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Vol. CLIV, Issue 3
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Alpha Phifa raises money for Planned Parenthood

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter April 20, 2023

“It doesn’t have to be a big difference, but at least some difference.”  Junior Clarisse Yee, President of the Beta Phi chapter of Alpha Phi, hit the mark with this statement for the Alpha Phifa...

Wire Watch Apr. 6-15

Wire Watch Apr. 6-15

Gillian Mackay-Brown, Managing Editor April 6, 2023

Thursday, April 6   First ASWC Debate 6 p.m., Reid Basement Candidates for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair, Student Development Chair and Finance Chair will be debating. Snacks...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

Delayed, shorter and online: Greek life’s unconventional recruitment

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

A semester late and now, entirely online, Whitman’s sororities and fraternities completed formal recruitment in early February.  Primary Greek life recruitment is traditionally held in the fall,...

Alpha Phi seeks to build on success with Red Dress Gala

Alpha Phi seeks to build on success with Red Dress Gala

Ellen Ivens-Duran October 22, 2015
Alpha Phi’s third annual Red Dress Gala, a silent auction and social event, will take place this Friday at Main Street Studios. Half of the proceeds of the evening will go to the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports women’s heart health and women’s leadership, while the other half will go to Trilogy, a local organization that supports children whose lives are affected by substance abuse.
The Greeks in Walla Walla

The Greeks in Walla Walla

Quin Nelson March 21, 2013
The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four sororities, to the south, and Whitman’s four fraternity houses to the north. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitman, with occasional recklessness that divide campus over controversial issues as well as tremendous fellowship that brings Whitties together. To properly understand how the Greek system has taken such a strong foothold in Whitman's social life, it’s imperative to start from the beginning.

Alpha Phi finalizes bids, selective about members

Allison Work October 13, 2011
With the colonization of an Alpha Phi women's fraternity chapter on the Whitman campus this fall, Greek life is changing.
Credit: Marie von Hafften

Alpha Phi commences colonization

Molly Johanson September 29, 2011
This Friday, September 30, Alpha Phi, Whitman's brand new sorority, will have its bid night, which will be the culminating event in the year long process of adding the new sorority to campus.

Faculty votes to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman’s fourth sorority

Rachel Alexander March 3, 2011
Whitman faculty voted on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman's fourth sorority to reduce overcrowding in existing Greek groups.
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