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Inaugural Unity Week promotes engagement in activism

Walla Walla and Whitman communities celebrate Unity Week with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March, civil rights display, social justice training and a keynote address followed by a discussion.

Alasdair Padman and Emma Fletcher-Frazer

February 6, 2020

Whitman College, in coordination with Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla residents, hosted its inaugural Unity Week – a week of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement – beginning on Monday, Jan. 20.  While Whitman College ...

Wire Watch: Feb. 6-13

Illustration by Sienna Axe

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

February 6, 2020

Feb. 6: Visiting Writers Reading Series: Johanna Stoberock Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory Whitman’s own Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and General Studies Johanna Stoberock reads some of her own writing as part of Whitman’s Visiting Writers R...

Gut Grub Food Truck Lot: An Eatery for Whitman Students

Annie Means

January 15, 2020

Located right across from the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center, the Gut Grub Food Truck offers a close and convenient spot to eat off-campus. The lot rotates food trucks with the seasons and boasts a string light lit outdoor seating area.

Yeehaw Aloha

Annie Means, Videographer

December 19, 2019

Run by Laurel Delong and her husband Gabriel, Yeehaw Aloha is one of the most eccentric and loved thrift stores in Walla Walla. Whitman students and community members alike frequent the shop, but many people don't know that the money they spend at Yeehaw Aloha goes back into supporting the Youth of Walla...

Bridging gaps of accessibility in the Walla Walla community

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

December 12, 2019

At an institution with competitive enrollment based off grades and test scores, Whitman is inherently inaccessible to certain members of the larger community with developmental, intellectual or learning disabilities. However, for students attending Whitman, the institution provides many disability support...

“Ripe Frenzy” demands dialogue on school shootings

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

For senior Miranda LaFond, dramaturge (i.e. literary advisor) for “Ripe Frenzy” — a play by Jennifer Barclay telling the story of a high school shooting in a small town in upstate New York — the violence of school shootings complicates our individuated understanding of "perpetrator" and encourages...

Tara Graves joins the Sheehan Gallery team

Tara Graves is Sheehan Gallery's newest assistant.

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

Tara Graves is many things: a former corporate worker who resigned after 10 years to go to art school, a photographer, an art studio owner. On Oct. 28, she also became the Sheehan Gallery assistant. Graves found her way to Whitman after resigning from her position as the Walla Walla Foundry’s photo...

WEB Winter Wonderland: Skating and singing into the season

Senior Serina Vue sings a solo with a capella group Schwa.

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the platform outside of Cordiner Hall was turned into a winter wonderland — WEB’s Winter Wonderland, to be exact. Between hot drinks, ice skating and performances from Whitman’s a capella groups, the event had something for everyone attending.  This is the first time WEB has been able to ...

Goodbye, Goodwill

The Goodwill in downtown Walla Walla will remain open in the location pictured above until the new store in College Place is ready. As of now, the opening is planned for the spring of 2021. The new store will feature an employee connection center, a new loading dock and easier access for donations.

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

December 10, 2019

The Goodwill currently located in downtown Walla Walla, on the corner of Spokane St. and Alder St., will be moving to College Place and opening in the spring of 2021. Goodwill Industries of the Columbia, the larger organization that owns Walla Walla Goodwill, recently purchased a three-acre parcel...

Reorienting the first year experience

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

December 9, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dean of Students Kazi Joshua sent out an email to the student body addressing a potential removal of the first-year pre-orientation "Immersion" programs, which includes Scrambles, SCOREs and Explorations.  The proposed restructuring of orientation and pre-orientation was develope...

YWCA: Services from and for Walla Walla women

YWCA Walla Walla offers support for local women through a women's shelter, domestic violence and sexual assault services, and enrichment programs. Photos by Chelsea Goldsmith

Emma Foley, Feature Reporter

December 5, 2019

The shelter at Walla Walla’s YWCA looks not unlike a college dorm: a hallway breaks off into individual rooms that consist of a bed, table and closet. Upon arrival, residents go over expectations for group living; they carry their toiletries from their room to the bathroom and label their food in the...

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-13

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-13

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

Whitman College Student Voice and Piano Recital Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Chism Recital Hall The Whitman College Music Department presents performances from vocalists Haley King, Evan Marks and Chloe Hood, and pianists Scarlett He and Annika Cahill. This event is free and open to the public. &nb...

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