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What Whitman parents do to embarrass their kids

October 25, 2017


Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

What do parents do best? Whitman families reveal how they succeed in embarrassing their students. A video poll by North Bennett.

Revamping the Past: Vinyl Resurgence

Revamping the Past: Vinyl Resurgence

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Whether it’s the result of nostalgia or a search for high quality music, vinyl is trending again; Whitties are revamping the past. Atop sophomore Kate Swisher’s desk lies all of the things that make her happy: books, chocolate, tea and an electric turntable spinning her favorite vinyl, “Nashville...

Sheehan Hosts Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

A diverse and striking spread of artwork now inhabits the Sheehan Gallery and the Fouts Center for Visual Arts exhibition space. These pieces are the works of class of 2017 art majors, who went through an extensive artistic process that culminated in the 2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition. The show op...

Saying no to smartphones

Saying no to smartphones

Alex Brockman, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

Flip phones can seem like a relic of the past as smartphones are widely used in the Whitman community and throughout the world. The PEW Research Center found that in 2015 68 percent of adults in the United States owned a smartphone. However, some Whitman community members have made the choice to use non...

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Chris Hankin, News Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, VIDEOS

Less than 24 hours after former businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as president of the United States, protestors took to the streets in more than 200 cities across the country and across the globe. More than one million people came together in their separate locales to support one another...

Ian the Cuber

October 30, 2016


Filed under VIDEOS

First year Ian Bourn is a Rubik's Cube master and once held the unofficial world record. Videographer North Bennett learns about his skills.

The man who brought us Uber

The man who brought us Uber

Katharine Gillen

October 11, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Now, I’m from just outside NYC, so when I was assigned an article about Uber in Walla Walla, Washington, I was a tad skeptical. Uber? In Walla Walla? I’ve called Uber’s to the bustling streets of Manhattan, but the wheat fields of Walla Walla are another story entirely. Nonetheless, on Oct. 1 I ...

The Spectrum Apparel

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert

October 5, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Clothing communicates a lot about the individual who wears it: personal style, political affiliation, favorite bands, a preference for wool over fleece or stripes instead of dots. What if, in addition to this list, clothing could convey something more meaningful–such as recognition of the broad...

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Alissa Antilla

September 29, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

While many people express affection through hugs, the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls show affinity for one another by smashing into each other. Members of this all-women roller derby team, gain sisters alongside bruises and form an unconventional family that they are sometimes even closer with than t...

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

The new fountain in Lakum Duckum may have a bigger impact on Whitman students than one may think. Apart from being visually pleasing, it also has ecological, aesthetic and health benefits. These include controlling the growth of algae and providing students with a relaxing atmosphere. The fountain...

Memorial Has Sprung a Leak

May 5, 2016


Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

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