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Gut Grub Food Truck Lot: An Eatery for Whitman Students

Annie Means

January 15, 2020

Located right across from the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center, the Gut Grub Food Truck offers a close and convenient spot to eat off-campus. The lot rotates food trucks with the seasons and boasts a string light lit outdoor seating area.

Yeehaw Aloha

Annie Means, Videographer

December 19, 2019

Run by Laurel Delong and her husband Gabriel, Yeehaw Aloha is one of the most eccentric and loved thrift stores in Walla Walla. Whitman students and community members alike frequent the shop, but many people don't know that the money they spend at Yeehaw Aloha goes back into supporting the Youth of Walla...

Bridging gaps of accessibility in the Walla Walla community

Bridging gaps of accessibility in the Walla Walla community

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

December 12, 2019

At an institution with competitive enrollment based off grades and test scores, Whitman is inherently inaccessible to certain members of the larger community with developmental, intellectual or learning disabilities. However, for students attending Whitman, the institution provides many disability support...

“Ripe Frenzy” demands dialogue on school shootings

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

For senior Miranda LaFond, dramaturge (i.e. literary advisor) for “Ripe Frenzy” — a play by Jennifer Barclay telling the story of a high school shooting in a small town in upstate New York — the violence of school shootings complicates our individuated understanding of "perpetrator" and encourages...

Tara Graves joins the Sheehan Gallery team

Tara Graves joins the Sheehan Gallery team

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

Tara Graves is many things: a former corporate worker who resigned after 10 years to go to art school, a photographer, an art studio owner. On Oct. 28, she also became the Sheehan Gallery assistant. Graves found her way to Whitman after resigning from her position as the Walla Walla Foundry’s photo...

WEB Winter Wonderland: Skating and singing into the season

WEB Winter Wonderland: Skating and singing into the season

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the platform outside of Cordiner Hall was turned into a winter wonderland — WEB’s Winter Wonderland, to be exact. Between hot drinks, ice skating and performances from Whitman’s a capella groups, the event had something for everyone attending.  This is the first time WEB has been able to ...

Goodbye, Goodwill

Goodbye, Goodwill

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

December 10, 2019

The Goodwill currently located in downtown Walla Walla, on the corner of Spokane St. and Alder St., will be moving to College Place and opening in the spring of 2021. Goodwill Industries of the Columbia, the larger organization that owns Walla Walla Goodwill, recently purchased a three-acre parcel...

Reorienting the first year experience

Reorienting the first year experience

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

December 9, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dean of Students Kazi Joshua sent out an email to the student body addressing a potential removal of the first-year pre-orientation "Immersion" programs, which includes Scrambles, SCOREs and Explorations.  The proposed restructuring of orientation and pre-orientation was develope...

YWCA: Services from and for Walla Walla women

YWCA: Services from and for Walla Walla women

Emma Foley, Feature Reporter

December 5, 2019

The shelter at Walla Walla’s YWCA looks not unlike a college dorm: a hallway breaks off into individual rooms that consist of a bed, table and closet. Upon arrival, residents go over expectations for group living; they carry their toiletries from their room to the bathroom and label their food in the...

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-13

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-13

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

Whitman College Student Voice and Piano Recital Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Chism Recital Hall The Whitman College Music Department presents performances from vocalists Haley King, Evan Marks and Chloe Hood, and pianists Scarlett He and Annika Cahill. This event is free and open to the public. &nb...

Student Code of Conduct explored at ASWC Town Hall

Student Code of Conduct explored at ASWC Town Hall

Louis Moench, News Reporter

December 5, 2019

This year, President of the Associated Students of Whitman College Isaiah Banta has organized a series of town hall-style meetings on campus, a process formalized in the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) by-laws. The two meetings so far have taken place in common spaces around campus: Re...

Blues cross country success continues in regionals, nationals

Blues cross country success continues in regionals, nationals

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

December 5, 2019

The women’s cross country team had a strong showing in the Northwest Conference (NWC) Championship, placing first amongst some very talented conference competition. It is the first time they have accomplished the feat since 1999. The Blues’ efforts at the NWC Championship propelled them to R...

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