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Anthony Reale, MySpace Guru

April 6, 2017

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Updates: Student Withdraws after Being Identified as Person of Interest

Marra Clay, Publisher

November 29, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29, Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent an update to the Whitman College community regarding the recent dissociative druggings on campus.  According to Cleveland, the College worked with the Walla Walla Police Department to investigate the situation and a current student emerged as a perso...

Whitman Announces New Mascot

The Blue Mountains east of Walla Walla. Photo by Marra Clay

Marra Clay, Publisher

November 3, 2016

The Blues will officially become Whitman College’s new mascot. On Thursday, November 3rd, President Kathy Murray emailed the announcement to the Whitman Community. She wrote “After looking at all the responses from alumni, students, faculty and staff to the most recent survey, it became clear right away that the Whitman Community feels the Blues is the mascot that best represents Whitman.”

Which mascot will you choose?

Illustrations by Claire Revere.

Marra Clay, Publisher

October 20, 2016

The Whitman Blue Ravens? The Whitman Appaloosas? The Whitman Blues? The Whitman Sockeyes? It’s up to you  to choose. The college community has the chance to vote on the new college mascot now that the Mascot Working Group has released the four final mascot options. However, many students feel that...

Whitman community loses student Josh Fishman

Whitman community loses student Josh Fishman

Christy Carley and Marra Clay

August 31, 2016

Whitman student Josh Fishman has passed away as of Wednesday, August 31. Fishman was a member of the junior class and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.  Fishman was from Short Hills, New Jersey and graduated from the Montana Academy and the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Over the summer, Fishman worked as a surgical intern at Bayl...

Republican National Convention: Day 2

Republican National Convention: Day 2

Chris Hankin

July 19, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio - The second day of the Republican National convention followed much the same script as the first. Protests, though spirited, were contained by an enormous and well marshaled police force, and businessman Donald Trump officially seized the Republican nomination. Protests were k...

Art Installation Calls Attention to Lack of Economic Diversity

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Lachlan Johnson

September 18, 2014

Before sunrise on Thursday, September 18th, a group of Whitman students created an unauthorized art installation on the steps of Memorial Building to protest and draw attention to issues of oppression and diversity on Whitman's campus. The art installation builds on discussions of Whitman being ranked...

BREAKING: Device Resembling Pipe Bomb Found Behind Bratton Tennis Center

Shelly Le

February 25, 2013

This evening, Feb. 25, Assistant Vice President of Communications Ruth Wardwell, sent a series of emails to the student body notifying campus that a device resembling a small pipe bomb had been spotted behind the Bratton Tennis Center. According to Associate Director of Security Craig McKinnon, campus...

ASWC Fee Raised $14 For 2013-14 Academic Year

ASWC Senate meeting, Feb. 10.  From left: Leann Adams, Tim Reed '15, Marcial Diaz Mejia '13, President Kayvon Behroozian '14, and Sam Sadeghi '13.

Lachlan Johnson

February 10, 2013

The ASWC Senate voted on Sunday, February 10th to raise the ASWC student fee an additional $14 for the academic year of 2013-14. The fee, now $350 per student, was raised to adjust for inflation and an expected decrease in student body size, as well as provide more funding for club sports and allow...

Walla Walla School District levy passes

Rachel Alexander

February 14, 2012

Voters passed the Walla Walla School District Replacement Levy Tuesday, February 14, with 63.88 percent voting in favor. Total turnout was 8757, which represents 46.2 percent of registered voters in Walla Walla County. "We're pretty happy to have that support from the community," said District  Superintendent...

Student arrested for identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le

October 28, 2011

Early Thursday morning, Oct. 27, the Walla Walla Police Department arrested a Whitman College student for supposedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain access to areas with restricted swipe access. Senior Simon Van Neste is currently being held in the Walla Walla county jail under...

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