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All-international executive team takes on Freedom Songs

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Editor December 8, 2022

Sophomore Diana Issa takes pride in the elements of the Freedom Zine that her home country of Belarus inspired: its red and white cover and its bold typeface. These, however, are the same qualities...

Parade of Lights ushers in the holiday season

Parade of Lights ushers in the holiday season

Ben Kearney, News Reporter December 8, 2022

December in Walla Walla always starts off merrily with the annual Holiday Parade of Lights. Held the first Saturday in December, the event is organized by the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation and features...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Your invisibility is your privilege

Kainat Ansari, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

When we think of the word "invisibility," we think of it as the power to render oneself unable to be seen. This term appears to be very simple on the surface, until we realize that invisibility is a privilege....

Native American Heritage Month at Whitman

Native American Heritage Month at Whitman

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Native American Heritage Month and the 175th anniversary of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman’s death took place this November.  Declared on Aug. 3, 1990 by the Bush administration, Native American...

Illustration by Amelia Ebling.

Students have a ball at the RenFaire Winter Ball

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter December 8, 2022

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Renaissance Faire (RenFaire) Planning Committee hosted its first annual Winter Ball. Dressed-up students gathered in the glamorously decorated Reid Ballroom, with round tables...

Illustration by Amelia Ebling.

Do we still need daylight saving time in 2022?

Ben Kearney, News Reporter November 17, 2022

In March 2022, the U.S. Senate passed legislation, the Sunshine Protection Act, to make daylight saving time (DST) permanent. While the legislation would not take effect until November of 2023, many...

Decolonizing Whitman: Rethinking the landscape

Decolonizing Whitman: Rethinking the landscape

Sara Marshall, News Editor November 17, 2022

Whitman’s landscape is typically advertised as idyllic scenery amid the arid Walla Walla Valley. With creeks meandering through campus and trees towering over sidewalks, Whitman embodies a lush “park...

Photo contributed by Jake Lee.

Students make a splash with Birdbath

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor November 17, 2022

A brightly-colored background and large, punny header greet readers as a long list of articles stream below, with titles including “They Should've Let Me Write 'Gossip Girl,'” “Bram Stoker's...

Illustration by M Hu.

The week of a zombie apocalypse

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter November 17, 2022

The epic battle between zombies and humans took place on Whitman's campus during the week of Nov. 7. Over the past 10 years, Humans vs. Zombies is an event that has been carried out at many colleges nationwide....

The definitive answer to when you can listen to holiday music

The definitive answer to when you can listen to holiday music

Carmel Stephan, The Grinch November 17, 2022

November is upon us, and with its arrival, comes the age-old question: when is it appropriate to start listening to winter holiday music? Some eccentrics begin listening the second September rolls...

Funding for police body cameras excluded in proposed city budget

Funding for police body cameras excluded in proposed city budget

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter November 10, 2022

The City of Walla Walla excluded body cameras in the proposed biennium (two-year) budget for the Walla Walla Police Department (WWPD), which was released Oct. 31, 2022. Along with the cameras, WWPD requested...

Photo by Jake Lee.

Whitman Orchestra opens on a high note

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Campus Life Reporter November 10, 2022

The orchestra opened their fall season on Nov. 1 with an evening concert in Cordiner Hall. Associate Professor of Music Paul Luongo conducted his musicians, swinging his svelte baton for an hour. The ensemble...

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