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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Proposed Faculty Motion Prompts Discussion About Greek Life

Mickey Shin, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, faculty gathered to discuss a proposed motion to eliminate “single-sex social and residential organizations.” The motion, which began circulating through the faculty listserv,...

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TKE Grapples With Basement Writing

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief May 3, 2018

This past weekend, The Wire received an anonymous email reporting racist and misogynistic writing in the basement of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), along with a photo. The writing reads “Not Afraid to ‘Hard...

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Christy Carley, News Editor September 15, 2016

It was the summer of ‘69 when all incoming students of Whitman College last received a letter encouraging them to refrain from participating in fall Greek organization recruitment. This past  Friday,...

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 31, 2013
Nov. 1st marks this year's Mr. Whitman, the annual male beauty pageant hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. The event is fundraising and raising awareness for Trilogy Recovery Community, a local nonprofit group for adolescents struggling with addiction.
Phi House Plans for Solar Panels

Phi House Plans for Solar Panels

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 10, 2013
The Phi Delta Theta house is trying to become the most sustainable fraternity at Whitman by installing solar panels.
Credit: Marie von Hafften

Alpha Phi commences colonization

Molly Johanson September 29, 2011
This Friday, September 30, Alpha Phi, Whitman's brand new sorority, will have its bid night, which will be the culminating event in the year long process of adding the new sorority to campus.
Credit: Ethan Parrish

Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

Molly Smith March 3, 2011
Whitman's administration is investigating claims that TKE initiation violates the college's Code of Conduct and hazing policy.

Faculty votes to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman’s fourth sorority

Rachel Alexander March 3, 2011
Whitman faculty voted on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman's fourth sorority to reduce overcrowding in existing Greek groups.
Dance crew Money in the Cow (from left: Alixander Bowman 11, Matt McMillan 12, Thomas Knook 12, Quinn Taylor 11 and Graham Toben 10) prepare for the Cakes for CASA dance-off. Credit: Bullion

It’s a dance-off: Cakes for CASA looks to help locals

Eric Nickeson-Mendheim November 8, 2009
Inspired by the reality show on fox, Kappa Alpha Theta hosts Whitman's Best Dance Crew in order to spice up their annual Cakes for CASA fundraiser.
Credit: Bullion

Holding out for a hero: Mr. Whitman pageant raises funds for Hondurans

Lea Negrin October 28, 2009
The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority has long been awaiting the draw of the red curtain in Cordiner Hall this Friday, Oct. 30, for their eighth annual Mr. Whitman pageant. A fundraiser for a chosen non-profit organization, the event brings eight male contestants to compete in formal attire, swim wear, talent and question-and-answer categories. In past years the non-profit organization which would receive the profits of the event was chosen by the Kappas, who looked at groups with which they had some personal connection or affiliation. Last year, for the first time, they asked the Whitman College community to submit applications for organizations they believed the fundraiser should benefit. For this year's performance, due to heightened publicity, the Kappas found themselves struggling to choose between 21 organizations.

‘Greekend’ strives to unite sororities and fraternities

Cindy Chen April 16, 2009

While other schools dedicate an entire week to their Greek Week, Whitman's greek system will be holding Greek Weekend. The weekend will kick off today, April 16 with a movie on the Phi lawn and end with...

Kappas solicit charity applications for Mr. Whitman

C.J. Wisler April 16, 2009

While most student organizations and clubs are approaching the culmination of their activities for the 2008-09 school year, sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) is beginning to look ahead towards next year....

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