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Leaving Afghanistan for Whitman

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Feature Editor September 16, 2021

Angela Eliacy is a first year Whitman student, an undeclared intended economics-math major. She was born and raised in Afghanistan—first in the countryside, then in Kabul—before spending three years...

Photo by Eyleen Menchu.

New first-year orientation program, “OWL,” takes flight

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter September 16, 2021

  After 30 years of the same orientation programs, Whitman introduced a new first year opening week. The aim of the programming was based on the goal of creating a sense of belonging, a sense...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Whitman introduces new DEI VP John Johnson

Abby Malzewski, News Editor September 16, 2021

Whitman has recently welcomed a new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Dr. John Johnson was introduced to the Whitman community in an email from President Kathy Murray on May 19,...

Illustration by Ally Kim.

Infographics desensitize us from the issues at hand

Hailey Livingston , Columnist September 16, 2021

It is time to stop with the Instagram infographics. Everyone has seen them; the super-cute designs, maybe a frosted cake, with a gut-wrenching line about people dying, mass incarceration, abortion—any...

Photo by Geraint Webb.

Walla Walla residents joyful over the return of the County Fair

Ross Koller, Staff Reporter September 16, 2021

The Walla Walla County Fair, like many other long-standing community traditions, had its 154-year streak broken when it wasn’t held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of this event...

Photo by Eyleen Menchu Tuy.

Layers of loss: Tapestry of Journeys exhibit open in Stevens Gallery

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter September 16, 2021

How do we make meaning in our lives? This week, Whitman’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life offered a space for students to reflect and connect through an exhibit in the Stevens Gallery.  The...

See you on the road, Walla Walla

See you on the road, Walla Walla

Ella Meyers, Publisher May 16, 2021

While we are now over a year into the pandemic, the signs of businesses across Walla Walla remind us of COVID-19's continued influence on the everyday. These large letters across town are epitaphs to what...

The foothills of the Blue Mountains.

An ode to the Walla Walla Valley

Nathaniel Martin May 16, 2021

What comes to mind when you think of an aesthetically pleasing landscape? Most people will conjure up images of dramatic, snow-capped mountain ranges or remote and exotic beaches. While these landscapes...

Springtime in Walla Walla

Springtime in Walla Walla

Isabella Buchter and Elea Besse, Production Associate and Podcast Editor May 16, 2021

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Fi Black confronts isolation and technology in “wishing you well”

Zac Bentz , A&E Reporter May 6, 2021

Close your eyes and imagine yourself descending into the dark depths of a wishing well. As the light from the sun fades and water begins to fill your ears, you find yourself surrounded by the physical...

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