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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Indie band Reptaliens community. Photos by Dana Kendrick

Chastity Belt and Reptaliens in review

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter March 5, 2020

Four Whitman alumni returned to campus on Saturday, but they weren't here for a reunion. They returned as Chastity Belt, a Seattle-based indie rock band with the intent to illuminate Reid Ballroom. Before...

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Tracking the demise of the Whitman yearbook

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter February 4, 2020

After years of budget cuts and vacillating student interest, Whitman’s yearbook, previously known as Waiilatpu, went quietly out of publication in 2017. Its discontinuation has repercussions for both...

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Dylan Mathias , Sports Reporter November 7, 2019

Over Family Weekend, Oct. 25-27, some students could be found giving their family a tour of campus, attending a planetarium show or dining out — putting their parents’ wallets to good use. The swim...

Eddy Vasquez ‘15 talks liberal arts, art and design 

Ann Karneus , A&E Reporter October 31, 2019

Last Wednesday, Sept. 23, Eddy Vasquez ‘15 gave a talk at Fouts Center for Visual Arts as part of the second installment in the Visiting Alumni Artist Series.  Raised in inner-city Los Angeles, Vasquez...

Alum looking forward to wild night in Health Center

Madeline Kemp September 30, 2019

Last weekend was alumni weekend, and Dave Teppner, class of ‘83, knew exactly how he wanted to relive his favorite party nights at Whitman. There would be the obligatory spots, of course, to show the...

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