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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
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Inaugural Salmon Film Festival Graces Campus

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter April 18, 2024

The inaugural Salmon Film Festival kicked off on April 12 and 13 on campus, drawing sizable crowds of community members and students with wafts of salmon cooking and the hum of conversation. The two-day...

Illustration by Payton Davies

Baltimore Bridge Collapse Sparks Local Conversation About Bridge Safety

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter April 11, 2024

On March 26, the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland collapsed after a cargo ship collided with an essential pylon. Six workers who were filling potholes on the bridge were killed in the collapse....

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Unprecedented Grant Funding for 2024-2029 Transportation Plan

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter March 7, 2024

Walla Walla’s 2024-2029 comprehensive transportation plan has “unprecedented” amounts of grant funding associated with it, according to Assistant City Engineer Monte Puymon, P.E. “Within the...

Linda Sarsour, Homegirl from Brooklyn Gives P&P Keynote

Linda Sarsour, ‘Homegirl from Brooklyn’ Gives P&P Keynote

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor February 22, 2024

Linda Sarsour, the 'homegirl from Brooklyn,' has one message for Whitman students: "This is not a sprint. It's a marathon." Sarsour, of all people, would know. Among her many roles, including the...

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Whitman Admissions After Affirmative Action

Nazaaha Penick and Sebastian Squire February 8, 2024

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court overturned the use of race-conscious admissions in a 6-2 decision by the conservative majority in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard. The decision...

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Celebrating 50 Years of Music at Local Record Store Hot Poop

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter December 7, 2023

Hot Poop, Washington’s oldest independent record store, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The store originally opened in San Diego in 1972 and moved to Walla Walla in the fall of 1973. In the...

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