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Let’s talk about billionaires

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist November 11, 2021

Before we go any further, I would just like to put into context how much a billion is. In simple terms, a billion is equivalent to one thousand million, which, come to think of it, is a lot on its own....

Companies stake their claim on Whitman following Barnes and Noble bookstore purchase

Conor Bartol, stuck on roof trying to get frisbee, send help May 6, 2021

Barnes and Noble’s imminent takeover of the Whitman bookstore has “opened the floodgates” for companies that hope to make part of the school their own, inundating the Whitman administration with...

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Amazon announces plans to purchase Whitman College

Elise Sanders, Dictionary Memorizer February 10, 2020

Walla Walla has been buzzing since Jeff Bezos and Kathy Murray signed an agreement to sell Whitman College to Amazon in order to increase funding for the school. The student body, however, is very divided...

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Tech Paranoia

India Flinchum, Columnist February 8, 2018

The Amazon Echo is a speaker inhabited by a “digital talking assistant” known as Alexa. The speaker, that appeared on the market three years ago, is capable of a myriad of voice-controlled tasks including...

Learning to Think: Amazon Day, Life Paths and the Liberal Arts

Learning to Think: Amazon Day, “Life Paths” and the Liberal Arts

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief October 24, 2017
“On the surface, many people would think that a Whitman college graduate and Amazon don’t line up,” says Kim Rolfe, Director of Business Engagement at the Student Engagement Center (SEC) and organizer of Friday’s event. “But the truth is that a lot of the things they are looking for at Amazon, Whitman has prepared students very well to do.”

“Chi-Raq”: An Amusing Look at a Serious Topic

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer February 25, 2016
For a film that begins by presenting a damning social statistic-more Americans have been killed in Chicago in the last decade than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined-Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" is curiously, but not pointlessly, lighthearted.
Biology Professor Leads Award-Winning Alumni Trips

Biology Professor Leads Award-Winning Alumni Trips

Serena Runyan September 19, 2013

One Whitman professor can cross catching a piranha out of a rowboat off of his bucket list. Associate Professor of Biology Delbert Hutchison, known around campus as "Hutch," won the 2013 Faculty Award...

Bookstore aims to update outdated inventory system

Molly Johanson February 2, 2012

This year, Whitman's bookstore has undergone a number of changes in an effort to remain independent. Some of these improvements have been made to decrease the likelihood of theft occurring in the store. Bookstore...

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