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Assistant Professor of History Jakobina Arch released her first book this April on whaling in Early Modern Japan.

From Biology to History: Arch Releases First Book on Whaling in Japan

Ben Kunz , Staff Reporter April 19, 2018

Assistant Professor of History Jakobina Arch studies environmental and Japanese history. Wire reporter Ben Kunz sat down with Professor Arch to discuss her first book, released this month, “Bringing...

Illustration by Nathaly Pérez

Janning on Happiness

Rhône Grajcar , Staff Reporter March 6, 2018

Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning will be giving a talk at the Walla Walla Public Library on Thursday March 8. The lecture is entitled “Happy as a Dane,” and will examine why Danes...

Lit Review: “The Great American Dirtbags”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor February 4, 2016
In “The Dirtbag Manifesto,” Mehall tells the story of how he came to be a “born-again dirtbag.”

Book Review: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel shatters clichés

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor November 10, 2015
Full of dark suspense and masterfully-executed plot twists, “Station Eleven” leaves the reader disturbed without delving into the gory minutia transpiring at the beginning of civilization’s collapse.
Alex Dimitrov reading at the Visiting Writers Series event at the end of September. Photo by Lone Fullerton.

Visiting Writers, Lasting Lessons

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer October 7, 2015
The upcoming VWRS events will span many different disciplines.
Happy Ending for Enders Game

Happy Ending for ‘Ender’s Game’

Nathan Fisher November 7, 2013

When it comes to movies, I pride myself on being on top of what's new and what's coming out soon. This week, however, I lost track of the Hollywood hype regarding the release of the movie adaptation...

E-Books Versus Print Books

E-Books Versus Print Books

Kaili Masamoto November 29, 2012

Junior Nick Budak began his personal e-book journey only about a month ago, yet he is already a convert––for him, there is no turning back to the days of ordinary print books. A friend lent him...

Illustration by Erika Zinser

Lazy writing leads to forgettable ‘Words’

Nathan Fisher September 13, 2012

After a long week with, go figure, lots of homework, I welcomed the escape to my "job" at the movies. Like last week, none of the options grabbed me, so I succumbed to seeing "The Words," a story-within-a-story,...

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The Making of a Movie . . . ?

Dana Thompson August 8, 2012

Before we begin the usual shenanigans, let's make one thing clear: I highly recommend you watch the movie BEFORE reading this book. That's right. You heard me. I won't say it again. Before you start...

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Dana Thompson June 6, 2012

When a book is warmly recommended to you by three or more of your friends, you would be unwise to not read it. Unwise or spiteful. I say spiteful because I am a member of the Don't Read It If It's...

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“Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen

Dana Thompson June 1, 2012

Anticipating a weeklong period of loafing upon my return home from Whitman, I decided to pick up a low-commitment read at my local (seventy miles is local, right?) bookstore. Nothing too intellectually...

Illustration: Binta Loos-Diallo

‘Hunger Games’ brings deadly dystopian struggle to big screen

Nathan Fisher April 5, 2012

I am proud to report that I actually read a non-required book this week––"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Okay, okay, it's an easy fun read, 374 pages with big print, with words of fewer...

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