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For PWIs, affirmative action policies are not enough

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist April 15, 2021

When institutions adopt affirmative action policies, they pledge to undertake a set of practices and policies that advocate for the inclusion and representation of minority groups in spaces where they...

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OP spring break day trips prove to be helpful resource for Whitties

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter April 15, 2021

On Wednesday, April 7, Whitman students celebrated their spring break day by riding bikes through the wheat fields and participating in a range of activities organized by the Outdoor Program (OP). Senior...

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Students find community in faith

Sydney Bellon, Feature Reporter April 15, 2021

For Whitman students, religion is often an unusual and even rare subject of conversation. Most atheistic or agnostic students seem either disinterested or antagonistic towards religion. Because of this,...

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In The Bag Shop artist Isabella Margolin brings color to campus

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter April 15, 2021

From colorful stickers to retro-looking collages, @in.the.bag.shop on Instagram features a wide range of art. Isabella Margolin, a senior English major, is the artist behind the shop. Margolin explained...

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“If you can get it, get it”: Everyone above 16 eligible for the vaccine in Washington

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter April 15, 2021

All Washington residents aged 16 years and above are now eligible to receive vaccination against COVID-19, according to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Teenagers aged 16 or 17 may need...

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“Travel for exploration’s sake”: Senior Liam Voorhees wins Watson Fellowship to study waterways abroad

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

As senior Liam Voorhees nears the end of his Whitman career, he is preparing to embark on a yearlong multi-country fellowship to study river systems and food production. Voorhees was awarded the Thomas...

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Season closes for some sports after semester of wins and losses

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 9, 2021

Over the past few weeks, Whitman’s swimming, basketball, volleyball and soccer teams have wrapped up their competitive seasons. But before these athletes begin to move into the next phases of their training,...

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Whitman EMTs serve and get to know Walla Walla community

Emma Foley, Feature Editor April 9, 2021

Several Whitman students have become emergency medical technicians (EMTs) while they are in school, a path that they say is difficult but often rewarding because of the connections they forge with...

Get your gender expectations out of my inbox

Get your gender expectations out of my inbox

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor April 9, 2021

If you’ve ever received an email from me, I’m sure you’ve noticed my bubbly email persona. Virtually every email I send has at least one exclamation point, one smiley face and probably one or two...

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Andrae’s Kitchen finds new life as “AK’s Mercado” on Main Street

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

  Andrae’s Kitchen, the brainchild of chef and owner Andrae Bopp, lived in CENEX fuel plaza at Rose and 9th Street for the past ten years. On March 15, Andrae’s Kitchen debuted on Main...

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Delayed, shorter and online: Greek life’s unconventional recruitment

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

A semester late and now, entirely online, Whitman’s sororities and fraternities completed formal recruitment in early February.  Primary Greek life recruitment is traditionally held in the fall,...

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Students react to split-up spring break

Sydney Bellon, Feature Reporter April 1, 2021

This semester, spring break is divided across five separate weeks, with one day of each week allocated for a "spring break day." While many students feel that this is reasonable in order to prevent the...

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