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Hewlin and Carter are ITA All Americans

Hewlin and Carter are ITA All Americans

Christian McDonald, Sports Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Men’s Northwest Regional is an excellent opportunity for elite Northwest conference players to battle for the honor of playing in the Oracle Cup later this month in Rome, Ga. Seniors Zach Hewlin and Robert Carter saw this opportunity, took it and ran with it a...

BE MORE FUNNY!!!

BE MORE FUNNY!!!

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

“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.”

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A Plush Platform to Share Music with Tiny Futon Concerts

A Plush Platform to Share Music with Tiny Futon Concerts

Emma Chung, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

An underground music scene is brewing at Whitman College. Tiny Futon Concerts, a project started by Jake Barokas ’18, is an online platform for student bands and musicians to share their music. What started as a casual jam session between band mates and a joint desire to share their music became a...

From Noise to Art: Tatsuya Nakatani Sculpts Sound

From Noise to Art: Tatsuya Nakatani Sculpts Sound

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

In the crash of cymbals and ringing of singing bowls, a seemingly random series of noise is shaped into a sculpture of sound. Tatsuya Nakatani, master percussionist and sound artist, demonstrated this when he gave a solo performance and short talk at the Whitman Dance Studio on Tuesday, October 3. The...

A New Era for the Blues: Whitman Reacts to New Logo

A New Era for the Blues: Whitman Reacts to New Logo

Christian McDonald, Sports Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The changing of Whitman’s mascot from the politically charged Missionary to the Blues meant that the old–and one might say elegant—athletics logo was in need of a facelift. Whitman’s one-time emblem that appeared as if the capitalized ‘W’ was linked arm-in-arm with its fellow consonant ...

Night at the Station

Night at the Station

Damon Reynolds, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

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.”

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Shadowing Chalese Rabidue

Shadowing Chalese Rabidue

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

I sit outside room 108 in the Courthouse on Main St., not knowing what to expect. I am greeted by Kandice, a YWCA advocate. She unlocks the room and Chalese Rabidue, the Domestic Violence Services Officer for the Police Department, comes in moments later. Every Monday-Friday, from 11:30-1:00, Chalese...

ASWC Opening Senate Foregrounds Diversity and Accessibility

ASWC Opening Senate Foregrounds Diversity and Accessibility

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The first meeting of the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) was held this past Sunday, Oct. 1. As another year of meetings and projects are beginning, ASWC appears to be taking steps forward to make their activities more accessible for everyone. Specific goals that ASWC has this yea...

Isaacs Construction Impacts Local Businesses

Isaacs Construction Impacts Local Businesses

Maggie Chang, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The construction on Isaacs Street, that began second semester last year and will end October of this year, has proven to be harmful to several businesses that line East Isaacs Street. Isaacs Street is undergoing construction that will hopefully improve the safety of the street by adding marked pede...

Enrollment Shortfall Pressures Budget

Enrollment Shortfall Pressures Budget

Chris Hankin, News Editor

September 28, 2017


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Whitman has a budget problem. Caught between the pincer of underenrollment and unplanned growth in the faculty, Whitman is digging into its contingency fund to prevent sudden cuts. Though over the short-term there will be no drastic changes, if the school cannot regain financial stability in the next...

One Kilometer In: A Look at the Blues’ Cross Country Season

One Kilometer In: A Look at the Blues’ Cross Country Season

Gaby Thomas, Sports Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The Cross Country team is an elusive one compared to the rest of the varsity teams at Whitman College. They have no pool, court or field to call their own; the bulk of their training is done outside the path of a typical Whitman student’s daily ventures—and unlike the basketball or tennis teams—thei...

Greek Life Attracts Fewer New Members

Greek Life Attracts Fewer New Members

Tywen Kelly, Publisher

September 27, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Sororities and fraternities this year both experienced a low turnout for recruitment and rush, resulting in smaller pledges classes all around. The fraternities received a total of 53 pledges, notably below their goal of 60. Sororities, which balance and distribute bids, lowered their pledge class size...

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