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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Whitties and animals take a paws together at Destress Fest

Whitties and animals take a “paws” together at Destress Fest

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter March 9, 2023

On March 2, a highly anticipated group of visitors set foot in the basement of Reid Campus Center. Gracing students with their presence for the second time this year, cats and dogs from the Blue Mountain...

Methods to manage, as a student with ADHD

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter September 15, 2022

Imagine this is your point-of-view at Whitman: you’re sitting in class, perhaps in the front, watching as the professor lectures you with great enthusiasm; you’re trying to listen and concentrate....

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter December 6, 2018

The word “disability” conjures up a multitude of subsequent phrases and ideas, most of which are limited to the framework within which disability has been talked about. Our own campus is home to a...

Autism Awareness at Whitman

Georgia Lyon April 7, 2016
Autism Awareness Month provides the opportunity to reflect on autism and how autistic students are supported on campus.

Inclusive Language, Walla Walla Roastery, and the ARC: The Pio Hour Show 2

Mary Kampa and Julio Escarce September 23, 2015

In this episode of the Pio Hour new hosts Mary Kampa and Julio Escarce interview residence hall directors regarding the Inclusive Language Campaign. They also learn about the roasting processes used by...

Marisa Ikert assists a student. Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Penrose, ARC, SEC, COWS open new Learning Commons

Annie Roge October 16, 2014
The new Learning Commons aims to provide an additional resource for students during evening hours when the programs’ main offices are not open or available. While each department involved still retains the bulk of their services in their respective offices, the Learning Commons aims to provide short-notice, convenient assistance to students when they need it.

Retirements, New Hires Herald Change in Student Affairs

Emily Lin-Jones September 11, 2014
The departure and retirement of several long-time staff members, in addition to promotions and new hires, are adding up to a changing administration at Whitman College.
Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Helen Angell February 13, 2014
Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. Students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heightened awareness about the seriousness of concussions and their impact on the brain.
Renovations Modernize, Increase Efficiency

Renovations Modernize, Increase Efficiency

Lorah Steichen October 17, 2013
Students returning to campus were greeted with multiple office changes. Many administrative offices were renovated, or moved buildings, in efforts to improve efficiency.

General Campus Resources

Shelly Le February 14, 2013

Whitman Health Center Whitman's health center runs 24 hours a day and offers a range of services that include in-house lab testing, vaccines and travel health assistance, physical and massage therapy,...

Credit: Catie Bergman

Writing their own prescription: Whitman students abuse Adderall to tackle workload

Shelly Le February 23, 2012
Scholastic pressure at Whitman can be tremendous, especially as midterms approach and the end of the semester looms ahead. In light of this, some students turn to non-prescription Adderall to help them manage their heavy workload.
Mary Claire Gegen, the ARCs Resources Coordinator, shows off a Smart Pen an Amazon Kindle, two of the tools available for students.  Photo Credit: Ben Lerchin

ARC provides assistive technology for student use

Blair Hanley Frank April 21, 2011
The Academic Resource Center has iPads and a number of other gadgets on hand to lend out to students who need them.
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