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Kaia Schweig getting around on her unicycle. Photos by Michael Lans

Scootin’ through campus: Students get around on funky wheels

Emma Foley, Feature Reporter February 20, 2020

During October break of his first semester, junior Ethan Treadwell made a purchase some might call unusual for a college student. “I bought a purple, light-up-wheel Razor scooter,” Treadwell said....

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Walla Walla Immigrants Rights Coalition provides community support and education

Miyona Katayama, Feature Writer February 13, 2020

Like many rural agricultural communities across the country, Walla Walla has a substantial population of immigrants who work and live in the community. Following the election of Donald Trump and the implementation...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Across the world and back again: Students return to Whitman

Malia Brooks and Eleanor Dudley February 6, 2020

The start of a new semester brings the return of Whitman faces both new and old, from places near and far. This spring, many students are returning from time away and abroad. As they transition back to...

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Bridging gaps of accessibility in the Walla Walla community

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor December 12, 2019

At an institution with competitive enrollment based off grades and test scores, Whitman is inherently inaccessible to certain members of the larger community with developmental, intellectual or learning...

YWCA Walla Walla offers support for local women through a women's shelter, domestic violence and sexual assault services, and enrichment programs. Photos by Chelsea Goldsmith

YWCA: Services from and for Walla Walla women

Emma Foley , Feature Reporter December 5, 2019

The shelter at Walla Walla’s YWCA looks not unlike a college dorm: a hallway breaks off into individual rooms that consist of a bed, table and closet. Upon arrival, residents go over expectations for...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Whitman’s SJP chapter sheds light on Israeli occupation of Palestine

Miyona Katayama, Feature Reporter November 21, 2019

As of Monday, November 18, the Trump Administration declared that the U.S. no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal, diverting from the international legal position and opening...

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Whitman’s archives piece together the past

Eleanor Dudley , Feature Reporter November 15, 2019

Tucked away behind moving shelves lies history, carefully stored and cared for by dedicated individuals. Located in the Penrose Library basement, the Whitman College and Northwest Archives collection...

Junior Lizbeth Llanes grew up in College Place and has found that her perspective of Whitman’s engagement with the community has changed since her arrival at Whit man

A home for longer than four years: Whitties from Walla Walla

Emma Foley, Feature Writer November 7, 2019

James Bogley ‘20 found out he got into Whitman when the director of admissions and his admissions counselor surprised him at his high school with his acceptance package. This personal touch is familiar...

Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Sarah Hurlburt, as a student, searches for a friend to fly her homemade kite in the library. Photo contributed by Sarah Hurlburt

Journey back to the alma mater: Whitman alumni return as professors

Miyona Katayama, Feature Writer October 31, 2019

Being the tight-knit and relatively self-selective institution that Whitman is, it is no surprise that a number of graduates from throughout the years have decided to come back as faculty. Many professors...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Liberal arts offers nontraditional paths to medical school

Sarah Holloway, Feature Reporter October 24, 2019

With a high demand in the job market for students with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees, there is a looming concern whether a liberal arts education is sufficient. Liberal arts...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Deep roots at Whitman

Emma Foley, Feature Writer October 19, 2019

To get to Whitman College, you drive first through the rolling wheat fields and vineyards of the Walla Walla Valley, pass signs advertising famously local sweet onions sold just around the corner and see...

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Authoring spaces for the literary arts: Whitman’s Visiting Writers Reading Series

Eleanor Dudley , Feature Writer October 9, 2019

Within the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest lies a community of writers, readers and lovers of literature who work in conversation to further their art form. Port Angeles born poet and author Tess...

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