Whitman Wire

Unconditional Love: How Pets are Shaping the Student Experience

Phyllis Pawa and her cat Scout play on the Reid side lawn.

Claire Reichle and Sophie Liebsohn

September 24, 2018

Ask many students what they miss most about being away from home, and they will tell you their pets. Dogs, cats, lizards, horses and chickens are just a few of the creatures that students leave behind as they transition back into life as college students. However, there is a smaller group of who have...

Two Cats in the Nighttime

Jack Swain, staff writer

April 28, 2016

Enter the scene: two vivacious, rapscallious alley cats descend a long brick staircase, old and worn, full of new-growth weeds and dandelions, finding their way among the cracks, surviving on just enough, simply being there, no clear purpose or destiny or motivations, just soaking it all in, good-for-nothing...

Browning Out: Summer job hunt

Callie Brown

April 16, 2015

Spring is rapidly approaching, and we all know what that means: Summer is just around the corner. And again, we all know what that means: You had better find yourself a job, you lazy asshole. Personally, I had the nice experience of applying for a whole multitude of jobs when I was home over spring break....

Birds Receive Protection, Face Mammalian Threats

A hawk soars over Walla Walla.

Hannah Bartman

February 7, 2013

Walla Walla's populated mix of progressive college students, farmers and small town families is also home to a group of unacknowledged individuals: birds. 10 years ago, Walla Walla was dubbed by the city as a "bird sanctuary," forbidding the hunting and harassment of native bird species within city limits. According to the law, "No person...

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