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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...

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...

Breaking: Board of Trustees Vote to Fully Divest Whitman College from the Fossil Fuel Industry

Alissa Antilla, Managing Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Friday, November 9, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to fully divest Whitman College from the fossil fuel industry. “I think it’s a really powerful statement that we’re at least more committed than we used to be towards ethical investing," said senior Tyee Williams. "And that we do...

OP-ED: Whitman’s Money Perpetuates Violence

Divest Whitman

November 9, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Letter to the Editor, OPINION

Power, privilege and race. These are everyday buzzwords at a school like Whitman where everybody is eager to prove their progressive politics. But what does this mean in terms of environmentalism on campus? Climbing gyms, Patagonia jackets and young toned, national park frequenting white bodies...

Cross Country Finishes Strong

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

In October, Whitman’s cross country team journeyed over to the Northwest Conference Championship at McIver State Park, hosted by Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. The women’s team as a whole placed third in the conference, which landed them with three all-conference spots. Maya Virshup, a...

Hummus Hummus Now Serving Walla Walla

Hummus Hummus Now Serving Walla Walla

Will Booth, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The Beginning of Hummus Hummus   There is a new way to indulge in everyone’s favorite spread as Hummus Hummus — the newest addition to the fantastic Walla Walla food scene — has arrived to the Gut Grub Lot on 509 E Main Street with plenty of fresh chickpeas and tahini.   Th...

Cleveland Commons Opens to Student Backlash

Cleveland Commons Opens to Student Backlash

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Oct. 29, the new all-campus dining hall Cleveland Commons was opened to students. Students are now receiving higher quality food, but many are concerned that this is paired with higher prices. According to Roger Edens, the General Manager of Bon Appetit, the intent behind Cleveland Commons wa...

Staff Member Profiles

Staff Member Profiles

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Maybe you’ve seen them at Reid Campus Center during lunch rush, or toting a custodian’s cart by their side down the hall of your dorm — or maybe you have seldom heard of them, tucked away in seemingly far-off Boyer House, among all the rubber and printing ink that keeps our printers going. R...

Proposed Faculty Motion Prompts Discussion About Greek Life

Mickey Shin, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Greek Life, NEWS

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, faculty gathered to discuss a proposed motion to eliminate “single-sex social and residential organizations.” The motion, which began circulating through the faculty listserv, was recommended by Assistant Professor of Classics Dana Burgess. Initially, the motion proposed the abolishment of...

Brown V. McMorris Rodgers: Walla Walla Debate

Brown V. McMorris Rodgers: Walla Walla Debate

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, House Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R.) and challenger Lisa Brown (D.) sparred in their in their last debate prior to Election Day Nov. 6. Brown hopes to unseat McMorris Rodgers who has held her position as Representative of Washington’s fifth congressional district si...

A Big Show Called “Big Love”

A Big Show Called “Big Love”

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

“Big Love,” a play by Charles Mee and directed by Professor and Paul Garrett Fellow Christopher Petit, premiered this past weekend on the Alexander Stage. Audiences were engulfed by the tumultuous storyline, which celebrated women and addressed pertinent issues of gender politics and refugee cr...

SOS, Sirens of Swank, Schwa – Spectacular Speakeasy

SOS, Sirens of Swank, Schwa – Spectacular Speakeasy

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Free medicine and a cappella music — what else does one need? On Saturday, Oct. 20, Whitman held an event called Speakeasy Concert 2018 organized by the SOS volunteer club and sponsored by the Pre-health Society in Cordiner Hall. The entry was free but small donations of $5-10 were encouraged by ...

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