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Wine in Walla Walla: an economy dependent on agrarian tourism

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter September 29, 2022

Walla Walla won first place in USA Today’s 10 best wine regions for the third year in a row on July 29. The award marks the culmination of a decades-long push to establish Walla Walla as a wine capital...

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Getting to know Whitman’s new head of LGBTQIA+ Student Services

Paul Florence, News Reporter September 29, 2022

Whitman’s LGBTQIA+ Student Services program seeks to support all members of the LGBTQIA+ campus community as a part of the Intercultural Center. The hope is to build community, put on social events...

Is Whitman using too much water?

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter September 29, 2022

In response to student requests, the campus sustainability coordinator position was instated at Whitman in 2019. As of this year, the Office of Sustainability is partially vacant, as there is no sustainability...

Beyond the Bubble: Russia continues wartime escalation in Ukraine

Sara Marshall, News Editor September 29, 2022

It has been more than seven months since Russia began their invasion of Ukraine. In that time, 5,916 Ukrainian civilians have been killed and 8,616 injured.  According to the latest estimate from the...

Railroad strike averted, but discontent remains

Ben Kearney, News Reporter September 29, 2022

On Sept. 16, the Biden administration secured a tentative deal with railroad worker’s unions, averting the threat of a nationwide railway strike for the foreseeable future. Tensions arose over wages,...

Discussing wildfire management as unhealthy air quality forces students inside

Discussing wildfire management as unhealthy air quality forces students inside

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter September 22, 2022

During the second week of September, the greater Walla Walla area and much of the West Coast experienced poor air quality as a result of regional wildfires. Air quality indexes, which measure the levels...

Floods in Pakistan: Helping from 7,000 miles away

Sara Marshall, News Editor September 22, 2022

Beginning in the middle of June 2022, Pakistan experienced abnormally heavy rainfall, which continued through the rest of the summer. By late August, Pakistan declared a national emergency. The flooding...

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Whitman celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival

Ben Kearney, News Reporter September 22, 2022

On Sept. 15, Whitman students caught a glimpse of some Chinese cultural traditions at Mid-Autumn Festival. In the Reid Campus Center Ballroom, [email protected] hosted a celebration where students were treated...

Expressive arts therapy gives students a more accessible option

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter September 22, 2022

Due to the nature of confidentiality in therapy, the use of anonymous sources has been deemed necessary in protecting the privacy of those who attended the therapy session. Comments from two different...

Continuing to reflect on legacy of Queen Elizabeth II: continuity or colonialism?

Lily Yost, News Editor September 22, 2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked conversation around the world about Great Britain’s role as a world power. The majority of the media and politicians have been celebrating her reign, while...

Assessing Monkeypox threat in the greater Walla Walla community

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter September 15, 2022

On Aug. 21, the Whitman Office of Communications sent out a Whitman Today email saying that Walla Walla County had detected its first probable case of monkeypox (MPV).  MPV—a member of the same virus...

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President Bolton outlines her plans for Whitman’s future

Sara Marshall, News Editor September 15, 2022

President Sarah Bolton has begun her official tenure as Whitman’s 15th president. Bolton arrived in Walla Walla in the middle of July and assumed the mantle of presidency with the start of the fall...

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