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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...

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...

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...

Illustration by Megan Waldau

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...

Caitlyn Yoshina, class of 2014, teaches a mock lesson

Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter September 28, 2018

On Monday night, the Whitman Classics department hosted the “Symposium on Study in the Humanities as Preparation for a Career in Teaching." The department brought three graduates from varying Humanities...

Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter September 24, 2018

Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people...

Student loan fraud impacts campus: Loan provider Navient accused of mishandling payments

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter February 2, 2017

It’s an uncertain time for Whitman students, and especially for those accumulating debt to pay for their education. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau sued student loan servicer Navient earlier this...

Alumni weekend helps students meet future selves, confront mortality

Megumi Rierson, staff writer September 29, 2016

I walk into Reid on a Thursday afternoon to pick up my mail and my senses are immediately bombarded with the sounds of our prestigious alumni and their hoards of near-identical spawn, checking in for...

Photo by Anna Dawson

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Marra Clay, Publisher April 7, 2016
Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenberger '97, a first-generation educator astronaut, returned to Whitman to speak about Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) education
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