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Martin Luther King Jr. March Acts as Outlet for Community Activism

Martin Luther King Jr. March Acts as Outlet for Community Activism

Audrey Hecker, News Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

During the week of Jan. 21, Whitman students and faculty joined with local university and community members in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. The week’s events began with the “MLK Peace March” from Reid Campus Center through downtown Walla Walla to the Gesa Power Hous...

Kazi, the Dean of the People

Kazi, the Dean of the People

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Whitman College recently announced that Kazi Joshua will be the new Dean of Students. Dean Joshua started working as the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion about five years ago. Last June, he took the position of Interim Dean of Students, only to fully take on the position earlier this month...

Preparing for Power and Privilege Symposium 2019

Preparing for Power and Privilege Symposium 2019

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Classes will be cancelled Feb. 21 for the annual Power and Privilege Symposium. Throughout the day, students will lead hour-long sessions and conversations open to everyone. It is up to the students to decide which sessions they want to attend, how many or if they attend at all. Last year, junior Me...

Despite Controversies, Walla Walla Hosts Third Women’s March

Despite Controversies, Walla Walla Hosts Third Women’s March

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Women’s March commenced for the third year in a row. The Walla Walla Women’s March started at 10 a.m. in Pioneer Park, and hundreds attended according to the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. A new chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, DSA, attended the march in Walla ...

Whitman Alum on Freedom of Information Act

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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Alumnus Rachel Alexander returned to Whitman this past Thursday, Oct. 29 to share her talk entitled “How to Discover Government Secrets and Impress Your Date with the Public Records Act.” Alexander worked for the Whitman Pioneer (now the Whitman Wire) for four years and continued working in the fi...

How do Whitties celebrate Thanksgiving?

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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As students leave for Thanksgiving break, some celebrate the holiday in a different manner than others. First-year Emma Griffith traveled to a ski camp in West Yellowstone with several teammates on the cross-county team. “It was pretty relaxed, we just sort of hung out,” Griffith said. “We ...

Explorations: Student-Led First Year Orientation

Explorations: Student-Led First Year Orientation

Oscar Parrish, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


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This past week Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell hosted informational sessions about ‘Explorations,’ the new pre-orientation program that will be piloted this coming Fall. Many Whitman students fondly remember their own pre-orientation experience, the first real exposure to the next four years of their li...

California Wildfires: Whitman Extends Application Deadlines

California Wildfires: Whitman Extends Application Deadlines

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


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This fall, wildfires have devastated the state of California: the Camp Fire in Paradise, the Hill Fire in San Luis Obispo County and the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. These wildfires have displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and are being called California “mega-fires,” dr...

RAs Reapply in Record Numbers

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Earlier this month the Residential Life department finalized the new Resident Assistant (RA) assignments for next semester. 12 current RAs reapplied for the 36 RA positions available, a record number of returnees. Unlike most schools, Whitman’s RAs are hired on a calendar year. Director of Res...

The Dangers of Modern Journalism

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

November 27, 2018


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On Oct. 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi — of the Washington Post — entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. In the weeks following his apparent disappearance, rumours began to emerge suggesting that the journalist had be murdered and dismembered by agents of the Saudi Arabian government. It ...

Whitman Students Get Out To Vote

Oscar Parrish, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Although Walla Walla county did not see any major upsets or unexpected victories in the November Midterm Elections, there was an enormous increase in voter turnout from previous Midterms. With the voter turnout rate being 71.4 percent in 2018, up from 59.7 percent in November of 2014 for Walla Walla County,...

Celebrating Veterans in Walla Walla

Celebrating Veterans in Walla Walla

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The annual celebration of Veterans Day in Walla Walla occurred once again on Nov. 11, but not everyone celebrated the day in the same way. The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation and AMVets put on the Veterans Day Parade. The parade started off at 11:11 a.m. The time originates from the date the armist...

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