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The Beta Theta Pi house. Photograph by Jackie Greisen.

Breaking: Beta Theta Pi Will Remain in House for 2017-18

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter April 30, 2017

Whitman’s chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity is expected to remain in its house for the 2017-2018 school year, and possibly beyond. Betas received the news following a Sunday meeting between...

The Beta Theta Pi house. Photograph by Jackie Greisen.

Breaking: Beta Chapter to Lose House in Fall of 2017

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief April 23, 2017

Earlier today Gamma Zeta Association, the housing group that owns the Beta Theta Pi chapter house, notified the Chapter that they plan to close the house for the coming fall semester and potentially the...

Interfraternity Council, Fraternity Presidents Vote to Impeach Co-President Lorenzo Silva

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay September 22, 2016

Update at 8:00pm on September 23: This article has been significantly changed to reflect a disagreement between fraternities regarding the recruitment rules and former IFC Co-President Lorenzo Silva's...

Townies destabilize vast swaths of Beta’s lands

Trevor Lewis October 23, 2014

It has been only three months since militant townies first started making an appearance in Beta's sacred lands. However, since that time and because of some lightning-fast tactical raids, the townies have...

E-cigs Turn Beta Members into X-men

E-cigs Turn Beta Members into X-men

Kyle Seasly April 3, 2014

It's often called a "smoker's paradox" or a "surprising situation involving cigarettes," but once again, God has laughed in the face of science at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. It seems that the house...

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 31, 2013

It's that time of the year again: The boys are back in town, and eight contestants are eager to take the stage to become the one, the only, Mr. Whitman. Nov. 1 marks the annual Mr. Whitman Pageant,...

Off-Campus House Break-Ins Leave Students Shaken

Sarah Cornett October 3, 2013

Several break-in incidents occurred at off-campus student houses this week, leaving the Whitman College community on high alert. Reports of thefts and attempted thefts came from the Beta Theta Pi house...

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Serena Runyan April 25, 2013

The annual Choral Contest will take place this Friday, April 26, but the preparation for this event has stretched back months. The contest consists of separate contests among Greek groups, a capella...

Credit: Faith Bernstein

Theft occurs in fraternities over Thanksgiving break

Shelly Le December 1, 2011

Over Thanksgiving break all four fraternities on campus were hit with a string of burglaries. According to Interfraternity Council Community Relations officer and junior Alejandro Fuentes, the burglaries...

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Sports, Greek life: A complementary relationship?

Matt Tesmond October 20, 2011

Greek life and varsity sports share many core goals: building a sense of family, working together to accomplish goals and, above all, having fun. So it is not surprising to find at Whitman a thriving...

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