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Rathskeller Pub Night

Rathskeller Pub Night

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

On the evening of Saturday, Dec. 1, the Whitman Events Board transformed the coffeehouse of Reid into a “rathskeller,” a German term for a pub or restaurant in a basement. From 7 to 10 p.m., Whitman students had the opportunity to listen to four live bands, enjoy fun desserts, play arcade games and...

Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

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. ...

Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Mud-splattered calves were a common sight last Friday as the cross-country team wrapped up their sixth annual “Who Do You Run For?” event. “Who Do You Run For?” is a 24-hour long jog-a-thon in which members of the cross-country team run laps around Ankeny. They sign up for hour-long shifts to ensu...

RAs Reapply in Record Numbers

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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...

Swimming for a Cure: the Hour of Power

Swimming for a Cure: the Hour of Power

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

For one hour on Nov. 13, swimmers around the nation swam like their lives depended on it - because some day they might. The Hour of Power is a nation-wide relay event in which thousands of swimmers simultaneously dive into their pools and swim nonstop as a team for 60 minutes in remembrance of Ted M...

Whitman Connection to Schools

Whitman Connection to Schools

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

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...

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Cory Cogley, A&E Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Uncategorized

YACHT Concert - Reid Ballroom (Thursday Nov. 29th @ 7pm) YACHT is a dance-pop band from Portland, Oregon and is currently based in Los Angeles. Join WEB for their last concert of the semester! Fridays at Four: Russian and Turkish Music for Cello & Piano (Friday Nov. 30th at 4pm) Come to ...

Freedom Songs — Sharing Stories of Home

Freedom Songs — Sharing Stories of Home

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the fourth annual Freedom Songs concert took place in Harper Joy Theater. The sold-out production centered around the theme of home and belonging and featured performances by instrumentalists, all three campus a cappella groups, solo vocalists, dancers and spoken word poets. Coupl...

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Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Thursday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Auditorium Kevin Begos, a journalist who writes on energy, science, wine, the environment and culture is speaking about his new book “Tasting the Past — The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Original Wine Grapes.” He was a Knight Science J...

Social Media

Social Media

Claire Reichle, Feature Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

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...

ASWC 2.0

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The restructuring of ASWC remains a prevalent topic within the Whitman student body, with many discussions taking on a more tangible form. Gautam Produturi, the interim Facilitator for ASWC, recently drafted “A Proposal to Restructure ASWC” and presented it during a Senate meeting on November 11...

Rocky Horror: A Celebration of Queer Bodies

Rocky Horror: A Celebration of Queer Bodies

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

On Nov. 2, The Rocky Horror Picture Show stormed the aisles and pounded the stage of Maxey Auditorium. A national and Whitman tradition, the eclectic performance involves a horror film screening, a shadow cast and musical dance numbers. The dress code is less is more, and the language is the dirtier the be...

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