Whitman Wire

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 do this, but they succeeded in receiving a tsunami of backlash and criticism. The cover was labele...

Trump’s charity scandal

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

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 story has been buried by racist tweets, ridiculous assertions and eventually something even more outrageous....

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 Advocates program (CASA). The Whitman chapter of Theta women's fraternity puts on Walla Walla's Best...

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 opportunity to view and purchase items created by fellow students and staff. They range from people...

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 of all those worn shoes, they have contacted Soles4Souls to set up a chapter of the nonprofit organization...

”˜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 of their wallets when buying coffee at Reid; nonetheless, Whitties are actively spreading the Holiday...

‘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, is an eye-opening work about the consequences of discrimination against women in developing countrie...

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