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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Alumni Advice: Navigating Whitman and Life Beyond

Alumni Advice: Navigating Whitman and Life Beyond

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor February 29, 2024

As my graduation looms closer, my parents make plans to celebrate the conclusion of my college career and acquaintances ask me what’s next, panic grows. I thought that I would have narrowed down my options...

Letter to the Editor: Meeting full financial need

Eli Robinson, Alumni, Class of 2015 October 19, 2023

Dear donors, students and alumni,  I am writing today to push the college to do the maximum good regarding their promise to meet “full need” of their students via the Upward Together financial...

Come Get Some Whittie Wisdom: Alumni Reunion

Ansley Peard, News Reporter September 21, 2023

Thursday, Sept. 21, marks the first day of the highly-anticipated 2023 Alumni Reunion Weekend. Attendees from the classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1978, 1983, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019...

Best practices for capitalizing off your student body

Best practices for capitalizing off your student body

Rachel Husband, Humor Writer May 4, 2023

Back in August of 2002, on the day of my birth, Whitman College gave me my first diploma (second one currently in progress). It reads, “To Rachel Husband. Diploma of good health and lifelong learning.”...

Whitties past and present connect at winter break networking events

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor February 2, 2023

Whitties have a reputation for staying connected post graduation. In addition to the legendary 30 percent marriage rate between Whitman students, the Whitman community is committed to staying involved...

Contributed Photo by The Little Theater.

Spotlight on Whitman alumni working in the arts

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter April 7, 2022

Every college has a percentage of its alumni graduating with a major in an area of the arts, and Whitman is no different. Many arts majors have gone out into the world and used their knowledge to inspire...

Contributed Photo by Makenna Stone 20.

Whitman athlete alumni find success in sport after graduation

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter March 3, 2022

Most people who play sports in high school don’t play sports in college, and most people who play sports in college don’t go on to play further sports. However, some former Blues go on to play professional...

Professors care about Whitman, so why doesn’t the administration care about them?

Hailey Livingston, Columnist February 24, 2022

Around this time last year, Whitman released the Financial Sustainability Review (FSR), stoking student and alumni outrage. To give a brief summary, the FSR cut money from the arts and humanities programs...

Photo contributed by Carissa Cox.

Whitman alumni continue to find joy in music

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor November 4, 2021

Take a walk past the Hall of Music late at night, and chances are you’ll still be able to hear someone practicing their instrument or their singing. There are many opportunities to get involved in music...

Whitman So White! breathes new life into Students and Alumni of Color Coalition with networking event

Whitman So White! breathes new life into Students and Alumni of Color Coalition with networking event

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor October 28, 2021

Last week, the Whitman So White! podcast held a virtual networking event for students and alumni of color. The event marked the beginning of an effort by junior Elea Besse and senior Jasmine Razeghi, the...

Photo contributed by Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Washington 16th District candidates square off in virtual forum

Abby Main, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

On Oct. 6, the forum for candidates running for 16th Legislative District office was dominated by subjects such as COVID-19, the economic recovery, taxes and recent wildfires. The forum was conducted over...

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.

Club cycling: A history of community and success

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

Club cycling at Whitman has been characterized by its fusion of competition and relaxed environment. The club cycling team at Whitman was founded by a trio of students in 2001. After riding together...

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