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Whitman Alum on Freedom of Information Act

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


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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...

How do Whitties celebrate Thanksgiving?

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


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As students leave for Thanksgiving break, some celebrate the holiday in a different manner than others. First-year Emma Griffith traveled to a ski camp in West Yellowstone with several teammates on the cross-county team. “It was pretty relaxed, we just sort of hung out,” Griffith said. “We ...

Explorations: Student-Led First Year Orientation

Explorations: Student-Led First Year Orientation

Oscar Parrish, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


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This past week Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell hosted informational sessions about ‘Explorations,’ the new pre-orientation program that will be piloted this coming Fall. Many Whitman students fondly remember their own pre-orientation experience, the first real exposure to the next four years of their li...

California Wildfires: Whitman Extends Application Deadlines

California Wildfires: Whitman Extends Application Deadlines

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018


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This fall, wildfires have devastated the state of California: the Camp Fire in Paradise, the Hill Fire in San Luis Obispo County and the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. These wildfires have displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and are being called California “mega-fires,” dr...

RAs Reapply in Record Numbers

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Earlier this month the Residential Life department finalized the new Resident Assistant (RA) assignments for next semester. 12 current RAs reapplied for the 36 RA positions available, a record number of returnees. Unlike most schools, Whitman’s RAs are hired on a calendar year. Director of Res...

The Dangers of Modern Journalism

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

November 27, 2018


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On Oct. 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi — of the Washington Post — entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. In the weeks following his apparent disappearance, rumours began to emerge suggesting that the journalist had be murdered and dismembered by agents of the Saudi Arabian government. It ...

Whitman Students Get Out To Vote

Oscar Parrish, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2018


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Although Walla Walla county did not see any major upsets or unexpected victories in the November Midterm Elections, there was an enormous increase in voter turnout from previous Midterms. With the voter turnout rate being 71.4 percent in 2018, up from 59.7 percent in November of 2014 for Walla Walla County,...

Celebrating Veterans in Walla Walla

Celebrating Veterans in Walla Walla

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2018


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The annual celebration of Veterans Day in Walla Walla occurred once again on Nov. 11, but not everyone celebrated the day in the same way. The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation and AMVets put on the Veterans Day Parade. The parade started off at 11:11 a.m. The time originates from the date the armist...

Midterm Results Impact Walla Walla Future

Midterm Results Impact Walla Walla Future

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


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Lisa Brown lost to Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the district’s congressional race for the House of Representatives. The Republican incumbent, Cathy McMorris Rodgers won with 55.1 percent of the vote. McMorris Rodgers was elected to the House in 2004, and remains the fourth highest ...

“Ubícate”: (Im)Migration Week at Whitman

Oscar Parrish, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


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This past week the club Borders as Method (BAM) hosted their annual event ‘Immigration Week’ from Nov. 5 to Nov. 10. Throughout the week, the club hosted various panels, workshops and teach-ins all focused on raising awareness about immigration and stressing the intersectionality and interrelatedness of immigra...

Bye Bye Bishop: Sustainability Coordinator Resigns

Will Booth, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


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Brandon Bishop, The Campus Sustainability Coordinator at Whitman College, has recently decided to move on from his role at Whitman. Bishop was hired by Whitman in August of 2016. Now, in November of 2018, Bishop has decided to end his tenure as Sustainability Coordinator at Whitman to pursue a su...

ASWC 2.0

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The restructuring of ASWC remains a prevalent topic within the Whitman student body, with many discussions taking on a more tangible form. Gautam Produturi, the interim Facilitator for ASWC, recently drafted “A Proposal to Restructure ASWC” and presented it during a Senate meeting on November 11...

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