to listen

Kamna Shastri November 20, 2014

"Can you envision a society where people don't listen? What would happen?" -Michelle Janning, Professor of Sociology From sun-up till lights out on campus, students are talking and exchanging ideas...

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Audrey Kelly November 13, 2014
New technologies make the work of many departments at Whitman more efficient, freeing up time and energy to complete questions or surveys. They also can help make visible intensely complicated theorized concepts thought up decades ago by, say, Einstein, in the case of Beck’s mirrors.
Photo of the Buddy Program contributed by Jeremy Nolan.

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Martina Pansze November 6, 2014

Living in the "Whitman Bubble," most students spend most of their time interacting with people their own age. However, some service learning organizations on campus are working with community members to...

Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution

Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution

Kamna Shastri October 30, 2014

Throngs of people fill Hong Kong's Central district, packed shoulder to shoulder. The square echoes with a cacophony of voices and slogans. The atmosphere is tense; policemen in neon yellow vests try to...

Cities make or break college campuses

Audrey Kelly September 25, 2014
"[It] proves that many liberal arts schools look the same on paper, but they have very different energies."
Photo by Halley McCormick

Director of Security builds connections with students

Serena Runyan September 18, 2014
According to Stroe, all members of the family are excited to meet Whitman students.
Photo courtesy of Silas Morgan.

Gap Years Offer Students More Stability Entering College

Serena Runyan September 11, 2014
As the three of these gap-year students now settle into life at Whitman, they are all shaped by their experiences in the last 12 months. “It’s pretty easy for me to settle in a new place,” said Popenoe. “I’m not really dealing with the homesickness part that a lot of people are.”
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