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Train Hopping through Time

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Alex Brockman, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2017

 “So the whole things started like a pretty drunk conversation," said Burch. Like ‘We should do this! Haha just kidding!’ and then like, Henry’s a really big train buff you know like how people always have their really specific interests, some will be into old cars or like you know 1930s art or whatever, Henry was really into trains.

‘I’m Going to Go Chill in the Bathroom’

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Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

October 19, 2017

Highlight number three occurs on the dancefloor, where we boogy and shimmy buckwild to the 1996 Mark Morrison's hit, “Return of the Mack.”


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Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017

“It’s just another way to express yourself and to play with people. So much is about what the two of you are doing in that moment. It’s just another opportunity to really be with someone in a present place and play with them, which I think it rare,” said Noah Yaconelli, a senior member of Varsity Nordic. “No matter what, you don’t have a choice to not be present and playful.”

Night at the Station

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Damon Reynolds, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017

Rocky Eastman, the Fire District 4 Chief,  said “you don’t do it for the recognition. “Not a single guy in that firehouse cares if anyone hears about their rescues. We’re protectors; what matters is doing your job every day and doing it well.”

‘Opinionated, Satiric Iconoclastic Creations of Questionable Taste’

Sophia Strabo, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017

This Saturday I made my second visit to the museum. And I was shown the testicle for the second time (without any prompt), which by the way is just a pebble. 

A Smooth Move

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Christy Carley, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2017

“It is my way of resisting some of the effects of this corporate efficiency based restaurants,” he said of the project. “It’s not about a profit gain. If I wanted to make a profit I would sell cheap fruit smoothies. It’s my way of giving.”

‘I Hope I Make Friends’

Section dinner in Prentiss dining hall

Alex Brockman, Feature Writer

September 21, 2017

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

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Alissa Antilla, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017

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

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Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

September 7, 2017

You know about the doldrums.

Walla Walla: Sin City

Alissa Antilla and Alex Brockman

May 4, 2017

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

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

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...

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