Whitman Wire


In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and Whitman College’s move to online distance-learning, it is important to stay informed and up to date with information regarding the virus.

The Wire hopes to serve as a resource to connect our readers to the most accurate and helpful resources, spanning from basic information to the virus, how to seek medical care, where to find food during this time, how to maintain your mental and physical well being, how to stay entertained while at home and more.

Basic information

Provides basic information on what COVID-19 is, how it is impacting people and actions you should take in the midst of the pandemic.

Washington State

Lists the current restrictions in Washington State and what they mean for Washington residents.

On-campus resources

Informs students of the resources still currently available on Whitman College campus.

Food access

Provides information on how to access food on-campus and off-campus, including details about local food banks and pantries.

Mental health

Illuminates available mental health resources, including online counseling services, crisis hotlines and mental health apps.


Lists resources available – both Whitman-affiliated and non-affiliated – to assist students with online classes.

At-home entertainment

Gives readers ideas of what to do at home during the pandemic.

How can I help?

Provides a list of organizations who particularly need assistance during the pandemic and gives readers ideas of what they can do to help.


Lists all the stories The Wire has published regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

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