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Kappas, kids celebrate annual Dr. Seuss Day

From top, clockwise: Christie Seyfort, ‘09, Carole Wilson, ‘09, Katelyn  Sorensen, ‘12, and Kristin Coverdale, 11, rehearse the “Cat in the Hat

Jamie Soukup

March 5, 2009

When local Walla Walla youth read the book, "Oh the Places You'll Go," they might not have realized that one of those places was Whitman College. Last Sunday, March 1, the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) put on their fifth annual Dr. Seuss Day event at Reid Campus Center, in conjunction with the ...

Sororities explore possibility of future extension

Maggie Allen

February 19, 2009

With initiation complete for Whitman sororities, greek women are now looking ahead towards their spring activities. While none of the three sororities on campus, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Gamma, will be holding formal recruitment this spring, they are collectively exploring the possibility...

Mr. Whitman winner reflects

Mr. Whitman winner reflects

Elana Congress

November 20, 2008

The winner of Mr. Whitman 2008 raised $4450 in less than two months, breaking the previous fundraising record by four-fold. Senior Kaston Griffin, the representative for the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, worked tirelessly to benefit the Lake Nkuruba Orphanage Project in Western Uganda. The most amazing ...

Mr. Whitman proceeds to benefit orphans

Chelsea Bissell

November 13, 2008

Outside of Mr. Whitman, there are few events where you can watch a singer in a thong perform on-stage or fraternity members enact a Super Smash Brothers game.   Its equally rare to see Cordiner spilling over with students eager to shell out $5 for an obscure charity. Kappa Kappa Gamma's annual philanthropy...

Greeks consider fourth sorority

Mariko Helm

November 13, 2008

A long time ago, in a world not unlike our own, Whitman campus boasted four sororities instead of three. Now, Whitman College's greek life is considering reinstalling a fourth sorority to the current triumvirate. The fourth sorority was called TriDelta, also known as Delta Delta Delta, but the chapter...

Sigs plan charity wine auction

Molly Smith

October 9, 2008

Visiting local wineries is only one of the many things the members of Whitman's Sigma Chi fraternity must do in preparation for their upcoming silent wine auction. The inaugural event, which takes place over Parents' Weekend, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Reid Campus Center. Buty...

Fraternities seek to improve community relations

Fraternities seek to improve community relations

Mike Sado

September 25, 2008

Students might have found themselves scrambling for their ID cards when they attended a fraternity party at the beginning of the semester. The rule was implemented by the Interfraternity Council (IFC) in response to some incidents last year involving Whitman students and Walla Walla community memb...

Whitties: going, going, Greek!

Elise Otto

September 25, 2008

This year's recruitment solidifies an upward trend for the Whitman Greek system. According to Panhellenic Recruitment Coordinator Rachel Constantino-Wallace, 89 girls went through recruitment last year.   This year that number increased to 104. Although the fraternities do not keep track of numbers...

Climate Challenge, frats reduce energy usage

Eden Essick

February 21, 2008

As a participant of the National Campus Energy Challenge, Whitman is competing among 117 schools to reduce the highest percentage of energy in the month of February. The competition brings together two campus groups that haven't yet collaborated: the fraternities and Campus Climate Challenge, which is...

Greek groups focus on philanthropy activities

Greek groups focus on philanthropy activities

Gillian Frew

October 25, 2007

Participants in the greek life program turned to volunteer work on Friday, Oct. 12, in a combined effort to clean up a two-mile stretch of Highway 12. The project brought together students from the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the Sigma Chi fraternity. Spearheaded this year by Maryn Juergens and...

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