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Whitman Ties to End of Death Penalty

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Four Whitman students were arrested while protesting the execution of Jeremy Sagastegui at the Walla Walla penitentiary in October of 1998. Now, 20 years later, Washington becomes the 20th state to end the death penalty. The basis for Washington Supreme Court’s unanimous decision largely rested...

Local Coffee on Campus

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The newly renovated Jewett Cafe opened this week to positive responses from the Whitman and larger Walla Walla community. The cafe partnered with Walla Walla Roastery to bring fresh and local coffee to Whitman students. Walla Walla Roastery is located by the Walla Walla Regional Airport and was ...

I-1631: A Chance for Equitable Growth

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

This Nov., Washington State presents I-1631, a carbon fee like no other. If passed, this initiative will charge polluters, redistribute wealth and promote clean energy. Coming soon to ballots near you. Senior Tyee Williams co-leads the 1631 initiative campaign at Whitman along with junior Andy Burnste...

Perking Up a Local Favorite

Perking Up a Local Favorite

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

If you enter the Walla Walla cafe Coffee Perk this month, you will notice signs of construction. Immediately inside the shop, a plastic covering blocks half of the cafe, and the seating has drastically diminished. This local Whitman haunt is in the process of remodeling the entire shop. Owner of the...

First Debate for Walla Walla Sheriff Candidates

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

With the approaching Walla Walla County General Election on Nov. 6, countywide sheriff candidates Mark Crider (current Undersheriff of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office) and Matthew Stroe (Whitman’s Director of Security) engaged in a public debate at the Gesa Powerhouse Theatre on Oct. 15. ...

Increased Attendance at Fall Visitor’s Day

Increased Attendance at Fall Visitor’s Day

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018


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On Friday, Oct. 12, Whitman had around 100-110 students come with their families to experience our campus and community for the annual Fall Visitor’s Day event. The attendance this year was about a 25 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Director of Conferences, Events and Sche...

New Democratic Socialists of America Chapter

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018


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Students have come together with community leaders, including some Whitman College staff and faculty, to create a new Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) chapter in Walla Walla. On a national level, the DSA is the largest organization of socialists in the country. They believe that working peopl...

374% Increase in Alcohol Referrals: 2018 Clery Report

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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The Annual Security Report & Annual Fire Safety Report for 2017 were recently released by Whitman’s Title IX Administrator, Juli Dunn. These reports detail the college’s expectations and procedures regarding reporting crimes, emergency response, security, counseling, alcohol and drug use and sexual...

Whitman Resistance to Kavanaugh

Whitman Resistance to Kavanaugh

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

October 12, 2018


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Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice on Saturday, Oct. 6. Despite accusations of sexual assault from three women, a week-long investigation by FBI and vocal political opposition and activism across the country, the final vote was 50 to 48 with Senator Joe M...

ASWC Inflicts Racial Trauma, Begins to Grapple with Consequences

Kate Grumbles and Mickey Shin

October 12, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

At the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate meeting held this past Sunday, Sept. 30, senators engaged in inappropriate questioning of a funding request for the 2018 PNW (Pacific Northwest) Students of Color Conference, prompting a schoolwide email describing the Sept. 30 discussion that wa...

Creating Community Around South Asian Culture

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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The South Asian Students Association (SASA) joined almost 100 official clubs at Whitman earlier this month at an Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate meeting. To gain ASWC recognition, clubs must have a name, an advisor, have been active for at least one semester and submit a club ...

More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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The recent discovery of hundreds of hate speech flyers found in Penrose Library was met promptly by Whitman staff. President Kathy Murray sent an email to the campus community on the issue, and library staff have been working to locate and remove remaining flyers Dalia Corkrum, the Library Director,...

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