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Senior theater majors reflect on their time in the spotlight

Ahmed Elsayed, Campus Life Reporter December 2, 2021

Whitman's department of theatre and dance hosts a wide range of artists and scholars, who often contribute analytically and artistically to the Whitman community through various methods of live performance....

Womens basketball team 5-0 for the season thus far

Women’s basketball team 5-0 for the season thus far

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor December 2, 2021

Juggling life as a student athlete can be difficult, especially with the constant travel. The Whitman women’s basketball team is a prime example of that: so far this season, they’ve played every single...

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Addressing transphobia at Whitman

Alanna Sherman , Columnist December 2, 2021

Transphobia, defined as violence or negativity aimed at transgender or gender nonconforming people, is prevalent around the world. The existence of transphobia is disputed, and violence against trans...

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Professors make the 70k tuition worth it

Hailey Livingston , Columnist December 2, 2021

At some point over Thanksgiving break, my family brought up The Wire, questioning why I have so many critical things to say about Whitman. My dad told me I need to try to have a positive attitude—I...

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Judd D. Kimball Lecture in Classics series wraps up for the semester

Grace Jackson, News Reporter December 2, 2021

On Nov. 16, Wake Forest University Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities Eric Ashley Hairston gave the concluding lecture for the 2021 Judd D. Kimball lecture series in transforming classics. His lecture...

New Leftist Mutual Aid Club hopes to create positive change

New Leftist Mutual Aid Club hopes to create positive change

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter December 2, 2021

Whitman prides itself on its multitude of clubs and student organizations covering a wide range of interests. The newest addition to the roster is the Leftist Mutual Aid club, founded this year by...

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Walla Walla local elections wrap-up

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter November 18, 2021

Tuesday, Nov. 2 marked election day around the country, including here in Walla Walla. Voters were casting their ballot to fill five local positions: city council positions one (south ward), two (central...

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Off-campus jobs, ableism and the work-life balance

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter November 18, 2021

Although many low-income students are employed by the college in various departments through work study, jobs in the greater Walla Walla area often play an important role in supporting students. But as...

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On feeling out of place in the classroom

Nana Kumagai, Columnist November 18, 2021

I still remember the first day when I arrived here at Whitman. As soon as I made it to campus, I walked into Cleveland to get something to eat after a long, stressful flight. I entered and looked around,...

COWS offers a space for students to grow their writing

COWS offers a space for students to grow their writing

Ahmed Elsayed, Campus Life Reporter November 18, 2021

Ornamented with cow-related decorations, including cow stickers and cow art, and even grass, the Center for Writing and Speaking (otherwise known as COWS) welcomes all members of the Whitman community....

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Availability of counseling and healthcare on Whitman campus

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter November 18, 2021

As many college students know, maintaining positive mental health during the school year can be challenging. Whitman’s main resource for mental health is the Counseling Center, but students relying...

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Volunteering in Walla Walla: Extending beyond the Whitman bubble

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Whitman students live in Walla Walla and as such, there are opportunities to engage with the surrounding community. Many students give back to the town they live in by participating in community service,...

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