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Shanty Town Biscuits Proves that Comfort Food Can Be Vegan

Shanty Town Biscuits reimagines the traditional breakfast sandwiches vegan style.

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

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

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

Adam Rooney, Jhunam Sidhu, and Nadyieli Gonzalez Ortiz (left to right) the founders and leaders of the new Inter(national) Whitties Club.

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's Interfaith Chaplain Adam Kirtley with his band Rogue Lobster. Libby Miller, Adjunct Professor of General Studies, is also in the band.

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

Flour + Water is a new pizza restaurant in town. The eastern, run by Kaleigh and Engjell Vrapi, opened last december.

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

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

December 7, 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

Alyssa Ortiz (top), Leah Samuels (left) and Lauren Schaefer (right) all work to connect Whitman with local schools in Walla Walla.

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

Left. Sophomore Ellie Hough's water bottle, featuring one of her favorite stickers from her gap year. Photo contributed by Ellie Hough. The Instagram account @whitmemes shares photos that show the Whitman experience in a funny light. Screenshot from @whitmemes Instagram page.

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...

Hummus Hummus Now Serving Walla Walla

Hummus Hummus opened this year, serving delicious Syrian food to the  Walla Walla community. The food truck is open Thursday-Saturday, 11:30am-5pm.

Will Booth, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

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

Whitman Staff Member Julie Aichele.

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

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...

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