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No ‘Poo

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter December 7, 2017

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...

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BE MORE FUNNY!!!

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter October 9, 2017
“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

Alissa Antilla, Staff Writer September 9, 2017

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!”...

Walla Walla: Sin City

Alissa Antilla and Alex Brockman May 4, 2017

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....

Behind Bars, in Our Backyard

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter April 13, 2017

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...

This photo was taken the day I got a traffic infraction, said Isabel. Contributed by Isabel Mills.

Classroom in the Clouds

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter March 9, 2017

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...

Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer February 9, 2017

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...

Mike Hammond: the Muffler Man

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter November 17, 2016

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...

Whitmans Chess Club

Whitman’s Chess Club

Alissa Antilla October 20, 2016

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...

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Alissa Antilla September 29, 2016

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...

Gluten-Free and Easy

Gluten-Free and Easy

Alissa Antilla, Olivia Gilbert, and Katharine Gillen September 15, 2016

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,...

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