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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

What’s up with the World Cup?

Charlotte Wilken, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Talk about the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup has been buzzing around campus and every corner of the world lately. Football itself is not the only reason for this...

After-school climbing program with Edison Elementary wraps up

Paul Florence, News Reporter December 8, 2022

After applying for a Whitman Internship Grant this fall, Cassidy Washburn created an after-school climbing program. This past summer, Washburn worked at Summer Sol, a free summer program for all Walla...

Parade of Lights ushers in the holiday season

Parade of Lights ushers in the holiday season

Ben Kearney, News Reporter December 8, 2022

December in Walla Walla always starts off merrily with the annual Holiday Parade of Lights. Held the first Saturday in December, the event is organized by the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation and features...

Decrease in midterm election turnout

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Despite record spending on elections, the 2022 midterms marked an estimated overall decrease in the percentage of eligible voters that actually voted. This is a stark contrast from the 2018 midterms, which...

Native American Heritage Month at Whitman

Native American Heritage Month at Whitman

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Native American Heritage Month and the 175th anniversary of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman’s death took place this November.  Declared on Aug. 3, 1990 by the Bush administration, Native American...

Illustration by Amelia Ebling.

Do we still need daylight saving time in 2022?

Ben Kearney, News Reporter November 17, 2022

In March 2022, the U.S. Senate passed legislation, the Sunshine Protection Act, to make daylight saving time (DST) permanent. While the legislation would not take effect until November of 2023, many...

Whitman and Walla Walla respond to local homelessness

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter November 17, 2022

The city of Walla Walla and Whitman College work to provide support to local homelessness, an issue that affects over 200 people in Walla Walla County. Citywide initiatives such as the Walla Walla Alliance...

Professor Matteo Bortolini talks on politics and religion in the U.S. and Italy

Paul Florence, News Reporter November 17, 2022

Visiting Professor of Sociology Matteo Bortolini from the University of Padua, Italy gave a talk in Olin Auditorium titled “Civil and Uncivil Religion: Politics, Religion and the Public Square in the...

Decolonizing Whitman: Rethinking the landscape

Decolonizing Whitman: Rethinking the landscape

Sara Marshall, News Editor November 17, 2022

Whitman’s landscape is typically advertised as idyllic scenery amid the arid Walla Walla Valley. With creeks meandering through campus and trees towering over sidewalks, Whitman embodies a lush “park...

Illustration by Keeli McKern.

Is Whitman promoting sustainability?

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter November 17, 2022

Boasting many programs related to environmental studies, Whitman College professes sustainability as a core value of the College and has undertaken multiple projects in the area of sustainable infrastructure...

Funding for police body cameras excluded in proposed city budget

Funding for police body cameras excluded in proposed city budget

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter November 10, 2022

The City of Walla Walla excluded body cameras in the proposed biennium (two-year) budget for the Walla Walla Police Department (WWPD), which was released Oct. 31, 2022. Along with the cameras, WWPD requested...

Lula takes power in Brazil election

Charlotte Wilken, News Reporter November 10, 2022

The former leftist president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is once again in power after defeating Jair Bolsonaro in the election on Sunday, Oct. 30. Lula received 50.9 percent of the votes. Bolsonaro's...

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