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Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Melina Hughes

February 27, 2014

I am a senior. It is second semester. This means long days and longer nights of sitting in my room, the library or the basement of Reid, drinking too much coffee and pouring over notes for writtens, orals and the most dreaded thesis. It being February, I was prepared for the dark and cold days to help drive and keep me inside, focused and st...

Magic: The Gathering––A Game’s Origins and Influence at Whitman College

Magic: The Gathering––A Game's Origins and Influence at Whitman College

Emma Dahl

November 26, 2012

You may have heard of Magic: The Gathering, a widespread card game with roots at our very own alma mater. While its influence has spread far and wide, the gaming community remains strong at Whitman, in Walla Walla and in surrounding areas. In fact, the Magic community is one that pierces the notorious...

Writing in the Wallowas: A Week with Fishtrap

November 26, 2012

This article was written by Ryann Savino '13. Driving along Wallowa Lake Highway, I wondered silently what the coming week would hold. To my right shone the choppy early morning surface of Wallowa Lake, its deep blue waters a sharp contrast to the rich green moraines along its shoreline. To my le...

Circuit 5 Letter from the Editor

Allie Felt

November 26, 2012

As the end of fall semester approaches, many of us start thinking about the world beyond Whitman. For most students, winter break means a long trip home, often the first in months. Even for the few who do stay on campus or spend their free month traveling, the absence of class schedules and routin...

Farming an Endowment: Whitman Landholdings Support Wind Turbines, Education

Photo by Halley McCormick.

Allison Work

November 26, 2012

The drive east along Highway 12 from the Tri-Cities back towards Walla Walla and the Whitman campus rarely fails to amaze me. At the left turn by Wallula Gap, I stare west at the vast expanse of land carved out by the ancient Missoula floods, captured by the exposed magnificence of the land in all its contours and forms and patterns. I've stopped many times on drives from Wallula Gap ...

High School Athlete Profile: Cheyenne Schoen, DeSales Swimmer

Halley McCormick

November 26, 2012

DeSales High School senior Cheyenne Schoen talks swimming and future ambitions with charming confidence and a bright smile. With just four years of competitive swimming under her belt, Schoen has excelled to become one of the top swimmers in Washington State. She is the captain of the Walla Walla Hig...

Circuit Quiz: What Missionary Are You?

Lachlan Johnson

November 26, 2012

1. Someone cuts you in line at the dining hall. How do you respond? a) Walk to the front of the line and explain it is your destiny to have their spot. b) Chill out. This is but one of many meals. c) Deny the existence of the line. d) Tailgate. 2. When you go out on a Friday, you always remember... a)...

Whitman Students Leave Meaningful Impact on Community

November 26, 2012

This piece was contributed by alumnus Norm Osterman '65, Walla Walla resident and activist. Whitman students should consider community involvement because it's training for life outside the bubble and because Walla Walla and environs needs your youth, smarts and enthusiasm. Many Whitman students over the...

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