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The problem with celebrity “charity”

Elise Sanders, Columnist April 23, 2020

When Gal Gadot and her other celebrity “friends” posted a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” to various social media platforms, they did so with the goal of “raising morale.” They failed to...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

Trump’s charity scandal

Mat Chapin, Columnist November 21, 2019

Keeping up with the news is exhausting. It feels like every day there is some huge revelation or scandal coming out of the White House that we are supposed to pay attention to, and within 24 hours the...

Photo by Natalie Mutter.

North Hall continues tradition of Halloween frights for charity

Emma Cooper November 5, 2015
"But that is where I discovered that there is a simple and very satisfying joy in scaring the pants off of your friends and neighbors."

Theta raises whopping amount for CASA

Geoffrey Leach March 12, 2015

On March 7, it was once again time for Kappa Alpha Theta's annual fundraiser, Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew. Each year, Kappa Alpha Theta nationally raises money to support the Court Appointed Special...

Staff, Students Sell Wares at Fourth Annual Craft Fair

Isabel Mills December 5, 2013

Just in time for the holiday season, crafty students and staff will come together under one roof to sell their unique homemade products. On Monday, Dec. 9, the Whitman College community will have an...

Soles4Souls Charitable Shoe Drive Comes to Whitman

Dylan Tull February 14, 2013

Do you have old shoes gathering dust in your closet that someone else could make use of? Senior Alyssa Roberg and Alumnus Conor Holton-Burke '12 bet that you do, and in order to make productive use...

”˜Tis the Season: Holiday Philanthropy at Whitman

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula December 19, 2012

It's the Holiday Season––a time to be grateful for what we have, large or small. For many students, it's also a time to give. It's true that college students can barely strangle an extra penny out...

‘Half the Sky’ an eye-opening look at women’s issues in developing countries

The Editors March 13, 2012

This review was contributed by Karin Tompkins "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women," a nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn,...

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