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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...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

What do WWCC students think of Whitman?

Paul Florence, News Reporter November 10, 2022

Walla Walla Community College and Whitman College share a town. While the two schools share many other similarities, they also have their key differences. One of the main differences noted by Walla...

Musk’s Twitter takeover

Ben Kearney, News Reporter November 10, 2022

In a $44 billion acquisition, billionaire Elon Musk took ownership of the social media platform Twitter on Oct. 27 after announcing his intentions at the beginning of the year. Since the takeover, Musk...

Local Walla Walla election updates

2022 Election Coverage Team, 2022 Election Coverage Team November 8, 2022

The Wire will be providing updates on important state measures and races, county propositions races and legislative district elections. We will be using data provided by Walla Walla County and the Walla...

Senate and House election updates

2022 Election Coverage Team, 2022 Election Coverage Team November 8, 2022

The Wire will be providing updates on elections across the U.S. We will be using data provided by the Associated Press, FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Senate:  The...

What’s on the ballot during the 2022 midterm elections?

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter November 3, 2022

With Democrats currently holding on to a razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives and Senate, the outcome of the 2022 midterms may be decided in a handful of toss-up elections. Several of these...

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