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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Tips and tricks to get the best bang for your buck at Cleveland Commons

Fielding Schaefer, Dry-Erase Board Supremacist February 27, 2020

Your flex dollars are precious. Despite all your good karma from returning your eco takeout and tweeting about social justice, you’re often served less dinner than you’d like. Here’s a foolproof...

Bon App offers new “taste of Pyongyang” option at Reid Dinner

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor December 8, 2016

In a move to emphasize Whitman’s commitment to cultural inclusion on campus, Bon App will now be offering a new “taste of Pyongyang” option at Reid Coffeehouse. Whitman College prides itself on offering...

Illustration by Claire Revere

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert November 10, 2016

Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to...

Hard at work: uncovering on-campus jobs

Hard at work: uncovering on-campus jobs

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor October 27, 2016

Whitman students fill a multitude of jobs, from the banal to the extraordinary, on campus every day. From serving food with Bon Appetit to feeding mice to snakes, from leading tours to maintaining campus...

Photo Alan Mendoza

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Claire Ommen, Features writer October 22, 2015
The food that many students gaze at through the windows of the dining hall three times a day is merely the tip of the vast iceberg that is Bon Appétit's food production outfit.
Bon Appétits New Holiday Menu Polarizing

Bon Appétit’s New Holiday Menu Polarizing

Molly Johanson December 12, 2013
Bon App adds some North Pole flavor to the Fire and Spice experience with mixed reviews.
Bon Appetit Employees Face Minimal Health Coverage

Bon Appetit Employees Face Minimal Health Coverage

River Sterne November 21, 2013
Bon Appétit employees work long hours in difficult and fast-paced jobs. When injuries occur, they cannot use the Whitman Health Center, and their vacation days and break times are small in number. Though Bon Appétit employees on campus generally have good relationships with higher-up campus officials, nationally the catering company is re-classifying many employees' employment statuses to save money, affecting health insurance for many of them.
Bon Appétits new policy presents dilemma

Bon Appétit’s new policy presents dilemma

Kyle Seasly September 19, 2013
It’s always tough when a situation presents itself as completely unfair. Sometimes one has no words to express the frustrations at a system that intentionally screws people over. That’s how I felt when working at Jewett Dining Hall last Monday night when a co-worker informed me of a change in Bon Appétit policy.
Illustration by Asa Mease

In the Kitchens: The Voices in Whitman’s Dining Halls

Lachlan Johnson April 25, 2013
Bon Appetit employees share the trials and tribulations of juggling their jobs with their lives off-campus.
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