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Beta’s Back, Baby

Beta's Back, Baby

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter

May 4, 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 fraternity leaders and the board of the Gamma Zeta Association, which owns the Beta chapter house at...

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...

Betas consider future of housing

Lane Barton

October 3, 2014

With the conclusion of the 2014 fall recruitment cycle, all Greek life institutions will be winding down from a flurry of activities and welcoming new members to their ranks. But members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, in addition to greeting a new pledge class, have been dealing with internal discussions...

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

Sarah Cornett

October 17, 2013

Whitman's new All Students for Consent (ASC) club was featured in national news outlets after winning the Consent Revolution Awards, put on by an awareness and anti-rape media outlet called Force, last week. The win was a result of ASC's recent "Ask For It" campaign, meant to turn an often abused phrase on its head by ...

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 on Isaacs Avenue and at least one other off-campus house occupied by upperclassmen. Two known...

Nuts to You

Melina Hughes

October 3, 2013

Dig. Dig dig dig. Run run run run. ACORN. Dig dig run. Climb tree. Climb up. Climb down. Climb up, up, down, up, up, up, down, up, down. Up down. Down down up down. Up down down. Up. Down. Run. French fries? Stare. Fries? Stare. Fries fries. Omnomnomnomnom. Blink. Blink...

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 groups and independently-organized unaffiliated students. For different groups, the contest means ...

Fraternity recruitment to switch to sorting hat

Fraternity recruitment to switch to sorting hat

Tristan Gavin

September 27, 2012

Despite notching another successful year of buying friends through the fraternity recruitment process, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) has moved to change the structure of recruitment for years to come. "The current system offers the first-years too much choice," said IFC Vice President Marshall Davis. "We want to take the variability of choice out of the equation."...

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