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The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018

Sadie, Penny and Geo, all portrayed by Whitman students, lie motionless on a few threadbare carpets. Ocean circles them, her eyes drifting over the audience; she is dressed in the sea-green of the tormented ocean. The others are more traditionally Northwest: leather jackets, ripped and patched jeans...

Whitman’s Residential Identity: Student Housing Responds to Changing Market

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 1, 2018

Walla Walla is changing, fast. Between wine, tech and tourism, the valley is seeing a dramatic influx of white-collar folks looking for homes, and the market is responding. Whitman College is hardly immune to these trends, and the school is taking action to better understand the changes and their imp...

Emission Control

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017

Bishop entered his position in September with the express goal of ensuring the college’s progress toward the Climate Action Plan it adopted last May. That plan aims toward total carbon neutrality by 2050 through a combination of emissions reductions and carbon offsets.

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 month, accusing the company on its website of “systematically and illegally failing borrowers a...

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

The Ascent of the

Marra Clay, Publisher

January 26, 2017

General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary

Students march against Dakota Access Pipeline

Students march against Dakota Access Pipeline

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director

November 16, 2016

IPECC and Divest Whitman led a march through downtown Walla Walla Tuesday evening in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Protesters walked down Main Street and up Third Ave. to the Army Corps of Engineers office to deliver a signed letter requesting that the Walla Walla branch of the Corps denounce the pipeline and urge a halt to construction.

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Andy Monserud, News Writer

September 15, 2016

Whitman’s Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) held a rally at the steps of Penrose Library Tuesday evening in solidarity with protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Reservation in North and South Dakota. IPECC members, community members and Whitman facul...

General Jim Mattis discusses mideast military policy in Maxey lecture

General Mattis spoke at Whitman College the night of March 31, 2015. Photo by Marra Clay.

Andy Monserud

April 1, 2015

Retired four-star general in the U.S. Central Command James Mattis spoke to a large group of Whitman and Walla Walla community members in Maxey Hall Tuesday night.  Mattis, who grew up in Pullman, WA, came to campus at the request of senior Bill Landefeld and with the help of the Whitman Events Board. ...

Study looks toward future of Heritage Square

Study looks toward future of Heritage Square

Andy Monserud

February 26, 2015

Heritage Square Park, the small park near the corner of Main Street and Colville Street, has long been maligned as a center for street crime and a spot for Walla Walla's homeless to crash. This summer a number of Walla Walla community members, including some Whitman students and faculty, looked more...

State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu comes to campus as MLK speaker

Andy Monserud

January 29, 2015

State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu visited campus for a speech and a conversation with President George Bridges and the student body on Tuesday, Jan. 29. As this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speaker, Justice Yu spoke on race, poverty and the criminal justice system to a crowd of students, faculty...

Parade of Lights

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici

Andy Monserud

December 11, 2014

Colorfully lit floats, cars, bikes and horses lined up along Boyer Avenue on Saturday in preparation for Walla Walla's 19th-annual holiday Macy's Parade of Lights. Put on each year by the Downtown Walla Walla foundation, the parade starts just west of the Whitman campus at the intersection of Boyer and...

“Gotham” disappointing for Batman lovers and casual fans alike

Andy Monserud

October 22, 2014

I am a Batman fan. I've seen the movies, watched the cartoons and read a few of the comics.  So when Fox announced the launch of "Gotham," a police drama documenting the titular city before the rise of the Caped Crusader, I could hardly wait. Unfortunately, "Gotham" is an unfaithful, uninteresting drag o...

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