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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Bon Appétit’s War on Waste

Bon Appétit’s War on Waste

Nat Lange, Science & Environment Editor February 1, 2024

In 2019, a waste audit conducted by Bon Appétit and the Whitman Sustainability Office revealed 2,000 pounds of weekly food waste. A little more than four years later, food waste has plummeted by nearly...

Illustration by Jonah Rosen-Bloom

Local sourcing gone too far? Campus ducks added to Cleve menu

George Groebner, incapable of pronouncing “foie gras” November 2, 2023

Last week, cryptic signs outside Cleve heralded a new local food sourcing program, promising “scintillating flavors,” “dynamic nutrition upgrades” and “serious ethical quandaries in every...

Pro Horse Meat and Anti-Freedom: ASWC Kills Vending Machines

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor September 28, 2023

A snack between classes, a crisp Coca-Cola after a long lecture, a bag of Frito Lays in the aftermath of the V-Nord show in Olin … the humble vending machine stands proudly for the needs of the common...

Cooking up Community: Bon Appetit Collabs with Clubs

Cooking up Community: Bon Appetit Collabs with Clubs

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter September 28, 2023

Scents of rosemary and thyme waft through 80 degree heat down Isaacs and toward campus. On Saturday, Sept. 16, Chef Jon and the Bon Appétit team partnered with the Organic Garden Club to present a...

Planning the presidential installation

Sam Patterson, Campus Life Reporter April 27, 2023

The time has come to officially welcome Whitman College’s new president. On Friday, April 28 at 5:00 pm, Sarah Bolton will formally start her tenure through the customary presidential installation. The...

A closer look at Ramadan at Whitman

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter April 13, 2023

During the holy month of Ramadan, many students and faculty from Whitman’s Muslim community spend the month reconnecting with God. Ramadan is a month-long period of fasting, prayer and reflection, and...

Ode to my Cleve cup

Ode to my Cleve cup

Carmel Stephan, Bargain Bin Bob Dylan October 5, 2022

When all else fails And it feels like I can no longer prevail What is the one precious thing To which I cling? When all has been lost What is free of cost That lets me have my fill And...

Photograph by Jake Lee

Why so many Americans are quitting their jobs

Lily Yost, News Reporter February 10, 2022

In April of 2020, as COVID-19 spread across the U.S., the unemployment rate skyrocketed to 16.3 percent, something the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics had never seen before in its reporting history....

Photo contributed by Tejashree Jadhav.

SASA holds luminous Diwali celebration

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor November 11, 2021

Thanks to the efforts of Whitman’s newly revitalized South Asian Student Association, the Reid Ballroom was transformed into a sparkling celebration of South Asian culture on Saturday in observance of...

Students share concepts for improving Cleveland Commons

Students share concepts for improving Cleveland Commons

Lee Thomas, Lee Thomas's clone October 7, 2021

Cleveland Commons is back in full swing, with reusable dishes, indoor seating and the beautiful salad bar all available again. And yet, one cannot go a day without hearing someone complain in some...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.

Newly reopened Cleveland Commons strives to increase sustainability

Ross Koller, Reporter September 30, 2021

Returning students and first-years alike may have noticed that the array of cutlery and plates at Cleveland Commons has been inconsistent this semester. At times students come in to find paper plates...

Photos by Annie Means

Living in the dorms during a pandemic

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter April 30, 2020

When the Memorial Building clock tower strikes noon, the once bustling flow of students to Cleveland Commons for the lunchtime rush has now subsided to just a handful. While the days grow warmer and longer...

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