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Vol. CLIII, Issue 10
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Greek Life: Independence and community

Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter October 20, 2022

For many students, exactly what goes on in the big houses along East Issacs Avenue and downstairs in Prentiss Hall is a mystery. Greek life has been a part of Whitman's campus for years, but with a minority...

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 managed to gain control of the gravel pit, the rope swing and Kyle Seasly’s guitar. Now, I know what many of you reading at home must be thinking: “Beta is a barren, worthless wasteland. Why should we care?” I was of a similar opinion until I was informed that Beta is one of the leading exporters of PBR, American Spirits, cynicism and many other raw materials upon which Whitman society is built. I traveled to this war-torn region of Whitman Campus on a drunken bender last weekend to analyze the geopolitical landscape further.
E-cigs Turn Beta Members into X-men

E-cigs Turn Beta Members into X-men

Kyle Seasly April 3, 2014
Members of the Beta Theta Pi community have developed superhuman powers, of the X-Men variety following a recent obsession with E-Cigarettes.
Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 31, 2013
Nov. 1st marks this year's Mr. Whitman, the annual male beauty pageant hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. The event is fundraising and raising awareness for Trilogy Recovery Community, a local nonprofit group for adolescents struggling with addiction.

Off-Campus House Break-Ins Leave Students Shaken

Sarah Cornett October 3, 2013
A number of off-campus break-ins occurred late Sunday night. The incidents have left students cautious and shaken.
Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Serena Runyan April 25, 2013
For the competitors, Choral Contest is more than just a show; it's the culmination of months of effort.
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 occurred on two separate occasions. The first burglary occurred between 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23, and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Beta Theta Pi and Tau Kappa Epsilon.
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 culture of Greek athletes. Athletes' participation in Greek life, however, spans the spectrum from a positive relationship to a disruptive engagement.
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