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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Latin Americans Face Economic Crisis

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist October 7, 2015

The good economic fortunes of the United States have been rough on Latin American economies. Steady job growth and good performance in the retail, automotive, and housing industries have lured investors...

Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Emma Dahl May 1, 2014
Do male and female vocals really make that much of a difference in the mood and essence of a song?
A surprising maturity in The Lego Movie

A surprising maturity in “The Lego Movie”

Nathan Fisher February 13, 2014
When the closing credits of the Lego Movie ended, I was exhausted from laughing, and I probably enjoyed the movie more than the kids.

Student entrepreneur recruits peers for tutoring business

Elise Tinseth September 6, 2012
When Whitman junior Fernando Medina saw a need for tutors in the Walla Walla area, he knew he wanted to something about it. This past summer he founded Valley Tutoring, a local business which employs Whitman students and graduates as tutors and seeks to help provide educational assistance to Walla Walla students from kindergarten subjects to introductory college level courses.

Whitman Entrepreneurs seek to improve job prospects

amyhasson March 11, 2012
First-year students Amy Shearer and Tim Reed created the Whitman Entrepreneurs group to begin building the skills and relationships needed to help students find jobs post-graduation.
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Surprisingly successful Walla Walla Valley Farmer’s Market season concludes

Maggie Allen October 29, 2009
As winter approaches, the Walla Walla Farmers' Market draws to a close. The last market will be this Saturday, Oct. 31, and with the exception of the Holiday Market in December, fresh and local produce will not grace the streets on weekend mornings until May. The growers and farmers that sell their goods remain positive at the end of the year, despite the economic downturn. “It's been a good season. Sales are down a little bit, but overall, we're doing very well," said Ron Courson, president and founder of the new Walla Walla Valley Farmers' Market three years ago.

Wine tasting opportunities near Walla Walla this weekend

Connor Guy October 22, 2009

Winery Name Address Phone Hours Tasting Fee Recommendation Amavi Cellars 635 N 13th  Ave 509-525-3541 Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5 $5, waived with purchase 2007 Syrah Ash Hollow 14 N...

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Family dining in downtown Walla Walla

kristencoverdale October 22, 2009
Gathering for dinner is an important ritual for many families. Eating together is a time to unwind and reconnect after school or work. For those with overwhelmingly full schedules, family dinner might be the only time each day that everyone can sit down together. For the newest members of the Whitman community, Family Weekend will be first time most of them have seen their parents or siblings since the semester began. First-year Kelly Peterson expressed her anticipation. “I'm really excited my parents are coming this weekend. I miss being able to hear about everyone's day, family dinner is so important to me . . . We're all going out to dinner!"
Top 10 things to do on Family Weekend

Top 10 things to do on Family Weekend

William Witwer October 22, 2009
10. Show your parents your dorm The small space in which students are confined to live is an important part of college life. While inevitable, this activity is notable for its brevity, because there really isn't much to do in a dorm room but stare at the walls and laugh awkwardly at the mess. Students, clean your dorm before before opening it up for parental examination.
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Parents fuel Walla Walla economy during Family Weekend

Josh Goodman October 22, 2009
Downtown Walla Walla hotels and restaurants are set to get an economic boost this Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, when parents of Whitman students come for Family Weekend. Visiting parents, who book hotels and dine with their students, will bring business to sellout levels at several local establishments. That's good news for the bottom line of hotels and restaurants in the middle of a recession and is even prompting some to hire additional staff for the weekend. Ron Anderson, general manager of The Marcus Whitman Hotel, expects full occupancy this weekend, as opposed to an annual average of 65 to 70 percent. Three-quarters of the hotel's guests will be Whitman families.

New nightlife coming to downtown Walla Walla, Aloha Sushi gets a bar

caitlinhardee October 15, 2009

With the closing of local café Wildberries, located just off Main Street, neighboring Aloha Sushi Bar seized the chance to expand its premises and offer Walla Walla a new nightlife opportunity. The old...

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