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Unfair: Whitman Student Has Ridiculously Productive Break

Illustration by Nathaly Pérez

Ashlyn Quintus, Crab Cake Organizer

November 29, 2018

  "I am just as surprised and relieved as you are!"      Whitman junior Rodney Rodnus exclaimed and assumed of the interviewer regarding his shockingly productive Thanksgiving break. Rodney is one of one student(s) who feel that they made above and beyond of their time spent over this past week...

Snacks, Gas Money Provided for 4-Day Carpool Ride, but not Good Times

Ann Karneus, Corn Nut Addict

October 12, 2018

In a shocking display of falsity and deceit, Whitman freshman Dave Atkins did not supply what he promised on the drive back to Whitman from four-day. After posting a frantic request on the [email protected] listserv at 3:47 a.m. on Saturday morning, Maddie Wilkins promptly replied the ne...

What Some Professors Do on 3-Day Weekends

Rebecca Gluck, Candle Designer

March 2, 2017

The three-day break last weekend gave students and professors a chance to relax, work on schoolwork and experiment with potent forms of recreational drugs. Among the professors who chose the latter option, William Brown, a chemistry professor, and Ari Stottle, a philosophy professor, were willing to...

Whitman Parents Marvel at Matured Offspring

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

Clara Wheeler, Humor Writer

December 1, 2016

Recently, Whitman College won itself a ringing endorsement from parents of students who have come back home for Thanksgiving break as scholars and adults. One parent in particular, Vanessa Wallers, reported that her son Jack spent a large amount of the break curled up on the couch reading Plato’s “...

Surviving winter break: tips from a veteran

Austin Biehl, staff writer

January 28, 2016

Winter break can be a trying time. Yes, the comforts of home are seductive: consuming meals that aren’t mild laxatives, sleeping in a bed without listening to your roommate snore, and getting to torment your parents just a little are some of my personal favorites. But Winter Break is also four weeks...

Voices of the Community: Issue 13

Voices of the Community: Issue 13

Jade Blake-Whitney

December 12, 2013

What are you looking forward to about break? Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they are looking forward to about break....

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Nathan Fisher

March 7, 2013

This week, my marching orders from the A&E chief were to check out the movies premiering during spring break and see if any of them were a "must-see." A great task because there's nothing I like more than watching a new movie into the wee hours and then sleeping the rest of the day. Sadly, not a si...

Fall break provides chance for relaxation, adventures

Fall break provides chance for relaxation, adventures

Daniel Kim

October 11, 2012

Midway into first semester every year, faculty members and students of Whitman College are given a four-day break from classes and their daily rigors. Many take advantage of the time to travel or have an outdoor adventure; others see it as an opportunity to catch up on work or erase their sleep debts. All see it a...

Blue Bamboo and a Not Santa

Blue Bamboo and a Not Santa

Sara Portesan

December 13, 2011

  Okay, so I am about to attempt to describe the past (three, four?) weeks I haven't been blogging with 12 pictures!  Here we go. Fall Break in Japan   While a bunch of people went to Tokyo (jealous! I want to go spring break...), I stayed in Kyoto and went to these places: Oh...

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