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Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer

February 9, 2017


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Classroom Connections, a club at Whitman that sends Whitman students to tutor at Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi), is all about making connections. Classroom Connections meshes the worlds of high school students and Whitman college students through Guided Study, a required study hall during the school...

What is Work Study?

What is Work Study?

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

February 2, 2017


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Regardless of whether they receive work study or not, ask the average Whittie to define ‘work study,’ and chances are they will have a difficult time answering completely. While most know the term refers to financial aid, few know precisely how work study operates on campus and in students’ lives. Faith...

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer

January 26, 2017


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Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and restore some energy to the usually active campus. A few main events that occur in the interim between ...

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Olivia Gilbert and Alissa Antilla

December 8, 2016


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Post-Whitman life may be difficult for some students to imagine, but it is only a handful of years (or less) away for each of us. While Whitman graduates spread out all over the country and globe, we catch up with several Whitties who chose to stay closer--right here in Walla Walla. Jack Swain Jack ...

The Atlas Cafe

The Atlas Cafe

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

December 1, 2016


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From the outside, The Atlas Cafe looks like any other modest-sized house in College Place. The forest green siding, the clean white trim edging the windows and door frame and a few unassuming shrubs do not call out for attention, and the cafe’s neon red “open” sign could easily be overlooked by...

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


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Stepping into Melody Muffler, an unexpected collision of an automotive shop and art gallery, is like entering a whole new world. This world is a culmination of disparate elements of artist, musician and automotive repairman, all talents of Walla Walla native Mike Hammond. ‘Building art’: cars and creat...

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert

November 10, 2016


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Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C...

The Great Gun Debate

The Great Gun Debate

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

November 3, 2016


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Gun control has been one of the most contentious issues in the 2016 election cycle. Increased awareness of police violence against communities of color, near daily mass shootings, and the alarming figure of 33,000 annual firearm deaths in the U.S. have infused the question of gun policy with renewed urgency and hei...

Hard at work: uncovering on-campus jobs

Hard at work: uncovering on-campus jobs

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

October 27, 2016


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Whitman students fill a multitude of jobs, from the banal to the extraordinary, on campus every day. From serving food with Bon Appetit to feeding mice to snakes, from leading tours to maintaining campus grounds, Whitman students play a surprisingly important role in keeping the school running. The sc...

Whitman’s Chess Club

Whitman’s Chess Club

Alissa Antilla

October 20, 2016


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The Whitman Chess Club is checkmating the college’s activities scene. After finessing through a checkerboard of ASWC proposals and speeches, seniors Garrett Atkinson and Matthew Coopersmith’s idea to revive the club, which was inadvertently absorbed into the Walla Walla Chess Club years before, ...

The man who brought us Uber

The man who brought us Uber

Katharine Gillen

October 11, 2016


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Now, I’m from just outside NYC, so when I was assigned an article about Uber in Walla Walla, Washington, I was a tad skeptical. Uber? In Walla Walla? I’ve called Uber’s to the bustling streets of Manhattan, but the wheat fields of Walla Walla are another story entirely. Nonetheless, on Oct. 1 I ...

The Spectrum Apparel

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert

October 5, 2016


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Clothing communicates a lot about the individual who wears it: personal style, political affiliation, favorite bands, a preference for wool over fleece or stripes instead of dots. What if, in addition to this list, clothing could convey something more meaningful–such as recognition of the broad...

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