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Response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The Wire is moving forward

Alissa Antilla and Samarah Uribe

April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has scattered our student body across the country.  Campus is nearly empty. Those who have remained must stay in their own dorms or off-campus homes due to Gov. Inslee’s stay-at home order.  Classes are all online. Students have become tiny boxes on a screen, attending clas...

Whitman’s Off-Campus Studies programs struggle with coronavirus threat

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

Abby Malzewski, News Reporter

March 12, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus has impacted study abroad programs taking place this spring. This semester, 82 Whitman students are/were studying in 26 different countries. The director of Off-Campus Studies (OCS) at Whitman, Susan Holme, gave some insight into the impact the coronavirus outbreak has ...

Is mental health care accessible at Whitman? Looking towards solutions and improvement

Whitman's Counseling Center has experienced an influx of student need over the 2019-2020 school year. Photos by Michael Lans

Miyona Katayama, Feature Reporter

March 10, 2020

Over the 2019-2020 school year, demand has gone up at Whitman's counseling center. Whitman administration and students have been active in questioning the factors that have lead to this rise, the lack of access to resources in the Walla Walla area and other factors that make the counseling center inaccessible...

New Walla Walla businesses bring spaces for community to thrive

The Market by Andy's, an offshoot of Andy's Market in College Place, features a fresh smoothie and juice bar. Photos by Amara Garibyan

Malia Brooks, Feature Reporter

March 5, 2020

Although March may be the time during which New Year's Resolutions start to fizzle out, three new Walla Walla businesses are charging full-steam ahead into 2020. In the past few months, Carte Coffee, Black Pearl Boba Tea and the Market by Andy’s have all popped up steps away from Main St., shaping...

The repercussions of a Timely Warning

The repercussions of a Timely Warning

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

On Feb. 15, members of the Whitman community received a Timely Warning from the Director of Security Marvin Viney, which described the “Hate Crime/Bias Incidents on Campus.” Seven hours after the initial Timely Warning, there was a response from the Black Student Union (BSU) and Whitman African Stude...

Navigating visas and more: Whitman international students search for next steps

Sophomore Fadia Chehadeh enjoys the connections and relationships she gains working on campus. Photos by Beej Haas

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

February 27, 2020

With Whitman’s graduation gradually drawing nearer, seniors are faced with the often intimidating task of planning their next steps. For many international students this stress is coupled with the complexity of going through the United States VISA process, which is required in order to obtain a job...

Angela Davis kicks off Power & Privilege 2020

Angela Davis opened Power & Privilege 2020 with a keynote speech on injustices in America. Photo contributed by Gotham Artists

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

This year’s keynote speaker for the Power & Privilege Symposium was Angela Davis. Davis is known for her work as a political activist as a member of the communist and Black Panther parties. In 1970, she served around 18 months in jail for one of her activist efforts that ended in an acquittal. Dav...

Wire Watch: Feb. 28- Mar. 6

Wire Watch: Feb. 28- Mar. 6

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

Jazz Combos Concert Friday, Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Chism Recital Hall  Presented by the Whitman College Department of Music, this concert re-imagines popular hits. This event is free and open to the public.   Sex Week: REID TAKEOVER Friday, Feb. 28, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Reid Coffeehouse...

LGBTQIA+ community within Whitman athletics

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter

February 27, 2020

Although discussions regarding LGBTQIA+ experiences within the athletic community have become increasingly diversified, there remains more to be talked about.  Senior Olivia Engle, a member of the women’s lacrosse team, shared her experience as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community within Whitman athl...

Hate crime incident sparks outrage

Grace Jackson, News Reporter

February 27, 2020

The Whitman College administration’s inaction in the face of a hate crime and racial bias incident on campus has sparked outrage among students.   The first incident occurred in the early hours of Jan. 26. A man and woman not associated with the college yelled a racial slur and pushed a black st...

Scootin’ through campus: Students get around on funky wheels

Kaia Schweig getting around on her unicycle. Photos by Michael Lans

Emma Foley, Feature Reporter

February 20, 2020

During October break of his first semester, junior Ethan Treadwell made a purchase some might call unusual for a college student. “I bought a purple, light-up-wheel Razor scooter,” Treadwell said. “Purple’s my favorite color, and I liked the light-up wheels.” Now, over a year later, scootering...

Letter in support of Encounters faculty circulates

Grace Jackson, News Reporter

February 20, 2020

A letter began circulating among faculty in January to show solidarity with the adjunct faculty members who will lose their jobs with the termination of the Encounters program. As of Tuesday, Feb. 18, 102 faculty members have signed. Encounters will be eliminated in the coming year and replaced wi...

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