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The Voice of Walla Walla Fosters Collaboration

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The three colleges in the Walla Walla Valley united for a night of music with “The Voice of Walla Walla,” the first ever tri-college singing competition between the schools. Eleven contestants from Whitman, Walla Walla University (WWU) and Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) performed the ev...

Hari Kondabolu Is No Joke

Hari Kondabolu Is No Joke

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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On Friday, February 3, comedian Hari Kondabolu took to the stage in Reid basement to deliver a brilliant range of liberal arts-themed jokes. He began the evening with a clever discussion of the college's namesake, then moved into themes surrounding race, gender, religion and even mangoes. While not every...

Remembering Kip Rand

Remembering Kip Rand

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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On Saturday, January 20, the Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival held the Kip Rand Memorial Backcountry Race at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. Kip Rand, who was the director of the Wallowa Avalanche Center in Pendleton, Ore., died on March 7, 2017 in an avalanche while skiing Mt. Joseph. This festival...

Who’s Got Next: Women in Pickup

Who’s Got Next: Women in Pickup

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Sports are one of the most popular activities on Whitman’s campus. From varsity games to club sports and intramurals, students don’t take athletics lightly. With both the women’s and men’s varsity basketball teams leading the Northwest Conference as the school to beat this season, the sport is...

VWRS Fiction Writer Juan Martinez Visits Campus

VWRS Fiction Writer Juan Martinez Visits Campus

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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New and experienced writers alike had much to learn from the latest Visiting Writers Reading Series talk, featuring fiction writer Juan Martinez in Kimball Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 1. Martinez, the author of award-winning short fiction collections and an upcoming novel, read selections from his s...

Through the Windows of the Barber Shop

Through the Windows of the Barber Shop

Alissa Antilla, Feature Editor

February 8, 2018


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Walla Walla native Ellen Saager has been watching Walla Walla grow from the windows of her barber shop — Ellen’s Cutting Edge — since 1987. Before that, she watched from the windows of her home on Penrose Ave, around where Whitman’s Physical Plant currently sits. She has seen Walla W...

#4 Blues Keep Winning Streak Going

#4 Blues Keep Winning Streak Going

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018


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Whitman women’s basketball has had an incredible season so far. With a record of 18-1, 18 victories in a row and ranked 4th in the nation, the team has high aspirations for this season. Senior Emily Rommel talked with us about the team’s performance and goals. For Emily, the fact that the team is...

From Cambodian Pros to D1 Foes, Men’s Tennis Prepares for 2018 Season

From Cambodian Pros to D1 Foes, Men’s Tennis Prepares for 2018 Season

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018


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This year, the men’s tennis team topped off their winter break abroad with a challenging, yet memorable training trip to Cambodia that would mark the beginning of spring season. The following weekend, Whitman’s 14th-ranked men’s tennis team would travel to Gonzaga University to take on the ...

Whitman’s Residential Identity: Student Housing Responds to Changing Market

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 1, 2018


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Walla Walla is changing, fast. Between wine, tech and tourism, the valley is seeing a dramatic influx of white-collar folks looking for homes, and the market is responding. Whitman College is hardly immune to these trends, and the school is taking action to better understand the changes and their imp...

What’s in a Mission Statement?

What’s in a Mission Statement?

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 1, 2018


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On January 16, after months of feedback, meetings and revisions, President Kathy Murray presented the Whitman community with the final draft of the college’s new mission statement to be discussed by the Board of Trustees next week. The statement reads as follows: Situated within the rich landscape ...

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In late December 2017, the Washington-based community activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando was served a “Notice to Appear,” which marks the beginning of deportation proceedings by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mora-Villalpando is a 47-year-old Mexican native who has lived in the US ...

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

January 28, 2018


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Sheehan Gallery now hosts a rare opportunity to experience art by all of the Whitman studio art department faculty in one space. This Whitman Studio Art Department Faculty Exhibition opened on January 22 and will remain up until April 6. The exhibition features works by professors working with...

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