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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...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

Bon Appetit van stuck in Mill Creek, Cleveland supply chain crumbles

Sam Huston, truly loves saltines April 9, 2021

This past Wednesday, a Bon Appetit delivery van got stuck in Mill Creek, and the extraction efforts have blocked all supply pathways into Cleveland Commons. A 15-ton crane has been stationed directly...

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...

BREAKING: Bon Appetit revealed to be reason why Whitman College is a D3 school

Maddie Ott, Ratatouille’s Brother-in-Law November 9, 2018

Starved after a strenuous practice of fitness and running, the Whitman soccer team rushes into the Cleveland Commons searching for a highly caloric and protein filled meal. Aghast at the price of one hamburger...

Local Coffee on Campus

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter October 22, 2018

The newly renovated Jewett Cafe opened this week to positive responses from the Whitman and larger Walla Walla community. The cafe partnered with Walla Walla Roastery to bring fresh and local coffee...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Going Green: Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter October 8, 2018

Whitman’s plans to become zero waste by 2030 and carbon neutral by 2050 are officially underway after the construction of Stanton Hall and the Cleveland Dining Hall, both LEED (Leadership in Energy and...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Straight Cookin’ in the Back: A Peek into Bon Appétit Prep

Alissa Antilla, Staff Writer September 9, 2017

Salad, sandwiches and tlayuda for this Thursday lunch at the Prentiss dining hall. Students flurried across the dining hall floor during the high noon chaos, scattered about the various lines. “Hey!”...

Employees Speak, but Nobody Listens

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist May 4, 2017

For some the phrase “labor rights” might call to mind that grainy photo from the Lawrence Strike, the one with a mob of flag bearing laborers facing down a row of well armed soldiers. For others it...

Bon App Cultivates New Flavor Palate

Clara Wheeler, Cannonball March 30, 2017

Opening early next week, Bon Appetít will start rolling out a new meat to tickle the taste buds and ensnare the senses–human flesh. They are excited to introduce Whitman College to this new culinary...

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.
Photo by Tywen Kelly

Green Leaders investigate food waste

Nolan Bishop November 20, 2014

Members of Whitman's Green Leaders program are currently investigating ways to increase environmentally conscious practices in cooperation with Bon Appétit in Whitman's dining halls and cafes. In recent...

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