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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

A Different Kind of Internship

Tristan Gavin August 29, 2013

When I told my friends what my summer plan was, many of them expressed to me how challenging it sounded. This came from friends doing chemistry and biology research I could not even begin to describe to...

Illustration: Tyle Schuh

Idealism and Difference: Body Image at Whitman

August 29, 2013
A guest columnist considers the Whittie approach to thinking about body image.
Illustration: Luke Hampton

Enjoy the Ride: 17 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your First Year

Aleida Fernandez August 29, 2013
The rumors are true: being a first-year in college is hard. It’s scary and overwhelming, and I’ll be honest, the food is not—and never will be —as good as what you had at home. But if what they also say is true and hindsight really is 20/20, does that mean that foresight must be myopic? Doesn’t have to be!
Coming Back Stronger

Coming Back Stronger

Quin Nelson August 29, 2013
Sophomores Katrina Allick and Jenna Dobrin (tennis), Robert Maislin (baseball), and Brennan Johnson (Ultimate) came into this summer fresh off their first year of college athletics with their eyes set on coming back stronger next year. They checked in over the middle of the summer to give a look into what college athletes do to prepare for the coming year.
A Major Choice: Whitmans Diverse Academics

A Major Choice: Whitman’s Diverse Academics

Lachlan Johnson August 29, 2013
Whether it be through a weighty Organic Chemistry textbook, an examination of Southeast Asian sex trafficking, or a postmodern novel exploring the human condition, every major offers a compelling path to greater knowledge and a liberal arts education. The most exciting part, and also the trickiest, is deciding which subject you love the most.

Letter From the Editor

Shelly Le August 29, 2013
Editor in Chief Shelly Le welcomes new and returning students back to campus, encouraging students to take risks and be open to new experiences to make the most of the rest of their time at Whitman.
A Day at the Downtown Market

A Day at the Downtown Market

Karah Kemmerly August 29, 2013
Take a stroll through the Walla Walla Downtown Farmers Market and discover organic produce, homemade cheese and delicious garlic scapes.

Peace, Work, Gandhi Found in Organic Garden

August 29, 2013
Organic Garden Summer Intern Genevieve Jones chronicles how hard work and chaos meet Gandhi and contemplative peace in Whitman's Organic Garden.
Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Julia Stone August 29, 2013
Julia Stone and Sean McNulty detail their two-week trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, learning about the political, economic, environmental and social issues involving the Southwestern border region.

Circuit 8 Horoscopes

Elena Aragon August 29, 2013
Humor writer Elena Aragon is back with her horoscopes for the Back to School issue of the Circuit.

POP QUIZ: Whitman Edition

Molly Johanson August 29, 2013
Before we launch into a brand new semester of liberal arts learning, the administration thought it beneficial to start the year with a pop quiz on the most prominent and important Whitties: Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. The next time someone says "oh I love his poems!" in response to learning the name of your school, you'll be prepared.
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