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Stevens Gallery continues to inspire artistic community

Photo contributed by Steven Gallery.
November 19, 2020

Although many art galleries remain inaccessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stevens Gallery at Whitman College has found a way to reopen — although in a slightly different format than usual. Elie...

New BuzzFeed quiz about ‘Your Dream Job’ is shockingly accurate

Illustration by Allyson Kim.
November 19, 2020

BuzzFeed has released yet another truth-telling quiz, but this time it’s not just some trivial questionnaire about which Disney Princess you are. No, this is the big leagues.  This is Your Dream...

Student-athletes plan return to campus in three waves

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.
November 19, 2020

Whitman athletes have been busy making plans for the spring semester. Many must return before their peers. Currently, the college plans to return student-athletes to campus in three waves, otherwise...

The ABC’s of universal basic income

November 19, 2020

Due to mass shutdowns, work from home protocols and an overall decline in our economy, the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged legislators on both sides of the aisle to understand that government assistance...

We need better COVID-19 communication from the administration

November 19, 2020

By now, you’ve probably heard about the four staff members and one student who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Perhaps you first found out through The Wire. Maybe you found out through last Thursday’s...

The morality of voting for the “lesser of two evils”

November 19, 2020

Voting as it is practiced under U.S. “democracy” is a process by which eligible people are obligated to choose between narrowly determined policies and politicians. All youth under the age of 18, convicted...

Bye bye, Betsy DeVos

November 19, 2020

I know I’m not alone when I express my excitement for the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos leaving office. Educators everywhere celebrated the news on Nov. 7, sharing their joy on social media...

Why humor writers are doing the most right now

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.
November 19, 2020

With just a couple of issues of The Wire left to publish as this semester crawls to an anticlimactic close, we have got to talk about the real struggle: being funny this fall.  What is humor writing,...

WEB reaches students with lucky bamboo plants

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.
November 19, 2020

In place of the Whitman Events Board’s (WEB) annual Succulent Spectacular, WEB Creative Arts Director and junior Environmental Studies and Biology double major Nicole Song organized to send 100 DIY...

Passage of Referendum 90 brings minimal changes to Walla Walla Public Schools

November 19, 2020

The passage of Referendum 90 in Washington state will enact Senate Bill 5395 into law, mandating comprehensive sexual health education for K-12 students in public schools across the state. School districts...

ZenSoul and Kaleidoscope: Walla Walla’s new yoga studios

Photo by Carson Jones.
November 19, 2020

Disclaimer: This article was written before the new COVID-19 restrictions that went into effect Monday, Nov. 16 for Washington stores, restaurants and social gatherings. Two new yoga studios have opened...

Whitman swimming completes annual ‘Hour of Power’ in remote format

November 19, 2020

On Nov. 10, the Whitman swimming teams continued their annual tradition of teaming up to remember Ted Mullin, a former Carleton College student, in an Hour of Power. According to a Wire article from...

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