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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 from all over the world to invest in the American economy. The Federal Reserve recently announced it ...

Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Emma Dahl

May 1, 2014

In this humble reporter's music-going business, I've often stumbled upon friends and acquaintances with a preference for either male or female vocalists. Where does that preference come from? Do male and female vocals really make that much of a difference in the mood and essence of a song? The obv...

A surprising maturity in “The Lego Movie”

A surprising maturity in

Nathan Fisher

February 13, 2014

Even though my bedroom at home is filled with my years of Lego projects, the trailers for "The Lego Movie" seemed dull and boring. When a couple of buddies and I were searching for a movie to see on Friday, we were shocked to see that "The Lego Movie" was rated at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Noth...

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 do something about it. This past summer he founded Valley Tutoring, a local business that employs Whitman students and graduates as tutors and seeks to help provide educational assistance to Walla...

Whitman Entrepreneurs seek to improve job prospects


March 11, 2012

Finding a job post-graduation can be more difficult than finding an open table at the library during finals week. With the right connections and an entrepreneurial approach however, Whitman students might be able to create their own jobs and turn their passions into a career. First-year students Amy...

Surprisingly successful Walla Walla Valley Farmer’s Market season concludes

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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 of downtown on weekend mornings until May. The growers and farme...

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 2nd  Ave 509-529-7565 Fri 11-5, Sat 5-7 $5 + $3 for reserves, waived with purchase 2006 Syrah Beresan 4169 Pepp...

Family dining in downtown Walla Walla

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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, Fami...

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...

Parents fuel Walla Walla economy during Family Weekend

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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 estab...

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


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 café will be connected to Aloha Sushi and will be called the Longboard Lounge. Aloha Sushi owner...

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