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Student and Community Activists Respond to Limits in Contraceptive Care

Student and Community Activists Respond to Limits in Contraceptive Care

Christy Carley, News Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The closure of Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) in July of 2017 left a hole in the healthcare system of the Walla Walla Valley. Beyond increased waiting times at other facilities, WWGH's closure also means limited access to reproductive health services in town – an issue that senior Politics Major Meg Ri...

Community, Commissioners, Respond to Water Bottling Proposal

Community, Commissioners, Respond to Water Bottling Proposal

Ben Kunz and Christy Carley

February 15, 2018


Filed under Community, NEWS

On November 29, 2017, Darlene and Perry Dozier filed an amendment to the Zoning Code Text Amendments through the Community Development Department to allow them to start bottling water on their farmland in Waitsburg. The proposal has two components: the first would amend the Walla Walla County Code to ...

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In late December 2017, the Washington-based community activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando was served a “Notice to Appear,” which marks the beginning of deportation proceedings by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mora-Villalpando is a 47-year-old Mexican native who has lived in the US ...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Saturday, Jan. 20, over 2,000 people participated in the Women’s March On Walla Walla to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. The welcoming rally began in the parking lot of the First Congregational Church at 10 a.m. Signs bobbed amongst the crowd with quip...

Mike McGuinn Helps Bring Fun, Cool Musicians to Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Community

The music scene in Walla Walla is thriving with more diversity thanks to the efforts of, among others, Mike McGuinn. The owner of Urban Grow Systems, a hydroponics shop, McGuinn has worked to bring in a wide range of musicians that locals might not normally get a chance to see. Some of the well-kn...

Campus Climate Survey Offers A Starting Point

Georgia Lyon, News Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Community, NEWS

Numbers may add to Whitman’s ability to improve its campus climate. Last spring, students, faculty and staff at Whitman filled out the anonymous campus climate survey administered in February of 2016. The Whitman Inclusion Diversity and Equity council (WIDE) used the general format of the campus ...

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Community, NEWS

On Monday Oct. 26, Wendy Hernandez, a local immigration lawyer, came to talk to the Borders as Methods group on campus. With Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Kazi Joshua acting as facilitator, an hour-long discussion on immigration was held. With this election containing some of the most polarizing and unpopular nominees in history, their stances on immigration were analyzed by the impact they would have locally.

6×6 Perspectives on Display

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This was the fourth annual ArtSquared event, which ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. ArtS...

Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2016


Filed under Community, NEWS

Olivia Sasaki, Julia Karschney, Elise Frank and Paul Minor will graduate this spring after working with the America Reads/ America Counts (ARAC) program throughout their four years at Whitman. The program works to enhance grade and middle school level reading and math skills of children in the Walla...

Multicultural Arts Festival sparks conversations

Multicultural Arts Festival sparks conversations

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016


Filed under A&E, Community, Front Page Slideshow

Excitement and joy took over the atmosphere at Pioneer Park as dancers whirled in the center of an appreciative audience of varying races and backgrounds. The chance to bring these people together came in the form of the 23rd annual Diversity Day Multicultural Arts Festival, which took place on Sund...

Waitsburg Weighs In on Nestle, Declines Offer

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

September 15, 2016


Filed under Community, NEWS

The Nestle America company will not build a $50 million water bottling plant in Waitsburg. Nestle’s proposed project would have tapped Waitsburg’s water supply, using around 150 million gallons of Waitsburg’s spring and well water. The company had offered to build a bottling plant that would provide 50 j...

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Andy Monserud, News Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Politics

Whitman’s Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) held a rally at the steps of Penrose Library Tuesday evening in solidarity with protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Reservation in North and South Dakota. IPECC members, community members and Whitman facul...

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