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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Illustration by Uma Bratt

Disconnect Between Whitman Students and Local Homeless Population

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter February 29, 2024

Despite the prevalence of homelessness in Walla Walla, Whitman remains fairly disconnected from the issue, according to first-year Madeline Langdon. Langdon has volunteered with Arts for Housing...

Campus Smoking Ban in the Works

Micah Powch, News Reporter February 29, 2024

This summer, Whitman intends to become a smoke-free campus. A draft of the policy, last revised on Feb. 7, indicates that the policy will apply to all Whitman owned properties, including its campus, rental...

Photo by Cooper Andersen

Contested new cell tower proposed for near Blue Mountain Community Church

Baran Abbasi and Sebastian Squire February 29, 2024

The new cell tower proposed to go up near the Blue Mountain Community Church raised concerns from residents regarding the cell tower's effects on health, safety and environmental aesthetics. According...

Senate Bill Passed regarding Dissolution of Libraries

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter February 29, 2024

The Washington State Legislature in 2024 passed Senate Bill 5824, which addresses the mechanisms for dissolving libraries and library districts in the state. This bill modifies the process, outlining how...

New Junior-Senior Residential Village Under Construction

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter February 22, 2024

The construction of Whitman’s new junior and senior residential village is officially underway. The residential village is to be built along Boyer Avenue and Marcus Street, near the Glover Alston Intercultural...

ASWC Seeks Student Input on Divested Funds

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter February 22, 2024

On Dec. 3, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) voted to divest funds from Trillium ESG and government bonds. This decision followed several months’ discussion of ethical concerns relating...

Linda Sarsour, Homegirl from Brooklyn Gives P&P Keynote

Linda Sarsour, ‘Homegirl from Brooklyn’ Gives P&P Keynote

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor February 22, 2024

Linda Sarsour, the 'homegirl from Brooklyn,' has one message for Whitman students: "This is not a sprint. It's a marathon." Sarsour, of all people, would know. Among her many roles, including the...

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McMorris Rodgers Not Running For Reelection

Daniela Quiros Araya, News Reporter February 22, 2024

  Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) has decided not to seek reelection in this year's election. McMorris Rodgers’ decision is poised to leave a significant void in the Republican...

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Lack of Enthusiasm Around Upcoming Primaries

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter February 15, 2024

The Washington state presidential primary on March 12 approaches rapidly, yet many students lack enthusiasm about the election.  In past years, Whitman students have been amongst the top voting...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Celebrating Inclusion During Black History Month

Micah Powch, News Reporter February 15, 2024

In celebration of Black History Month, the Intercultural Center is hosting five social events open to the campus community. These included a Family Feud game night on Feb. 8, a multiracial mixer on...

Walla Walla Valley Engages in Next Phase of Rural Tourism Support Program with SWT

Baran Abbasi, News Reporter February 15, 2024

The Walla Walla Valley will participate in the next Rural Tourism Support (RTS) program offered by State of Washington Tourism (SWT).  In addition to overseeing destination marketing and management,...

Fostering Collective Impact: A Holistic Approach to End Sexual Violence Through Collaboration and Expert Guidance

Daniela Quirós Araya, News Reporter February 15, 2024

Whitman College has joined the two-year program Culture of Respect, a National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) initiative that brings together colleges nationwide to end sexual...

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