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Student Code of Conduct explored at ASWC Town Hall

Student Code of Conduct explored at ASWC Town Hall

Louis Moench, News Reporter

December 5, 2019

This year, President of the Associated Students of Whitman College Isaiah Banta has organized a series of town hall-style meetings on campus, a process formalized in the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) by-laws. The two meetings so far have taken place in common spaces around campus: Re...

Blues cross country success continues in regionals, nationals

Senior cross country runner Whitman Rich competes in the NCAA Division 3 Championship Race. Photo contributed by Whitney Rich

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

December 5, 2019

The women’s cross country team had a strong showing in the Northwest Conference (NWC) Championship, placing first amongst some very talented conference competition. It is the first time they have accomplished the feat since 1999. The Blues’ efforts at the NWC Championship propelled them to R...

Exposure to radio frequency radiation on Maxey Hall roof concerns Physical Plant workers; Whitman College cited by Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

The roof of Maxey Hall. One of the cell towers is on the other side of the barriers. The barriers were put up to warn workers on the roof about RF radiation. Photo contributed by Jeff Donahue

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor

November 21, 2019

Thirteen. That’s the number of years that Physical Plant employees have worked on the roof of Maxey Hall — without suitable safety training — while cell antennas have occupied the same area, exposing workers to varying levels of radio frequency radiation during the completion of projects and regu...

Vigil downtown for DACA recipients

Whitman and Walla Walla community members gathered on the corner of 1st and Main at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, a time and place specifically chosen to be accessible to working members of the community, including the immigrant population.

Lena Friedman, News Reporter

November 21, 2019

On Tuesday Nov. 12, members of the Walla Walla and Whitman community gathered downtown for an evening vigil held in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The vigil, which took place on the corner of 1st Street and Main Street at 6:30 p.m., reflected nationwide activ...

Whitman’s SJP chapter sheds light on Israeli occupation of Palestine

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Miyona Katayama, Feature Reporter

November 21, 2019

As of Monday, November 18, the Trump Administration declared that the U.S. no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal, diverting from the international legal position and opening Israel’s path to the annexation of the West Bank, according to the New York Times. For Palestinians, this is huge and devastating news, especially after an Israeli airstrike killed eight members of a family an...

Whitman soccer celebrates seniors at last home game 

Women’s soccer seniors pose with their framed Whitman jerseys. From left to right: Allie Seracuse, Sophie Brussell, Emily Rigsby, Sofia Ellington, Jessie Mano, Tate Kautzky, Kenz Tierney, Pagan Hetherington and Bryanna Schreiber. Contributed photos by Bryanna Schreiber

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

On Sunday, Nov. 3, both men’s and women’s soccer teams honored their respective classes of 2020 with a pregame celebration on the Whitman Athletic Fields. The women’s team capped off Senior Day with a 2-0 win over Pacific University, while the men’s team narrowly lost to Willamette 0-1.  Fo...

“Freedom Songs”: Art, hope and healing

Members of Ritmos Latinos Dance Club perform a routine to

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

“I speak English well,” repeated first-year “Freedom Songs” performer Maria Martinez in a spoken-word poem about the judgment and biases imposed upon people of color, and the personal strength that can be drawn on to overcome that kind of systematic oppression. The poem was one of two spoken-word performa...

Wire Watch: Nov. 15-21

Infographic compiled by Michelle Shin

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

Hannah Bartman '16 Workshop: Sticker Making 101 Friday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m., Fouts Center for Visual Arts   Explore Hannah Bartman’s site installations on spaces forgotten and misused. Additionally, learn the basics of working with vinyl and how to design stickers.   Whitman Orchest...

Continuing the conversation on the Marcus Whitman statue

Seniors Andy Burnstein, Emma Patterson, Laura Jessich and Hope Giddings were a few of the students leading the discussion on the Marcus Whitman statue on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

November 11, 2019

Last Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Jewett Cafe, Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Continuing the Conversation co-hosted a student-led discussion on the Marcus Whitman statue and activism surrounding it. A panel of students from the Whitman Inclusion, Diversity and Equity committee (WIDE), Borders ...

Swiftwater rescue class traverses Lakum Duckum

Outdoor Program Rental Shop Manager Lish Riley makes her way across Lakum Dukum. Photo contributed by Stuart Chapin

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 18, Assistant Director of the Outdoor Program Stuart Chapin’s Swift Water Rescue class — a sports studies, recreation and athletics (SSRA) course — built a tyrolean traverse. A tyrolean traverse is when a rope is established across a gap in a cliff or a river in order to mov...

A home for longer than four years: Whitties from Walla Walla

Junior Lizbeth Llanes grew up in College Place and has found that her perspective of Whitman’s engagement with the community has changed since her arrival at Whit man

Emma Foley, Feature Writer

November 7, 2019

James Bogley ‘20 found out he got into Whitman when the director of admissions and his admissions counselor surprised him at his high school with his acceptance package. This personal touch is familiar to a small subset of accepted students: those from the Walla Walla Valley. Some have Walla Walla...

Mx. Whitman: Contributing talent towards community

Senior contestant Stuart Ashford sings for the audience at Mx. Whitman.

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

Last Saturday, Nov. 2, Cordiner Hall was enlivened by entertaining performers, witty hosts and a rowdy audience during the Mx. Whitman event. Mx. Whitman is an annual philanthropy event organized by Whitman sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG), created to raise money for a local organization in Walla ...

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