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Whitman Wire

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Whitman Wire

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From sonnets to PewDiePie: Whitman seniors discuss their final exams

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor March 9, 2023

This spring, as with every spring, conversations among many seniors in their second semester have centered around their final exams. They toss around words like “orals,” “writtens,” “my thesis”...

Illustration by M Hu.

Eve’s apple, Pandora’s box and the internet

Kaitlin Cho, Opinion Columnist March 9, 2023

One night in Seattle, my friend gets hit on in a line at Dick’s Drive-In. My friend and her suitor exchange Instagrams. The moment we load back into her car, we go on our phones. After finding his full...

Photo contributed by Nick & Julie Caton.

RenFaire’s annual Murder Mystery takes the stage

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter March 9, 2023

  On Saturday, March 4, the common area of Lyman Hall transformed into a castle dining hall with shields on the walls and candles atop each table. A group of characters in Renaissance clothing,...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

How to gently tell your friend their pornstache sucks

Carmel Stephan, good with feelings March 9, 2023

The common Whitman scenario: your friend grew a beard in the first semester and didn’t shave said beard until winter break. Instead of shaving the entire beard off, they left a medium-sized caterpillar...

Whitties and animals take a paws together at Destress Fest

Whitties and animals take a “paws” together at Destress Fest

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter March 9, 2023

On March 2, a highly anticipated group of visitors set foot in the basement of Reid Campus Center. Gracing students with their presence for the second time this year, cats and dogs from the Blue Mountain...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

(You’re not a) Brooklyn Baby

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist March 2, 2023

“I believe in the country America used to be,” says Lana Del Rey breathily in the video-only intro to her song “Ride.” The video pictures a denim-clad Del Rey moving through southwestern deserts,...

Whitman Basketball nears the end of two slam dunk seasons

Whitman Basketball nears the end of two slam dunk seasons

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter March 2, 2023

Whitman's varsity basketball regular season has come to an exciting close with both the men's and women's teams taking victory in the Northwest Conference (NWC) regular season. The women's team is...

Illustration by Alicia Buchter.

Best ways to indicate wealth for spring break

Grace Canny, definitely not compensating for anything March 2, 2023

So you’re wondering how best to display your upper-middle class wealth over spring break? Here are three ways that you can get everyone thinking you are really cool -  like so awesome - they definitely...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

When climate anxiety hits the big screen

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor March 2, 2023

HBO's record-breaking adaptation of Naughty Dog and PlayStation’s game “The Last of Us” begins with a simple question designed to strike at the heart of a generation marked by climate anxiety and...

Photo contributed John Barry.

Whitman Swimming dives into the depths of success

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter March 2, 2023

The Whitman Swim Team erupted into celebration following the men’s and women’s teams' respective claims to first and second place at the Northwest Conference. For the men’s team, the victory was...

Photo by Aidan Tribolet.

A roaring success: The Little Theatre produces The Lion in Winter

Amelia Leach, Campus Life Reporter February 23, 2023

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla is only a 15 minute walk from campus, but many Whitman students have never been. They produce four shows a season, and they are currently running the production The...

Illustration by Hayden Garner.

Culinary connections: the love our meals give us

Sneh Chachra, Feature Writer February 23, 2023

The first time I remember missing India was when I was licking brownie batter off of a wooden spoon in my apartment in Los Angeles. I was four when I left India, but I still remember my grandmother would...

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