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‘I Hope I Make Friends’

‘I Hope I Make Friends’

Alex Brockman, Feature Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Take a walk through Anderson Hall on a Sunday night, 8:00 p.m. and a strange silence will surround you. Each dorm room remains empty, aching for its owners. Reaching the end of the hall, the silence is broken by the warm chatter of a meeting of friends soon to be a family. It is section meeting night...

Straight Cookin’ in the Back: A Peek into Bon Appétit Prep

Straight Cookin’ in the Back: A Peek into Bon Appétit Prep

Alissa Antilla, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Salad, sandwiches and tlayuda for this Thursday lunch at the Prentiss dining hall. Students flurried across the dining hall floor during the high noon chaos, scattered about the various lines. “Hey!” said Josh Hulett, the Bon Appetit Assistant Manager who was working the salad line, flashing...

Deep Summer

Deep Summer

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

You know about the doldrums.

Walla Walla: Sin City

Alissa Antilla and Alex Brockman

May 4, 2017


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There is a piece of Walla Walla’s history that is swept under the records. Walla Walla, home to hundreds of upscale vineyards, gourmet restaurants and boutiques is a favorite weekend getaway for many. Walking down main street, it’s hard to imagine Walla Walla being described as anything but cut...

Walla Walla Tour de Fry

Walla Walla Tour de Fry

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay

April 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

With just two issues of The Wire remaining, Publisher Marra Clay and I asked ourselves what we had missed this year. One word came to mind: food. Then another: fries. So we decided to embark on a selflessly (ful)filling expedition, the Walla Walla Tour de Fry. We visited local favorites The Green Lan...

Waste at Whitman: Online Shopping on the Rise

Waste at Whitman: Online Shopping on the Rise

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Last year the New York Times published an article entitled “E-commerce: convenience built of a mountain of cardboard.” The article looks at online shopping in what many imagine is its most extreme form: a Silicon valley worker orders produce through Google and receives his cardboard box of onions and...

Behind Bars, in Our Backyard

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter

April 13, 2017


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It’s easy to see prisons as an anomaly in our cute and charming Walla Walla. The state penitentiary can easily just be a set of bright lights you see while driving to the wheat fields, while the Two Rivers Correctional Institution and Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution are unheard of for many...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s famous climbing wall or even skiers moving through campus in the winter. These common sights are ...

Classroom in the Clouds

Classroom in the Clouds

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

A handful of Whitties–along with around fifty students at Walla Walla University (WWU) and various members of the Walla Walla community–attend class thousands of feet above their peers. In combination with a grounds school taught in a traditional classroom setting, students get a hands-on opport...

Saying no to smartphones

Saying no to smartphones

Alex Brockman, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

Flip phones can seem like a relic of the past as smartphones are widely used in the Whitman community and throughout the world. The PEW Research Center found that in 2015 68 percent of adults in the United States owned a smartphone. However, some Whitman community members have made the choice to use non...

The Symposium Chronicles

The Symposium Chronicles

Olivia Gilbert

February 22, 2017


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Today  marks the fifth annual Power and Privilege Symposium, a day in which members of the Whitman community will gather to attend sessions led by students, faculty and community members on the themes of justice, diversity and inclusion. Symposiums of all sorts are nothing new to Whitman. Throughout...

Taking on Trumpism

Alex Brockman and Olivia Gilbert

February 16, 2017


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In the weeks since the inauguration of President Trump, a lot has happened. With so much change, grappling with the events unfolding under the Trump administration is challenging. From the disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, three professors use their expertise to explore th...

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