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College theatre beyond the Whitman bubble

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.
October 22, 2020

Although it can be easy for students to get stuck in the “Whitman bubble” when it comes to theatre, Walla Walla has many opportunities to get out and consume theatre — including at its two other...

Whitman ranks last in sustainability report compared to nine peers

October 22, 2020

Whitman College ranked last when compared to nine peer institutions in the Summer 2020 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System’s (STARS) Comparative Report. The report was developed by...

Florida men reconsider sexuality after Trump offers to kiss them

October 22, 2020

Fresh out of the hospital, Trump hand-delivered COVID-19 to rallies across the nation last week, starting with Sanford, Florida. While many expected him to push through these final weeks of campaigning,...

Birds are disappearing. Here’s why you should care

Illustration by Lily Buller.
October 22, 2020

Last year in Walla Walla, my environmental studies class visited Mill Creek on several different occasions. I remember noticing a small gray bird dipping into the water to catch food. The aptly-named American...

Climbing club: A history of champions

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.
October 22, 2020

Over the last decade the strength of Whitman’s climbing team has increased and they have reached new heights in competition. However, this has not altered their emphasis on having fun, building community...

Getting political

Photo contributed by Jess Zaslove.
October 22, 2020

As the election grows closer, Whitman students across the country are finding ways to be politically active. For most students, this is their first time voting in a presidential election. The Whitman Votes...

Flagging down ideas: Walla Walla Public Library hosts contest to design new city flag

Photo contributed by City of Walla Walla.
October 22, 2020

The City of Walla Walla is getting a new flag, but its design will be created and chosen by the public. The Public Library is hosting the flag design contest with submissions closing on Oct. 19. Although...

Washington’s controversial Referendum 90, explained

October 22, 2020

Washington voters will soon decide whether a comprehensive sexual health education mandate will be enacted into law. Senate Bill 5395 — passed by the Legislature along party lines in March — requires...

Op-Ed: Social justice or social capital: Venmo payments and land acknowledgements

October 22, 2020

If you follow social justice education efforts at Whitman, on Instagram or Twitter, or Podcasts, you’re probably familiar with the request to support content creators via Venmo. Venmo payment requests...

A reckoning and a celebration: IPECC and PIC host Indigenous Peoples’ Day town hall

Photo contributed by Whitman IPECC.
October 22, 2020

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 12, leaders of Whitman’s Indigenous People's Education and Culture Club (IPECC) and Pacific Islander's Club (PIC) hosted a town hall that discussed...

An interview with the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head

Illustration by Lily Buller.
October 22, 2020

Thank you for speaking with me today. Would you like to introduce yourself? Hello, my name is Gus. I am a fly, and I landed on Mike Pence’s head during the Vice-Presidential debate. About that,...

Lighting and sound design workshop encourages aspiring theatre technicians

Photo contributed by Jessicabuttery.com.
October 22, 2020

Although lighting designer Jessica Buttery and sound designer Paul Fowler could not work on a Harper Joy Theater production this semester, both designers chose to lead a virtual Lighting and Sound Design...

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