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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...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

Whitman’s independent bookstore will transition to Barnes & Noble management

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Whitman’s independent bookstore is officially going corporate. CFO Peter Harvey announced upcoming changes to the Whitman bookstore in an April 21 community-wide email. The bookstore will be operated...

Photo by Michael Lans.

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students club seeks to build culturally competent healthcare professionals

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Whitman’s Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) is a tight-knit club for students of minority backgrounds interested in careers in health. Michelle Shin, sophomore and 2021-22 president...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.

Celebrities are not your friends: the danger of parasocial relationships

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Columnist May 6, 2021

Recently, the term “comfort person” has gained traction online.* Open this thread if Harry Styles is your comfort person!, urges a Twitter user, followed by images of the singer and reminders...

Photo by Michael Lans.

Sophomores take on a Walla Walla summer

Ellie Van Gorden, Feature Reporter May 6, 2021

As the spring semester comes to an end, some students aren’t quite ready to leave. For three sophomores, summer is an opportunity to make up for time lost to the pandemic.  Eila Chin spent the...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

Seniors prepare for post-graduate life

Sydney Bellon, Feature Reporter April 29, 2021

Although it has been a demanding and at times disheartening semester, seniors are prepared with exciting next steps for after graduation. Some may travel, some will go home, some are applying for jobs...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Student recitals showcase musical talents

Jaime Fields , A&E Reporter April 29, 2021

It has been proven time and time again that no matter what limitations come their way, student musicians will rise to the challenge, even if it means giving their final performance virtually.  This...

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