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“Travel for exploration’s sake”: Senior Liam Voorhees wins Watson Fellowship to study waterways abroad

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

As senior Liam Voorhees nears the end of his Whitman career, he is preparing to embark on a yearlong multi-country fellowship to study river systems and food production. Voorhees was awarded the Thomas...

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Season closes for some sports after semester of wins and losses

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 9, 2021

Over the past few weeks, Whitman’s swimming, basketball, volleyball and soccer teams have wrapped up their competitive seasons. But before these athletes begin to move into the next phases of their training,...

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Whitman EMTs serve and get to know Walla Walla community

Emma Foley, Feature Editor April 9, 2021

Several Whitman students have become emergency medical technicians (EMTs) while they are in school, a path that they say is difficult but often rewarding because of the connections they forge with...

Get your gender expectations out of my inbox

Get your gender expectations out of my inbox

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor April 9, 2021

If you’ve ever received an email from me, I’m sure you’ve noticed my bubbly email persona. Virtually every email I send has at least one exclamation point, one smiley face and probably one or two...

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Andrae’s Kitchen finds new life as “AK’s Mercado” on Main Street

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

  Andrae’s Kitchen, the brainchild of chef and owner Andrae Bopp, lived in CENEX fuel plaza at Rose and 9th Street for the past ten years. On March 15, Andrae’s Kitchen debuted on Main...

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Delayed, shorter and online: Greek life’s unconventional recruitment

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

A semester late and now, entirely online, Whitman’s sororities and fraternities completed formal recruitment in early February.  Primary Greek life recruitment is traditionally held in the fall,...

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Students react to split-up spring break

Sydney Bellon, Feature Reporter April 1, 2021

This semester, spring break is divided across five separate weeks, with one day of each week allocated for a "spring break day." While many students feel that this is reasonable in order to prevent the...

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So Home Collective: Walla Walla’s stylish new plant shop

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

Recently, an elegant new plant shop opened on Boyer Ave, just a two-to-three-minute walk from Reid Campus Center. Dedicated solely to plants, So Home Collective offers an array of products that satisfies...

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Joel Gaytan celebrates the Latinx community of Walla Walla in “B Sides from el barrio”

Mo Dow , A&E Reporter April 1, 2021

  Identity, community and heritage featured prominently in a new exhibit by Joel Gaytan, an Archive Assistant at Whitman College, who displayed his work at the Stevens Gallery in Reid this...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

BIPOC Outdoors Club creates space for students of color

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 1, 2021

Whitman’s recently founded BIPOC Outdoors Club seeks to create a welcoming and accessible space on campus for students of color to experience outdoor recreation. The idea of founding an outdoor club...

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Professor of Music Michael Simon releases rock EP chronicling pandemic isolation

Mo Dow , A&E Reporter March 25, 2021

As part of the masters program at Berklee College of Music, Whitman's senior adjunct professor of music Michael Simon released an EP (mini-album) this month. The EP, "Social Distancing: Four Songs of...

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Athletes reflect on online viewership for Spring 2021 season

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter March 25, 2021

Whitman's COVID-19 policies have moved viewership of athletics matches online for everyone not directly involved with the team. This is just one of a number of new challenges that teams have had to overcome...

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