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Considering the Next Steps Towards Divestment

Considering the Next Steps Towards Divestment

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


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On Friday, Nov. 9, students gathered outside Memorial building to protest divestment as the Board of Trustees arrived for their annual fall meeting. By lunchtime the Board had unanimously voted to divest from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. First year Karsten Beling joined Divest club at the beginning of...

Breaking: Board of Trustees Vote to Fully Divest Whitman College from the Fossil Fuel Industry

Alissa Antilla, Managing Editor

November 9, 2018


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On Friday, November 9, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to fully divest Whitman College from the fossil fuel industry. “I think it’s a really powerful statement that we’re at least more committed than we used to be towards ethical investing," said senior Tyee Williams. "And that we do...

Walla Walla Quiet Hours: Quelling Late-Night Parties

Walla Walla Quiet Hours: Quelling Late-Night Parties

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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Recent changes in the City of Walla Walla’s Noise Control rules made headlines in the Union Bulletin last week. These changes also caught the attention of many, as it incorporated the words “quiet hours” into a city-wide context. This phrase, all-too-familiar to Whitman students, made many question Whitma...

ASWC Contends with Presidential Vacancy; Considers Reorganization

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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The events of the Senate on Sept. 30 resulted in significant reconsiderations of the role and function of ASWC on Whitman campus.   Unrelated to the repercussions of that meeting, but nonetheless notable with regards to the future of ASWC, former President of ASWC Lily Parker announced her decision to...

Cleveland Commons Opens to Student Backlash

Cleveland Commons Opens to Student Backlash

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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On Oct. 29, the new all-campus dining hall Cleveland Commons was opened to students. Students are now receiving higher quality food, but many are concerned that this is paired with higher prices. According to Roger Edens, the General Manager of Bon Appetit, the intent behind Cleveland Commons wa...

‘The Bald Futurist’ Comes to Whitman

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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Steve Brown, otherwise known as The Bald Futurist, came to town last week to present on the future of work. “A futurist doesn’t predict the future,” Brown said. “A futurist is there to help model the future, what are the possible futures, and then to help ask and answer two questions: first...

First Year of Gender Inclusive Mx. Whitman Pageant

First Year of Gender Inclusive Mx. Whitman Pageant

Oscar Parrish, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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Seven contestants took to the stage this past Saturday, Nov. 3, to perform in the first ever Mx. Whitman pageant. The contest, formerly known as Mr. Whitman, is an annual fundraising event organized by members of Whitman’s Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter. Traditionally, the contest has only been open to ...

Whitman Students and Community Collaborate on Art for Dia de Los Muertos

Whitman Students and Community Collaborate on Art for Dia de Los Muertos

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


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What do a steamroller, skeletons riding a mini Ferris wheel and facepaint all have in common? Walla Walla’s Dia de los Muertos festival this past Sunday. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday which honors and celebrates the dead. Walla Walla has celebrated the holiday along Main street every y...

The Annual Aphid Infestation

The Annual Aphid Infestation

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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Fall has arrived in Walla Walla, and with it, so have the thousands of ‘woolly’ blue ash aphids. Commonly encountered above sidewalks, these blue ash aphids are a regional phenomenon that have invoked passionate responses from students this fall — both annoyed and enamored. Scott Nonweiler ...

Proposed Faculty Motion Prompts Discussion About Greek Life

Mickey Shin, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Greek Life, NEWS

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, was recommended by Assistant Professor of Classics Dana Burgess. Initially, the motion proposed the abolishment of...

Brown V. McMorris Rodgers: Walla Walla Debate

Brown V. McMorris Rodgers: Walla Walla Debate

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

October 30, 2018


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On Wednesday, Oct. 24, House Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R.) and challenger Lisa Brown (D.) sparred in their in their last debate prior to Election Day Nov. 6. Brown hopes to unseat McMorris Rodgers who has held her position as Representative of Washington’s fifth congressional district si...

ASWC Looks Forward

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

October 25, 2018


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On Sunday, Oct. 23, members both of the student body and ASWC engaged in a forum about the form and function of student government in response to the events of Sept. 30 senate meeting. This might have been the first public discussion surrounding these issues, but it was not the first within ASWC. This...

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