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Dealing in Absolutes: Lessons Learned with Anti-Ranching Activists

Alex Brott August 23, 2012

I am a creature of compromise. It started as soon as I could understand my parents' dinner-table conversations. Both of them work in human resources, making them among the most politically correct...

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work August 23, 2012

You find yourself in an unknown place, overwhelmed by the action, dazed and confused. Maybe you know this feeling; maybe this, your arrival at Whitman, is your first experience with it. While Whitman...

Eating Cheap in Walla Walla

Rachel Alexander August 23, 2012

As a growing wine tourism destination, Walla Walla is known for its many fine restaurants. That's all well and good for when your parents are in town, but what about when you're broke and need to find...

First-Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore

Molly Emmett August 23, 2012

Class of 2016: Welcome to Whitman! There's no doubt that this is a very exciting time for you. It's a time for independence and a time for self-discovery, but sometimes, a little advice from someone who...

Embracing the Laziness of a Summer at Home

Alex Hagen August 23, 2012

Like many of my friends and classmates at Whitman, I was a bit reluctant to go home for the summer. After finals culminated in the cathartic joy of Holi and other celebrations, I realized that I had grown...

Class Encounters of the Different Kind

Karah Kemmerly August 23, 2012

When Jordan Conneely began her first year of college, she signed up to take a year-long first-year seminar class. In this mandatory course, Conneely and her peers discussed texts from several different...

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Open Road Chaos

Elizabeth Cole August 23, 2012

My mom is a talented woman. She is a well-practiced photographer and a gifted pianist, but her strongest talent is her ability to navigate us toward any traffic jam within a ten-mile radius without fail....

Quiz––What Coffee Shop Drink Are You?

Elena Aragon August 23, 2012

1. What is your favorite summer article of clothing? a. Jeans year-round, baby b. Booty shorts c. Bro tank d. Flip flops 2. What activity would you most likely be engaging in if you were in a...

Domestic violence affects privileged communities

August 23, 2012

This article was written by Lian Caspi '13. "Domestic violence in Jackson Hole? Is that even an issue?" This was the inevitable question I received while describing my summer work. At an internship...

Entire Summer Movie Season Recap

Nathan Fisher August 23, 2012

MMMMOOOVIES were my great escape from working a zillion hours at two minimum-wage jobs lifeguarding and scooping balls at the golf-driving rang. Thankfully, this summer was filled with great flicks. Here's...

A Painted Ship Upon a Painted Ocean

A Painted Ship Upon a Painted Ocean

Halley McCormick August 23, 2012

A Painted Ship Upon a Painted Ocean: A Ferry Ride in the Life of an Islander Photo essay by Halley McCormick To get home, I travel by ferry through Washington's San Juan Islands. On one of these...

Fall 2012 Horoscopes

Elena Aragon August 23, 2012

Aries You will finally learn that it takes a whopping nine minutes to reach Olin Hall from the dreaded SoBo, after being late to class every day the first week. Taurus Victory will be yours next week...

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