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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

BREAKING: Students and faculty protest outside Board of Trustees’ dinner, demand divestment

Nazaaha Penick, News Editor May 3, 2024

In response to the Board of Trustees’ recent visit to Whitman’s campus, Whitman Students Justice for Palestine (WSJP) and Whitman’s Student Action Coalition (SAC) organized a protest to demonstrate...

Students Walk Out in Support of Palestine

Kasey Moulton, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2024

In the wake of explosive student protests at New York City’s Columbia University and ongoing violence in Gaza, students across Washington State participated in walkouts to protest the Israel-Hamas War....

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“Tax Day to Earth Day” Encourages Financial Reprioritization

Baran Abbasi, News Reporter April 25, 2024

Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition (WANW), a group consisting of environmentalist, peace organizations and educators committed to encouraging sustainability and eco-conscious living, and...

Michael Baumgartner’s WA-05 Campaign

Sebastian Squire, News Editor April 25, 2024

Michael Baumgartner, a former Republican state senator and the current treasurer of Spokane County, is running to replace Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the House of Representatives with a platform that he...

Accreditors Visit Whitman Campus

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter April 25, 2024

From April 15 through 17, representatives from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an accreditor for institutions of higher education, visited Whitman’s campus to conduct its Evaluation...

Wildfire Ready Neighbors Launches in Walla Walla

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter April 25, 2024

As temperatures across the globe continue to rise, there has been an unprecedented increase in wildfires. These warmer temperatures can lead to hot, dry conditions, making certain environmental landscapes...

Infographics by Payton Davies

Walla Walla’s Presidential Primary Election Manual Recount

Daniela Quiros Araya, News Reporter April 25, 2024

In response to a discrepancy in reported totals, election workers from the Walla Walla and Thurston Counties conducted a manual recount of 13,915 ballots from Walla Walla County’s presidential primary....

ASWC’s Bold Move for Campus Growth

Daniela Quirós Araya, News Reporter April 18, 2024

During their March 31 meeting, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) quietly passed a resolution to increase the student fee after three years at the same rate. The increase moves the membership...

From the Archives: Savoring Life One Word at a Time

Sarah McCarthy, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

This column initially appeared in the October 19, 2006 edition of The Whitman Pioneer. The opinion was written by a staff writer and appears as it was initially ran; the only edits are to spelling. “Take...

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Inaugural Salmon Film Festival Graces Campus

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter April 18, 2024

The inaugural Salmon Film Festival kicked off on April 12 and 13 on campus, drawing sizable crowds of community members and students with wafts of salmon cooking and the hum of conversation. The two-day...

Fentanyl Use In Walla Walla

Micah Powch, News Reporter April 18, 2024

In Walla Walla County, fentanyl killed 14 of the 21 people who died from drug overdoses between Jan. 2022 and Aug. 2023, according to the State of Washington. It killed 1803 of the 2001 people who overdosed...

Spring has Sprung: Planting Seeds and Forming Community

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter April 18, 2024

As the weather warms up, plant-related activities and events are beginning to pop up around Whitman campus and Walla Walla. This includes the Walla Walla Public Library’s seed library, which launched...

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