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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman bookstore handles its first back to school rush after corporate management switch

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter September 23, 2021

It’s official: as of July 1, the Whitman bookstore went corporate. The subject of management was first broached by administration in the fall of 2020 when financial strain and distance learning called...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Whitman considering corporate management for college bookstore

Grace Jackson, Staff Writer September 17, 2020

Whitman’s independent bookstore may be going corporate. President Kathy Murray’s cabinet has been considering transitioning to external corporate management since the beginning of this semester, according...

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...

Walla Walla provides local gifts

Nate Lessler December 2, 2010

With only two weeks left before the end of the first semester, it's time for students to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Below, The Pioneer provides a list of the top eight local shops to...

Bookstore Institutes Temporary Bag-Check Policy

Joe Volpert September 16, 2010

The Whitman College Bookstore initiated a temporary bag-check policy for the first week of the semester in order to prevent theft.   Students were asked to leave their bags outside the bookstore prior...

Students, co-workers mourn death of 11-year Whitman staff member

Gillian Frew October 21, 2009

Ann Jauhiainen took pride in her work.   As general merchandise buyer for the Whitman College bookstore, she devoted more than 11 years of service to the campus, and was the recipient of Whitman's Town-Gown...

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