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Too old to goof around, too young to be square: walking the tightrope of silliness

Conor Bartol, on “real thin ice, buddy” May 12, 2022

I see people in the street and they say to me, “Conor! It must be nice, living life as a devil-may-care humor writer for the illustrious publication The Whitman Wire! Surely your profession must...

Illustration by Madeleine Stolp.

Loss and mourning: Grieving as a college student

Marian Sandoval Lemus , Campus Life Reporter May 12, 2022

When we talk about grief, we often think of the well-known five stages of the experience: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance; and we often think of them as stages that follow a specific...

Illustration by Madeleine Stolp.

Inside Yik Yak micro-influencers: “How do I turn this Yakarma into cold hard cash?”

Grace Jackson, News Editor and Yik-Yak Micro-Influencer May 12, 2022

12,048. That is my current Yakarma. You start with 100, so that means the 11,948 are individual comments and upvotes on my posts. For Whitman, mine is pretty high, as far as I can tell. Posts at large...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

I’m asexual and no that does not mean I am a plant

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor May 12, 2022

I am invisible. Not in the physical sense of course, I am but a human after all. It is more the feeling of walking around campus knowing that everyone I make eye contact with is not actually seeing...

Contributed Photo by Sylvia Adome.

Traveling and teaching abroad: Whitman seniors receive Fulbright, English Teaching grants and Watson Fellowship

Renny Acheson, Publisher May 12, 2022

As the class of 2022 prepares for life after graduation, three students were awarded opportunities to live and travel in countries outside of the U.S. for the next year.  Senior Lindsey Merritt won...

Contributed Photo by Kamia Weiss-Penzias.

Tri-College Community Service Day returns

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter May 5, 2022

On April 24, 146 students from Whitman, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla University gathered to support 15 local organizations for the Tri-College Community Service Day.  The event...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

“Trust in the process”: Student-athletes push for DEIA training

Tucker Grinnan, Feature Reporter May 5, 2022

Reid Ballroom was packed with varsity student-athletes from every sport. All of their eyes trained on junior tennis player Angel Le, standing behind the podium at the front of the room.  Le was...

Photo by Jake Lee.

“Open up, it’s Mike”: Last WEB Open Mic of the semester

Marian Sandoval Lemus, Campus Life Reporter May 5, 2022

Last Friday, the Whitman Events Board (WEB) closed up their Open Mic Spring series with the open mic titled, “Open Up, It’s Mike.” The event took place on Reid Side Lawn, where blankets were...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

“It has transformed the way that I will teach:” Reflections on the Long Tent

Lily Yost, News Reporter May 5, 2022

Last week, Whitman partnered with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) to build the first Long Tent ever to appear on a college campus. The Long Tent is specific to the...

Illustration by Astrid Ketcham.

Whitman College reconsiders new Culinary major as kitchen fires rampage across campus

Lee Thomas, Crying profusely May 5, 2022

This spring has been a new dawn for Whitman's wannabe Chef Jons, as the Board introduced the first culinary class as a trial for the upcoming Culinary major. The major was devised partly to expand...

Contributed Photo by Audrey Horner.

Celebrating seniors at the Sheehan Gallery

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 28, 2022

Entering the Sheehan Gallery, it is difficult to find just one piece of work to focus your attention on, as the graduating seniors' art calls to you with color, sound and unfamiliar form. Walking...

Contributed Photo by Charles Awounor.

WASA brings a Taste of Africa to Whitman

Sara Marshall, News Reporter April 28, 2022

On Saturday, April 16, the Whitman African Student Association (WASA) hosted Taste of Africa, a fun-filled night of music, food and performances. The event featured a poetry reading, music from different...

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