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No ‘Poo

No ‘Poo

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

First-year Jessie Brandt spent much of her gap year backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail: a simple, low-maintenance life. When Brandt came back to her Sebastopol, California, home for the winter to prepare for the next section of her hike, she started thinking about ways in which to simplify her ...

BE MORE FUNNY!!!

BE MORE FUNNY!!!

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

“It’s just another way to express yourself and to play with people. So much is about what the two of you are doing in that moment. It’s just another opportunity to really be with someone in a present place and play with them, which I think it rare,” said Noah Yaconelli, a senior member of Varsity Nordic. “No matter what, you don’t have a choice to not be present and playful.”

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Straight Cookin’ in the Back: A Peek into Bon Appétit Prep

Straight Cookin’ in the Back: A Peek into Bon Appétit Prep

Alissa Antilla, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Salad, sandwiches and tlayuda for this Thursday lunch at the Prentiss dining hall. Students flurried across the dining hall floor during the high noon chaos, scattered about the various lines. “Hey!” said Josh Hulett, the Bon Appetit Assistant Manager who was working the salad line, flashing...

Walla Walla: Sin City

Alissa Antilla and Alex Brockman

May 4, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

There is a piece of Walla Walla’s history that is swept under the records. Walla Walla, home to hundreds of upscale vineyards, gourmet restaurants and boutiques is a favorite weekend getaway for many. Walking down main street, it’s hard to imagine Walla Walla being described as anything but cut...

Behind Bars, in Our Backyard

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

It’s easy to see prisons as an anomaly in our cute and charming Walla Walla. The state penitentiary can easily just be a set of bright lights you see while driving to the wheat fields, while the Two Rivers Correctional Institution and Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution are unheard of for many...

Classroom in the Clouds

Classroom in the Clouds

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

A handful of Whitties–along with around fifty students at Walla Walla University (WWU) and various members of the Walla Walla community–attend class thousands of feet above their peers. In combination with a grounds school taught in a traditional classroom setting, students get a hands-on opport...

Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Classroom Connections, a club at Whitman that sends Whitman students to tutor at Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi), is all about making connections. Classroom Connections meshes the worlds of high school students and Whitman college students through Guided Study, a required study hall during the school...

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Stepping into Melody Muffler, an unexpected collision of an automotive shop and art gallery, is like entering a whole new world. This world is a culmination of disparate elements of artist, musician and automotive repairman, all talents of Walla Walla native Mike Hammond. ‘Building art’: cars and creat...

Whitman’s Chess Club

Whitman’s Chess Club

Alissa Antilla

October 20, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The Whitman Chess Club is checkmating the college’s activities scene. After finessing through a checkerboard of ASWC proposals and speeches, seniors Garrett Atkinson and Matthew Coopersmith’s idea to revive the club, which was inadvertently absorbed into the Walla Walla Chess Club years before, ...

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Alissa Antilla

September 29, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

While many people express affection through hugs, the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls show affinity for one another by smashing into each other. Members of this all-women roller derby team, gain sisters alongside bruises and form an unconventional family that they are sometimes even closer with than t...

Gluten-Free and Easy

Gluten-Free and Easy

Alissa Antilla, Olivia Gilbert, and Katharine Gillen

September 15, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Nestled in a quiet nook of the Walla Walla airport, Hidden Valley Bakery provides a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the airport. The Paige family, who have owned the bakery for 16 years, aims to provide a home-away-from-home for their customers. In order to cater to people with different...

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