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Midterm Results Impact Walla Walla Future

Midterm Results Impact Walla Walla Future

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


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Lisa Brown lost to Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the district’s congressional race for the House of Representatives. The Republican incumbent, Cathy McMorris Rodgers won with 55.1 percent of the vote. McMorris Rodgers was elected to the House in 2004, and remains the fourth highest ...

“Ubícate”: (Im)Migration Week at Whitman

Oscar Parrish, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018


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This past week the club Borders as Method (BAM) hosted their annual event ‘Immigration Week’ from Nov. 5 to Nov. 10. Throughout the week, the club hosted various panels, workshops and teach-ins all focused on raising awareness about immigration and stressing the intersectionality and interrelatedness of immigra...

Bye Bye Bishop: Sustainability Coordinator Resigns

Will Booth, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


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Brandon Bishop, The Campus Sustainability Coordinator at Whitman College, has recently decided to move on from his role at Whitman. Bishop was hired by Whitman in August of 2016. Now, in November of 2018, Bishop has decided to end his tenure as Sustainability Coordinator at Whitman to pursue a su...

ASWC 2.0

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


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The restructuring of ASWC remains a prevalent topic within the Whitman student body, with many discussions taking on a more tangible form. Gautam Produturi, the interim Facilitator for ASWC, recently drafted “A Proposal to Restructure ASWC” and presented it during a Senate meeting on November 11...

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...

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