Whitman Wire

Venezuela

Sean Gannon, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Under President Nicolás Maduro’s regime, runaway inflation has thrown much of the population into desperate poverty. Food and drug prices are sky-high and becoming increasingly unavailable in stores. Criminal gangs police the streets and public distrust and anger have reached a boil. A tenth of the ...

State Senate Votes To Preserve Statue of Marcus Whitman

State Senate Votes To Preserve Statue of Marcus Whitman

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under NEWS

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, a hearing took place in Olympia, WA to discuss a bill regarding the possible removal of the Marcus Whitman statues. The Senate voted to keep the statues where they are now, but this decision has produced many diverging opinions among Whitman students and faculty. The bill stated...

ASWC Presidential Election

ASWC Presidential Election

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Sophomore Juan Pablo Liendo Molina will be ASWC’s president for the rest of the spring semester. After ASWC’s former president, Lily Parker, resigned for personal reasons in the fall, an election to fill her spot happened Jan. 8. First year Jun Cai works on ASWC’s Oversight committee, which ...

I-1639

Oscar Parrish, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

There has been multitude of public reactions to Walla Walla County Sheriff Crider, College Place Police Chief Troy Tomoras and Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber’s joint statement addressing the recently passed gun regulation initiative I-1639. The initiative passed in the general elections last N...

Government Shutdown

Sean Gannon, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS

America’s longest government shutdown ended on Jan. 25 when President Trump signed a bill to temporarily reopen the government. The president finally submitted to mounting pressures and public disapproval, balking on his demand for wall funding before opening the government. The deal will fund the gove...

Debate Team

Debate Team

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

From Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, Whitman’s Debate Team competed at the Viking Invitational in Bellingham, WA. Each partnership competed for four rounds each. The teams are then eliminated based off of the number of wins from the rounds. At this tournament, two partnerships reached quarterfinals, the farthest the...

Bake Sale

Bake Sale

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Members of Borders as Method (BAM), Indigenous Peoples Education and Culture Club (IPECC), Divest Whitman and other students held a bake sale in support of the Unist’ot’en camp on Jan. 26. A week later, students gathered next to Treaty Rock by the amphitheater, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet...

MLK Week

MLK Week

Audrey Hecker, News Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

During the week of Jan. 21, Whitman students and faculty joined with local university and community members in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. The week’s events began with the “MLK Peace March” from Reid Campus Center through downtown Walla Walla to the Gesa Power Hous...

Kazi Acceptance of Dean of Students position

Kazi Acceptance of Dean of Students position

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Whitman College recently announced that Kazi Joshua will be the new Dean of Students. Dean Joshua started working as the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion about five years ago. Last June, he took the position of Interim Dean of Students, only to fully take on the position earlier this month...

Power and Privilege

Power and Privilege

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Classes will be cancelled Feb. 21 for the annual Power and Privilege Symposium. Throughout the day, students will lead hour-long sessions and conversations open to everyone. It is up to the students to decide which sessions they want to attend, how many or if they attend at all. Last year, junior Me...

Women’s March

Women’s March

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Women’s March commenced for the third year in a row. The Walla Walla Women’s March started at 10 a.m. in Pioneer Park, and hundreds attended according to the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. A new chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, DSA, attended the march in Walla ...

Whitman Alum on Freedom of Information Act

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Alumnus Rachel Alexander returned to Whitman this past Thursday, Oct. 29 to share her talk entitled “How to Discover Government Secrets and Impress Your Date with the Public Records Act.” Alexander worked for the Whitman Pioneer (now the Whitman Wire) for four years and continued working in the fi...

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