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A Major Choice: Whitman’s Diverse Academics

A Major Choice: Whitman's Diverse Academics

Lachlan Johnson

August 29, 2013

"What are you majoring in?" After "What's your name?" and "Where are you from?" this is one of the most common questions overheard in the hallways of a first-year residence hall, in classrooms of introductory courses or as students stroll together across Ankeny Field. When you step on campus as a first-year, people w...

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Marie von Hafften

May 15, 2013

Final exams ended on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 p.m. By 4:30 p.m. several hundred students filled the Reid sidelawn and pelted each other with colorful powder in MECCA and the South Asian Student Association (SASA)'s annual celebration of Holi. Due to cleaning issues resulting from last year's celebration,...

blue moon Release

blue moon 2012-13 cover.  Contributed by blue moon.

Mallory Martin

April 18, 2013

Almost 400 submissions were received, and after headaches, some heartache and a lot of tough decisions, the 26th edition of Whitman's premier literary magazine is finally ready for release. Only days before the April 19 release of their magazine, blue moon co-editors-in-chief Chelsea Kern and Bo Erickson, both senior English majors, are shining with a sleepy...

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Faith Bernstein

April 10, 2013

Last Thursday, April 4, Whitman Events Board Creative Arts organized an origami paper folding workshop in Reid Coffeehouse.  While the event was met with low attendance, those who came were supplied with plain color and patterned paper and large instruction sheets for a wide variety of designs includin...

Schools Should Be Judged by Their Covers

Sayda Morales

March 7, 2013

The middle school that I attended, KIPP Academy, occupied half a floor of a building that housed two other public schools. And even though the other kids joked that KIPP stood for "kids in prison program," it was their hallways that resembled a prison and not ours. At KIPP, every single classroom was...

John Lee: Varsity Aesthete

John Lee: Varsity Aesthete

Tristan Gavin

March 7, 2013

Somewhere between his cleats, mitt, jerseys and schoolwork, Whitman College first-year John Lee finds space on the bus to take his cameras with him on the road to indulge his other passion. Lee is a finesse pitcher that has been coming out of Whitman's bullpen this spring to relieve the starters, but...

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez

February 21, 2013

Dressed in a bright blue Union coat, a 30-something general stares contemplatively around a room in the fort he oversaw after the Civil War. Known as the "Christian General" because of his deep religious piety, O.O. Howard was noted for his two humiliating military defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although unlucky in the war, Howard recovered from his setbacks while posted as a corps and army commander ...

New Dual Sheehan Exhibit Features Artists Io Palmer and Cory W. Peeke

Emma Dahl

February 14, 2013

The Sheehan Art Gallery in Olin Hall will replace the Student Art Salon with two new exhibits this month, one entitled "Parted Leisure/Labored Ways: The Work of Io Palmer" and the other "Image Attached: The Collages of Cory Peeke." Io Palmer hails from Hydra, a car-free Greek island off the coast...

BIG ART Shines a Light on Student Artists

Emma Dahl

November 3, 2012

BIG ART is an upcoming event that will feature art, music and more from last year's issue of Whitman's art and literature magazine blue moon. While the event will feature the art, poetry and music of Whitman students, it's also a chance for the Walla Walla and Whitman communities to come together and...

College Students Make Leap to ‘Culture’

Sam Adler

October 31, 2012

Here in the estuarial waters of college lie challenges galore: challenges stemming from Whitman's academic rigor, from varied extracurricular activities and from entering into the broad plot arc of grappling with impending "adult world" civic and fiscal responsibilities. Yet another challenge is evident,...

New Sheehan Gallery art exhibition explores environmental spaces, consequences

Emma Dahl

October 18, 2012

A new exhibition entitled "EGRESS: The Paintings of Mary Iverson" will open this weekend in Whitman's Sheehan Gallery and will run from Oct. 19 to Dec. 7. Iverson's paintings feature scenic natural landscapes that have been cluttered and ruined with ships and containers and crisscrossed with sharp perspective...

Exploring crafting culture on campus

Recycling materials is a low-cost crafting technique.

Clara Bartlett

October 11, 2012

Everyone is a secret crafter. Whether it's giving a simple Valentine's Day note to a loved one, tacking up favorite posters in an artful display or bejeweling a pair of your favorite True Religion jeans, we've all crafted at one point or another. You may be quick to deny your craftiness, but let's face i...

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