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What do WWCC students think of Whitman?

Paul Florence, News Reporter November 10, 2022

Walla Walla Community College and Whitman College share a town. While the two schools share many other similarities, they also have their key differences. One of the main differences noted by Walla...

A rocky relationship with accessibility

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist September 22, 2022

Outdoor appreciation is fully endemic in Whitman’s culture. Physical ability is something that many students at Whitman take great pride in and, in many ways, it dominates social culture. Love of the...

Expressive arts therapy gives students a more accessible option

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter September 22, 2022

Due to the nature of confidentiality in therapy, the use of anonymous sources has been deemed necessary in protecting the privacy of those who attended the therapy session. Comments from two different...

Illustration by Eleanor Amer.

Going abroad, going broke

Kainat Ansari, Opinion Columnist September 15, 2022

I can vividly picture the moment when I got accepted to Whitman. My excitement was at its peak because Whitman was one of the few colleges who gave me a generous scholarship. Like many other international...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Learning differently at Whitman

Amelia Leach, Feature reporter April 14, 2022

Never being able to sit still or stop talking are two of my most prominent personality traits. The question, “Did you take your meds today, Amelia?” was thrown around in my home and here at Whitman...

We need neurodiversity in the college classroom

Camilla Tarpey-Schwed, Columnist March 25, 2021

According to the Whitman mission statement, we are expected as students at Whitman College, to “develop our intellectual and creative capacities in a supportive scholarly community.” While I agree...

I can’t believe I have to say this, but vulnerable populations need the vaccine more than you

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor March 25, 2021

This article has been updated from the version published Issue 6 of the Wire’s print publication. On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, an email claiming there were “no restrictions on eligibility today at...

Let’s make Power & Privilege longer

Sydney Bellon, Columnist February 27, 2020

Many people at Whitman share the opinion that the Power & Privilege Symposium is something that deserves more energy, effort and appreciation from those who are not involved in the event, including...

Whitman student actors portray Fred, Daphne, Velma, Scooby and Shaggy, re- spectively, as they solve mysteries in the midst of their sophomore year. Photos contributed by Fi Black.

Accessing student-led theatre on campus

Renny Acheson , A&E Editor February 13, 2020

A beloved cartoon took on a new form in Maxey Auditorium on Dec. 6, 2019. The “Scooby Dooby Doosical,” written and directed by sophomore Fi Black, premiered as a one-night show with music written by...

This article is not accessible

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor October 31, 2019

This article is not accessible. Sure, it is published in The Wire, but who reads The Wire? Well, you, and those connected to the Whitman community. And, sure, it will also be published online, but who...

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...

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