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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Action from the White House to Restore Columbia Basin Salmon Populations

Action from the White House to Restore Columbia Basin Salmon Populations

Kaitlyn Salazar, Science & Environment Writer October 26, 2023

The role of salmon in the Pacific Northwest cannot be understated. They are a keystone species in both coastal and inland ecological systems and they generate billions in economic activity through...

Long Road Ahead Following Downtown Gas Leak

Long Road Ahead Following Downtown Gas Leak

Natalie Comerford and Coden Stark October 19, 2023

The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center evacuated on Sept. 14 due to a mysterious chemical odor in their basement, and remained closed for almost a month. Since then, the City of Walla Walla,...

Photo contributed by Brit Moss

Programmable Plants? Engineering Plant Growth Control Systems

Alicia Buchter, Science & Environment Editor October 19, 2023

Plant-based burgers that bleed, microbes that produce unnaturally strong spider silk, face masks with a CRISPR sensor for wearable detection of SARS-CoV-2 and plants that can be programmed like computers:...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Tinder: Sparking the Unexpected

Amelia Leach, Feature Writer October 19, 2023

Tinder entered the dating app scene in 2012 as a haven for young people seeking "short term fun" or casual hookups. However, over the course of a decade, people’s views on the app have expanded,...

Photo contributed by Whitman Students for Justice in Palestine

Beyond the Bubble: A Look at the Latest Israeli-Palestinian Clashes

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter October 19, 2023

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, prompting a formal Israeli declaration of war against the group. Thousands of Palestinians and...

Illustration by M Hu

Money Talks, Players Walk

Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Columnist October 19, 2023

Trades are one of the most entertaining parts of American sports. There is no greater feeling than being a fan when your team goes all in on a huge trade to bring in a top 25 player in the league,...

Blue Zones Project Seeks to Decrease Substance Use Among Local Youth

Ansley Peard, News Reporter October 5, 2023

On Sept. 25, the Blue Zones Project of the Walla Walla Valley presented at the Walla Walla City Council members' work session to request that the City Council consider enacting a resolution that would...

Illustration by Paloma Link

Double Jeopardy: Jaahnavi Kandula’s Murder

Lily Yost, Opinion Writer October 5, 2023

Jaahnavi Kandula, a graduate student from Southern India, was crossing the street in Seattle when a speeding cop car struck and killed her. Officer Daniel Auderer, a drug-recognition expert and elected...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Aya Mahmoudi, News Reporter September 28, 2023

Sept. 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage month. It is also independence day for several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Originally,...

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Israel’s Democracy Problem

Alissa Berman, Owen Jakel, and Dante Filippetto September 28, 2023

In a move that has been dubbed by the New York Times as questioning the sanctity of Israeli democracy, the Israeli Supreme Court has begun to debate over Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu's attempt...

Turbines on the Horizon? Whitman’s Sustainability Vision Faces Winds of Change

Turbines on the Horizon? Whitman’s Sustainability Vision Faces Winds of Change

Kaitlyn Salazar, Science & Environment Writer September 28, 2023

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“Spotlight: Solo, Slam, Stand-Up” Comedy and Vulnerability at Harper Joy Theatre

“Spotlight: Solo, Slam, Stand-Up” Comedy and Vulnerability at Harper Joy Theatre

Shira Nudler, Campus Life Reporter September 28, 2023

From Sept. 23-24,  students took the stage to perform self-written creative pieces with the guidance of three guest artists as a part of Whitman’s Guest Artists Program. Six solo acts took to the...

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