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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Edyn Parsell

Bibliophiles Unite: Examining the Uses of BookTok

Ansley Peard, Feature Writer February 22, 2024

Type the word ‘BookTok’ into your internet browser. Go on. I dare you. If you were like me, you probably weren't expecting much. Worst case scenario: You stumble into some obscure dark corner...

Photo by Andy the Photographer.

What’s new at two of Walla Walla’s libraries?

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter March 2, 2023

Located just a few blocks away from Whitman campus, the Walla Walla Public library is housed in a 52-year-old building. The age of this building can show, as it leaks when it snows and grass grows...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Representation, reading and connection in a digital age: Whitman Storytime Program hosts “The Power of Story” lecture

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter April 15, 2021

Libraries, psychology and advocacy found an intersection on Monday, April 5 when Whitman's Storytime Program hosted a Zoom discussion about children’s literature and reading aloud entitled “The Power...

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.
The Paradox of Private Bookstores

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

Claire Ommen, Features writer September 24, 2015

With the beginning of the new academic year, all students feel the financial pressure of buying textbooks. With a steady increase in the price of textbooks in the last ten years, many students have sought...

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

Ben Caldwell May 15, 2014
You’ve heard it before, you’ll hear it again: the last 15 years have given rise to technologies that have changed almost every aspect of our daily lives.


Melina Hughes April 24, 2014
Spring is in the air, but is love?
E-Books Versus Print Books

E-Books Versus Print Books

Kaili Masamoto November 29, 2012
For many students who have started using e-books, there is no turning back to the days of reading ordinary print books.

Attack of the clones

Zach Gordy October 18, 2012
With the Backpage's amazing journalistic team revealing scandal after scandal this year, the school is threatening to close down The Pioneer for fear of future embarrassment. However, a journalist’s job is not done until every last bit of news is reported on and revealed to the public.

101 best books: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Dana Thompson September 13, 2012

I'm a list person. You know the type: those slightly uptight hyper-organizers with categorized Moleskines and Evernote synced to both their laptop and their smartphone. People to whom sticky notes are...

Shakespeare and Company

A Parisian Interlude…

Dana Thompson June 17, 2012
I am currently sitting in the airport terminal in Paris after spending about a week wandering the streets and seeing the sights of the City of Light, and let me tell you, it is an unsung booklover’s city.
Professors Personal Libraries

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Alyssa Fairbanks March 28, 2012

Questions: 1. What are your top five favorite books of all time? 2. What was the most life-changing book you read while in college or at grad school? Why? 3. What is a book that you are eager to...

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