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Whitman GLBTQ, Coalition Against Homophobia hold own Coming Out Day celebration

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Josh Goodman

October 22, 2009

Ryan Creal '12 jumps through the Coming Out Door on Ankeny on Oct. 16. GLBTQ and Coalition Against Homophobia hosted the door to encourage Whitties to embrace their identity, be it sexual orientation or any other identity. National Coming Out Day is observed each Oct. 11, but GLBTQ and Colalition Against...

‘Wild wine woman of Walla Walla’ dishes on local industry

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Connor Guy

October 22, 2009

Catie MacIntyre Walker, the self-proclaimed "wild wine woman of Walla Walla," has been in the business for years. Though she's graduated from the Center for Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla, many of her formative experiences as a wine lover have been hands-on: she's spent time doing the dirtier p...

Missy gets athletic: En garde!

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Melissa Navarro

October 22, 2009

When we were kids all our parents told us not play with weapons for fear of poking an eye out. After being inspired by the duals in the movie "Hook" as a young child, my cousin and I took it upon ourselves to make our own weapons out of my dance batons (from my short-lived ballet days). We took off the pro...

Summer baseball makes a comeback in Walla Walla, revives a community

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J. Staten Hudson

October 15, 2009

In the 1970s and early 80s, Borleske Stadium near Highway 12 was the place to go in southeastern Washington for your summer baseball fix. Some of the best college players from across the country, including future Hall of Famers,Ozzie Smith and Tony Gwynn all cracked home runs over the imposing "Gree...

Fall Visitors’ Day attracts diverse group of applicants

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Lea Negrin

October 15, 2009

Prospective students and their family members flocked to Whitman on Friday, Oct. 9, for the first of two Fall  Visitors' Days. Of the 260 people in attendance, 105 were prospective students. The students who came hailed from 13 different states. "We even have someone from Texas," said senior and...

Whitman Composers’ Concert: young composers speak out

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C.J. Wisler

October 15, 2009

At the Whitman Composers' Concert, student composers' works "see the light for the first time," said Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music John D. Earnest. The concert, which took place on Thursday, Oct. 8, celebrated each student composer's hard work and dedication to music by showcasing their vari...

Six Whitties Who Will Change the World – Galen Phillips

Six Whitties Who Will Change the World - Galen Phillips


October 8, 2009

Every year, senior Galen Phillips picks a new personal challenge to pursue. One semester, he took a 300-level philosophy class. "I'm a politics major, so it was a way to kind of put myself out there," he said in an interview. In his junior year he joined the nationally-recognized parliamentary debate t...

Missy gets athletic: hut, hut, HIKE!

Bethany Lovell ‘10 passes the ball to Melissa Navarro ‘10 during a drill.

Melissa Navarro

October 8, 2009

To be honest, I never really knew what the hype was with IM football. I cheered for my first-year section: tenderly known as "Eat Shit!": and soon started rooting for my sorority's team, KKGFSU (you can guess the expletives there). But I never really understood what was so fun about waking up early on weekends to run ...

Brandon Fennell—helping cure heart disease

Brandon Fennell—helping cure heart disease

Hadley Jolley

October 8, 2009

Junior Brandon Fennell sits on the floor of the science building hallway reading through a spread-out mess of papers covering a three square-foot arena, blocking the doorway to a lab where a woman with blue gloves sets up an experiment. Another student also reads through the papers scattered about th...

Interfaith forum seeks peace, forgiveness between religions

Whitman Professor of Religion Rogers Miles poses a theological question to the Interfaith panel. Credit: Van Neste

Galen Bernard

September 30, 2009

Leaders from five religious traditions met at Congregation Beth Israel Tuesday, Sept. 29  for Walla Walla Interfaith Forgiveness Forum, in the spirit of forming an interfaith community that can foster understanding and peace between religions. The informal setting, with the panelists sitting before the audience in plastic chairs behind two wooden tables, facilitated a casu...

Missionary football: a ghost of Whitman’s past

The 1969 football team makes a last effort in what proved to be Whitman's last winning season. Courtesy photo.


September 29, 2009

When football was cut in March of 1977, after a sudden decision by the board of trustees without any student input, Whitman lost more than just a sport. Football was an important part of Whitman for nearly 80 years, although it was never consistently a winning team. According to Thomas Edward's "A Ske...

Walt Whitman lecture cut, replaced with poetry month series

A new series of lectures during poetry month will replace the Walt Whitman lecture. Credit: Jacobson

C.J. Wisler

September 28, 2009

Anyone who has not been hiding under a rock for the past year and a half knows that the financial crisis has hit hard.   Even inside the "Whitman bubble,"   major changes have had to be made to offset the damage.   For members of the English department and fellow literary enthusiasts, one of the worst casualties is the absence ...

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