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Are Whitties Open to Discussing the Military?

Are Whitties Open to Discussing the Military?

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer

April 11, 2019

What’s it like to have ties to the military in a relatively small, liberal arts college environment? A few students at Whitman share in this very experience, and can attest to how it affects their interactions on campus. Junior Julia Wilke is in a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend Gabe...

The Dirt on Dating

The Dirt on Dating

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

April 4, 2019

Writing an article on Whitman’s Dating scene for the Wire I thought I knew what I would hear. As a second semester junior, I have seen a lot of discontent in some of my peers, myself included, in the options available in the Whitman and Walla Walla communities for dating. Whether it is the small nu...

Shanty Town Biscuits Proves that Comfort Food Can Be Vegan

Shanty Town Biscuits Proves that Comfort Food Can Be Vegan

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer

April 3, 2019

“We’re not a health food truck; we’re a vegan biscuit truck,” said Caitlin Rockey, co-owner of plant-based biscuit shop Shanty Town Biscuits in Walla Walla. Husband and wife Aaron Mooney and Caitlin Rockey opened their shop in mid-February with the aim of creating a menu that both vegan and...

Senior Thesis: Research Bringing Students Around the World

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

March 7, 2019

Genevive Foster: Rethinking the Hawaiian Luau Genevieve Foster, a senior Anthropology major, is using her personal experience of growing up in Hawaii and her love for creative non-fiction in her thesis which takes the non-traditional form of three creative non-fiction essays focusing on images of the...

Creating Spaces for All: Whitman Clubs for Many Interests

Creating Spaces for All: Whitman Clubs for Many Interests

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Dance Team: a Community through Movement Leksi Kostur, a senior psychology major, has been co-running the Dance Team, a club on campus that invites students to let off steam through fun original dances created by Leksi and her co-president Grace. “Typically we meet once a week, and we work to...

Inter(national) Whitties: a Space to Share and Simply Hang Out

Inter(national) Whitties: a Space to Share and Simply Hang Out

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

February 23, 2019

While each Whitman student may have the common experiences of the hardships of freshman year, eating in the dining hall and expanding their world view through new classes, each student experiences their time at Whitman differently. The factors that play into these differences are numerous, but among...

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer

February 8, 2019

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town Whitman students are familiar with the passion professors have for their studies inside the classroom, but some may be surprised to hear about the musical pursuits of a number of Whitman faculty and staff playing in bands around Walla Wal...

Feeding the Community Through Family Recipes

Feeding the Community Through Family Recipes

Alex Brockman, Feature Writer

January 31, 2019

With restaurants both old and new, Walla Walla has a flourishing food scene for a town its size. While the work of opening and maintaining a restaurant is time-consuming and stressful, it is worth it for many of Walla Walla’s locally owned restaurateurs. While the vibrant wine and tourism scene are...

Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018

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

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

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

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...

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