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Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

May 10, 2018


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As the school year draws to a close, Whitman students and faculty say farewell to Catherine Gould Chism Professor of Music Dr. Susan Pickett, who will be retiring at the end of this semester. Pickett, who has taught at Whitman for thirty-seven years, has been a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend...

Art Installation Reclaims Immigrant Narratives in Walla Walla

Art Installation Reclaims Immigrant Narratives in Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

May 3, 2018


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Students at Whitman and Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) shed light on immigrant experiences and seeks to raise awareness surrounding over-simplified misconceptions about immigrants through a joint art installation to be set up on both Whitman’s campus and at the high school in early May. Coordinate...

Throwback: Mullets at Whitman

Throwback: Mullets at Whitman

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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Mullets have made their comeback at Whitman–if only for a while–recalling David Bowie and other iconic mullet-bearers with a blast from the past. This well-known haircut, characterized by long hair at the back of the head and short hair at the front and sides, has withstood tests of time, and du...

A Look Into Whitman’s Endowment

A Look Into Whitman’s Endowment

Andrew Schwartz, Radio Editor

May 3, 2018


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Editor of The Wire Radio Hour Andrew Schwartz sat down with Politics Major Meg Rierson ‘18 for last week’s show to discuss her thesis “Endowments and the Elite: A Political Economic Analysis of the Whitman Endowment.” Seeking to examine whose interests the Whitman endowment really serves, Rierson ...

Golf Exceeds Expectations

Golf Exceeds Expectations

John Lyon, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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This spring, both the men’s and women’s golf teams performed above and beyond expectations. The men’s team was predicted to finish eighth going into the season, however, after a strong two-day campaign in the Northwest Conference Tournament in which they finished sixth, finished seventh for the...

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 26, 2018


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The 2018 Senior Art Thesis Exhibition has arrived with big, bold strokes. With 14 artists displaying work in Sheehan Gallery and four in the Fouts exhibition space, the exhibition provides an opportunity for senior art majors to share their work with the community. This year’s pieces make great...

Texting Through Crisis

Texting Through Crisis

Claire Reichle, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018


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On a typical night in Walla Walla, Whitman students are typing away on their laptops. Sophomore Omar Aldahleh isn’t writing a paper or updating his status – he is texting strangers in crisis. Hailing from Redmond, Wash., Adahleh recently declared a major in psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience. Since...

Men’s Tennis Ties Consecutive NWC Titles Record

Men’s Tennis Ties Consecutive NWC Titles Record

Emily Solomon

April 26, 2018


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Whitman’s men’s tennis team earned the right to host the Northwest Conference postseason tournament this past weekend. The team finished first in the standings of the league’s regular season and is ranked 21st nationally. Whitman is led by first team All-NWC selections senior Zach Hewlin and...

Walla Walla 2040: An Interview With Dennis Crockett

Walla Walla 2040: An Interview With Dennis Crockett

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

April 25, 2018


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As Walla Walla City Council met earlier this week to discuss changing land use as part of the Walla Walla 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Dennis Crockett, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies, is wrapping up another semester of his class “Architectural History of Walla Walla.” Thi...

The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Sadie, Penny and Geo, all portrayed by Whitman students, lie motionless on a few threadbare carpets. Ocean circles them, her eyes drifting over the audience; she is dressed in the sea-green of the tormented ocean. The others are more traditionally Northwest: leather jackets, ripped and patched jeans...

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 19, 2018


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This year’s David Nord Award, an annual prize given to students for projects addressing problems that queer communities face, went to junior Colleen Boken and alumna Anna Zheng. Each chose a creative project to pursue: Boken curated an art exhibition called “Perspectives: Binaries in Disruption”...

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Recounts Suit Against Trump Administration

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Recounts Suit Against Trump Administration

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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On Friday, April 13, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited Whitman to give a speech open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and Walla Walla community members gathered in Olin Auditorium that morning to hear Ferguson’s talk, titled “Challenging the President.” Ferguson has successfully f...

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