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Swiftwater rescue class traverses Lakum Duckum

Swiftwater rescue class traverses Lakum Duckum

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 18, Assistant Director of the Outdoor Program Stuart Chapin’s Swift Water Rescue class — a sports studies, recreation and athletics (SSRA) course — built a tyrolean traverse. A tyrolean traverse is when a rope is established across a gap in a cliff or a river in order to mov...

A home for longer than four years: Whitties from Walla Walla

A home for longer than four years: Whitties from Walla Walla

Emma Foley, Feature Writer

November 7, 2019

James Bogley ‘20 found out he got into Whitman when the director of admissions and his admissions counselor surprised him at his high school with his acceptance package. This personal touch is familiar to a small subset of accepted students: those from the Walla Walla Valley. Some have Walla Walla...

Mx. Whitman: Contributing talent towards community

Mx. Whitman: Contributing talent towards community

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

Last Saturday, Nov. 2, Cordiner Hall was enlivened by entertaining performers, witty hosts and a rowdy audience during the Mx. Whitman event. Mx. Whitman is an annual philanthropy event organized by Whitman sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG), created to raise money for a local organization in Walla ...

Wire Watch: Nov. 7-14

Wire Watch: Nov. 7-14

November 7, 2019

Nov. 8: Fridays at Four featuring Jonathan Dubay, violin, and Nancy Ives, cello Friday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m., Kimball Theatre. A musical performance of violin and cello as part of the Fridays at Four series.   Nov. 8: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday, Nov. 8, 10 p.m., Maxey Auditori...

Chamber Singers commemorate challenges, peace

Chamber Singers commemorate challenges, peace

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

It was the modern U.S. premiere of Sebastián de Vivanco’s 16th-century piece, “Lamentations for Maundy Thursday,” but junior Ronja Mokranova, alto II for the Whitman Chamber Singers — a group of consisting of 20 Whitman student singers, mostly juniors and seniors — wasn’t nervous. “See...

Leftover food listserv combats food waste

Leftover food listserv combats food waste

Louis Moench, News Reporter

November 7, 2019

Junior Adam Rooney started a free food email list this semester because he noticed how much food was being thrown away after catered events on campus. He believes the email list is a simple solution to the problem of food waste: tell people where to go with their reusable containers, and let them eat. ...

Faith takes shape at Whitman

Faith takes shape at Whitman

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

This past weekend, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life organized Whitman's first ever Interfaith Summit, an event that gave students from all backgrounds an opportunity to speak on their experiences regarding religious identity at Whitman and the possibility of having a specifically designed int...

Fall Festival: Celebrating the season

Fall Festival: Celebrating the season

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 31, 2019

This past weekend, students and parents alike gathered on the Stanton lawn for caramel apples, a photo booth and no less than 120 pumpkins to carve for the second annual Fall Festival, hosted by the Whitman Events Board (WEB) on Saturday, Oct. 27. WEB chair and senior Blake Killingsworth explained the pre...

Journey back to the alma mater: Whitman alumni return as professors

Journey back to the alma mater: Whitman alumni return as professors

Miyona Katayama, Feature Writer

October 31, 2019

Being the tight-knit and relatively self-selective institution that Whitman is, it is no surprise that a number of graduates from throughout the years have decided to come back as faculty. Many professors are drawn back to Whitman for a combination of reasons, such as the practicalities of a limited...

Whitman Greek Life under review

Whitman Greek Life under review

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

October 29, 2019

Just over one year after an Oct. 24, 2018 faculty meeting during which a motion to eliminate “single-sex social and residential organizations” was brought forward for discussion by Charles E. and Margery B. Anderson Endowed Professor of Humanities and Professor of Classics Dana Burgess, the pro...

Liberal arts offers nontraditional paths to medical school

Liberal arts offers nontraditional paths to medical school

Sarah Holloway, Feature Reporter

October 24, 2019

With a high demand in the job market for students with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees, there is a looming concern whether a liberal arts education is sufficient. Liberal arts is the exploration of matters not related to vocational, professional or technical curriculums. What...

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m. practices, though senior forward Lily Gustafson hasn’t given too much thought to the bright and early...

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