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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

This article was written by Hanne Jensen '14. Most Whitman students are fairly familiar with pressure. The sheer mass of skills a student must acquire in order to construct an adequate application...

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...

Coming Back Stronger

Coming Back Stronger

Quin Nelson August 29, 2013

While summer vacation is a time for rest and relaxation, athletes also use the time to work on their craft. Sophomores Katrina Allick and Jenna Dobrin (tennis), Robert Maislin (baseball) and Brennan Johnson...

A Major Choice: Whitmans Diverse Academics

A Major Choice: Whitman’s Diverse Academics

Lachlan Johnson August 29, 2013

"What are you majoring in?" After "What's your name?" and "Where are you from?" this is one of the most common questions overheard in the hallways of a first-year residence hall, in classrooms of...

Letter From the Editor

Shelly Le August 29, 2013

Nearly three years ago to this day, I stepped onto campus absolutely unprepared for the following four years ahead of me. I'm not just talking about the fact that I was still packing my bags at 3 a.m....

A Day at the Downtown Market

A Day at the Downtown Market

Karah Kemmerly August 29, 2013

It's a sunny Saturday morning in Walla Walla, and locals and Whitties alike are taking advantage of the lovely weather to walk downtown and visit their favorite summer haunts. The Patisserie patio is packed...

Peace, Work, Gandhi Found in Organic Garden

August 29, 2013

This article was written by Genny Jones '14. Once you've pried open the finger-painted doors to the Whitman Organic Garden shed, looked past the pitchforks, hoes and rakes in a trash bin, past the mismatched...

Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Julia Stone August 29, 2013

We met Manuel at the Juan Bosque Migrant Shelter, the only shelter open at night on either side of the border. Earlier that day, he had been dropped off by old school buses that had been converted by...

Circuit 8 Horoscopes

Elena Aragon August 29, 2013

Aries- Your plans to get Cheetos from the vending machine are foiled when you discover, much to your chagrin, that you have only 80 cents to your name and that item in B5 costs $1.50. Taurus- On your...

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...

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