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Walla Walla local elections wrap-up

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter November 18, 2021

Tuesday, Nov. 2 marked election day around the country, including here in Walla Walla. Voters were casting their ballot to fill five local positions: city council positions one (south ward), two (central...

Fraternities roll out drink testing kits and fundraise to purchase more

Grace Jackson, News Reporter November 18, 2021

Whitman’s four fraternities purchased drink testing kits at the beginning of the semester, based on a suggestion from sorority members. Now, the Inter Fraternal Council (IFC) is fundraising to purchase...

Beyond the Bubble: Growing up in the West Bank, Franko Omair risks his life to visit the ocean

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 18, 2021

This week, The Wire spoke with Mohammad “Franko” Omair, a first-year student from the Palestinian West Bank, who discussed what it’s like to grow up under military siege.  Palestine has a complex...

The search continues: Whitman’s hunt for the next president

Sara Marshall, News Reporter November 18, 2021

With Kathy Murray set to retire at the end of the academic year, the Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee is in the midst of their closed search for Whitman’s next president.  Given...

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Availability of counseling and healthcare on Whitman campus

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter November 18, 2021

As many college students know, maintaining positive mental health during the school year can be challenging. Whitman’s main resource for mental health is the Counseling Center, but students relying...

Beyond the Bubble: Normalized violence against Salvadorian women and the military controlled government in Myanmar

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Content warning: This article contains discussion of intense violence and sexual assault. The state of women in El Salvador On Nov. 3, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reported...

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Volunteering in Walla Walla: Extending beyond the Whitman bubble

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Whitman students live in Walla Walla and as such, there are opportunities to engage with the surrounding community. Many students give back to the town they live in by participating in community service,...

How is COVID-19 beyond Whitman’s campus?

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Here on campus—where, according to the Covid-19 dashboard, last updated Sept. 27, 98 percent of the population is vaccinated—it’s easy to forget about Walla Walla's low vaccination rates and the...

PRISM and PPGA teach students the sex ed you didnt get in high school

PRISM and PPGA teach students “the sex ed you didn’t get in high school”

Grace Jackson, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Last Thursday, PRISM and Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) hosted an event to educate students on the “sex ed” they missed in high school. The talk took place in Olin Auditorium and...

WWPD Chief of Police announces retirement

WWPD Chief of Police announces retirement

Abby Malzewski and Rosa Woolsey, News Editors November 11, 2021

  On Oct. 29, the City of Walla Walla published a news update that announced Walla Walla Police Department Chief Scott Bieber’s retirement. Chief Bieber is set to retire on April 30, 2022. The...

Beyond the Bubble: Conflict in Ethiopia and the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 4, 2021

Ethnic Cleansing in Ethiopia Civil war has spread throughout Ethiopia. Regional conflicts have led to a devastating genocide as rebels from multiple ethnic groups target each other on the basis of ethnicity....

SEC changes name and receives generous donation

SEC changes name and receives generous donation

Abby Malzewski, News Editor November 4, 2021

The rebranding of the Student Engagement Center, commonly referred to as the SEC, was announced on Thursday, Oct. 21, in a Whitman Today message titled “Introducing the Career and Community Engagement...

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