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Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter November 10, 2016

As part of the ongoing Equality Coffeehouse event, FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) invited a rather unique performer in comedian Gloria Bigelow, who uniquely addressed intersectional...

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Reflecting on Race

Christy Carley, News Editor October 13, 2016

On Thursday evening the words of “We Shall Overcome” echoed across the steps of Penrose Library, while candles flickered in the dark. Members of the Whitman community gathered together to mourn the...

Cryptid and BSU partner for Day of Action

Lachlan Johnson April 9, 2015

Cryptid Apparel, a student-run printing collective, and Whitman's Black Student Union (BSU) are organizing a day of action on police violence and modern racism to take place on Sunday, April 12. By using...

A close look at club continuity

Lane Barton February 12, 2015

Engagement beyond academics is a part of life for most students at Whitman, and there are currently 55 ASWC-funded clubs on campus. However, only 12 of the clubs with active membership today existed on...

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Vigil for Ferguson

Andy Monserud September 25, 2014

The Black Student Union (BSU) held a march and vigil to call attention to racist police brutality on the steps of Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The event, entitled "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!"...

Rally Against Racism, Cyberbullying Draws Attention from Board of Trustees

Rally Against Racism, Cyberbullying Draws Attention from Board of Trustees

Quin Nelson November 7, 2013

Protesters gathered at Memorial Hall this Thursday afternoon to take part in the Rally Against Racism and Cyberbullying put on by members of the Whitman community, many of whom were supported by the Black...

A Dangerous Battle Cry to Rethink Racism

A ‘Dangerous’ Battle Cry to Rethink Racism

Sarah Cornett September 19, 2013

Writer Mia McKenzie challenged students in a performance of readings and conscience-raising on Friday, Sept. 13, in a packed Reid Campus Center Coffeehouse. McKenzie discussed what it means to be an ally...

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Lachlan Johnson February 27, 2013

Members of the Whitman and Walla Walla community filled the Glover Alston Center on Monday, Feb. 25 to hear storyteller Kathya Alexander speak about the civil rights movement. Drawing on both her...

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.s Legacy

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

Skye Vander Laan January 22, 2013

The annual candlelit peace march down Main Street to commemorate the life and message of Martin Luther King, Jr., drew about fifty Whitman and Walla Walla community members this year on Monday, Jan. 21....

Black Student Union Hosts Ratchet Radio Show

Black Student Union Hosts ‘Ratchet’ Radio Show

December 6, 2012

This article was contributed by Gladys Gitau. Black Student Union students are to host a new radio show on KWCW. The show, "Ratchet Radio," will feature hip hop and rap music of a ratchet variety,...

Culture of color blindness: Privilege hinders discussion of diversity

Culture of color blindness: Privilege hinders discussion of diversity

Emily Lin-Jones April 26, 2012

Like many of its peer institutions, Whitman doesn't hesitate to emphasize its commitment to diversity. Diversity is currently the focus of Whitman's application supplement writing prompt, and the word...

Whitman celebrates King’s legacy

Emily Lin-Jones January 26, 2012

Samuel McKinney, a contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will share his colleague's legacy with the Whitman community in a lecture on Thursday, Jan. 26. His lecture will mark the end of a series...

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