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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

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Photos

Editors note: this article was updated on May 5 to reflect developments since last Friday's interruption. Please see the concluding section to read about these developments. “Your silence is violence. End rape now,” activists chanted as they walked up the stairs of Memorial, wearing black...

Kanye, Eddi Front, Takemoto-sensei, and Kirk Huffy

Andrew Schwartz and Julio Escarce

February 16, 2016


Filed under MEDIA, The Pio Hour Podcast

Andrew Schwarz and Julio Escarce interview Takemoto-Sensai about cultural conceptions of home. Escarce speaks with Kirk Huffy, the head arborist on campus, as well as disabilities scholar Jay Dolmage on academic evaluation. Producer Molly Walls reviews the new Eddi Front album. Both hosts chat with...

Voices of the Community // Spring 2016 Issue 2

Tyler Warren, Videographer

February 5, 2016


Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS, Voices of the Community

Videographer Tyler Warren polls the community with the question: "Which whitman staff, faculty, or administrator would you like to have lunch with?"

Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Emma Cooper and Emma Casley

February 4, 2016


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

Junior Arthur Shemitz, Vice President of Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) and Chair of Student Affairs, sets a precedent not only in leadership on campus but also with his style. Style can be personalized through a variety of trends, like color-blocking or graphic prints, but Shemitz...

Style Spotlight with Arthur Shemitz

Style Spotlight with Arthur Shemitz

Emma Casley, Videographer

February 4, 2016


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

Videographer Emma Casley brings us this week's Style Spotlight featuring Arthur Shemitz, a Whitman College junior.

Marge Jesse – The Post Office Supervisor

Emma Casley and Hannah Poukish

November 13, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

Marge Jesse has been working in the Whitman post office for the past 18 years. This year she has decided to retire to spend more time with her daughter and two grandchildren in Spokane. Videographers Emma Casley and Hannah Poukish have put together this video as an opportunity for Marge to say a proper ...

Voices of the Community // Issue 10

November 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Photos, Voices of the Community

Karissa Hampson polls the community with the question, "If you could do away with a silly social convention, which would it be and why?"

Day of the Dead Festival

Hannah Poukish and Tyler Warren

October 28, 2015


Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

Videographers Hannah Poukish, Tyler Warren, and reporter Eric Anderson explore the recent Dia de los Muertos Festival in Walla Walla, WA and investigate the relationship of Whitman College to the greater Walla Walla community.

Train Hopping, Women in Undergraduate Education and Stories: The Pio Hour Show 4

Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz

October 25, 2015


Filed under MEDIA, The Pio Hour Podcast, Web Only

In this podcast hosts Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz interview Whitman students who hopped trains from Seattle to Spokane. They also meet with Dean of Admissions Tony Cabasco and sociology professor Michelle Janning to learn about the increase in Whitman's female population and how that relations...

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