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Recycling Reconsidered

Recycling Reconsidered

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

China currently processes the vast majority of the West Coast’s recycling, including the recycling from Whitman and Walla Walla. However, by the end of 2017, China will no longer accept some types of plastics and all but the best sorted and cleaned recycled goods. For Whitman, this has meant that r...

“Promised Land” Hits Close to Home: Indigenous Struggles in the Northwest

“Promised Land” Hits Close to Home: Indigenous Struggles in the Northwest

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The film "Promised Land" addresses the ongoing political struggle of various indigenous tribes in the Pacific Northwest. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the award-winning social justice documentary was shown in Olin Auditorium, followed by a panel consisting of filmmakers Sarah and Vasant Salcedo and Vice Chairman...

Now Airing on ESPN: Whitman Alum Riley Foreman

Now Airing on ESPN: Whitman Alum Riley Foreman

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Whitman College 2015 graduate Riley Foreman is a journalistic inspiration for those of us writing for The Whitman Wire. The former sports writer for the previously named Pioneer now works in Bristol, Connecticut as a researcher for ESPN. The summer before her senior year at Whitman, she completed an int...

Homemade and From the Heart

Homemade and From the Heart

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The eigth annual Winter Craft fair took place this past Monday, December 4 in Reid Ballroom. As attendees sipped hot cider, they were able to appreciate and purchase art, handmade items and baked goods crafted by Whitties and community members alike. Sophomore Emma Saas attended the fair in hopes...

Expectations High for Blues Basketball

Expectations High for Blues Basketball

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Web Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Number one in the nation. Number eight in the nation. Deep runs in the NCAA tournament. Strong cores of returners and dynamic first years. To every opponent Whitman’s basketball teams will face this year, the back of the Blues’ jerseys are adorned not with numbers but with massive, dripping red ...

“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

This year, “SPACING,” the Whitman Dance department's fall dance performance, wove elements of music, voice and language through abstract movement. The performance, which ran from Nov. 9 to 12, was composed of four pieces choreographed by New York-based guest artist Katy Pyle and by Whitman faculty...

KWCW Spotlight: The Witching Hour

KWCW Spotlight: The Witching Hour

Varinia Balkins, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Walla Walla’s one-and-only Harry Potter themed radio show airs right from Whitman’s very own KWCW radio. Sundays, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., seniors Megan Gleason and Jane Kern co-host Whitman’s longest student-run radio show, “The Witching Hour.” What started years ago–as Gleason and K...

e-knowledge

e-knowledge

Sophia Strabo, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Books are inseparable from a liberal arts campus. It is hard to envision Whitman without them: students leafing through stacks in the library; a folded paperback copy of “The Grapes of Wrath” in a student’s back pocket; an eroded volume of Foucault on the Sig front yard; or a succession of Encounters...

Athletes Abroad: Whitman Makes its Mark on Professional Sports Worldwide

Athletes Abroad: Whitman Makes its Mark on Professional Sports Worldwide

Gaby Thomas, Sports Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category, SPORTS

For the majority of Division III athletes, the end of their athletic careers tend to coincide with the end of their college careers. A few may go on to play in lighthearted adult club leagues, swim for a masters program or continue to train for the occasional marathon. Some may even make a career out...

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

Erin Lopez, News Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

ASWC has yet to make a decision on a piece of legislation that would make the Director of Diversity and Inclusion a voting member. Legislation has been drafted, support gained, but no decision has been made. Nearing the end of the first formal Senate discussion on the issue, which occurred this past...

Kaleidoscope Concert: A Multi-Colored Experience

Kaleidoscope Concert: A Multi-Colored Experience

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Music poured out from every corner of Hunter Conservatory at this year’s second annual Kaleidoscope Concert on Sunday, Nov. 5, turning the intimate space into a multi-colored, immersive experience unparalleled by any other concert Whitties might attend. An experimental performance, Kaleidoscope...

End of Airbnb in Walla Walla

End of Airbnb in Walla Walla

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

“This is a witch hunt. Council is currently going against the better advice of Chamber of Commerce, against the better advice of the Walla Walla Association of Realtors, against the better advice of staff. I’m almost speechless,” says Sam Galano, Walla Wallan and owner of a small portfolio of short...

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