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‘Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions

'Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions
December 9, 2013

Asking people about their holiday traditions leads to incredibly diverse responses, from candles to nativity scenes to roller-skating to teddy bears. Whether the basis is cultural, religious, traditional...

From Wheat to Bread: A Photo Essay on the Process of Breadmaking with Walla Walla Bread Co.

From Wheat to Bread: A Photo Essay on the Process of Breadmaking with Walla Walla Bread Co.
December 9, 2013

It's no secret that the average Whitman student has high expectations for a sandwich. In a small town amidst rolling wheat fields and extremely fertile ground, the colleges' location gives students easy...

What I Ate Abroad in Northern India

What I Ate Abroad in Northern India
December 9, 2013

I am forever in search of the perfect, steaming and sweet cup of Indian tea –– sweet, sticky and altogether not healthy for my sugar levels. A mixture of green cardamom pods, peppercorns, fennel...

What I Ate Abroad in Thailand: The Time I was Served Snake for Breakfast

What I Ate Abroad in Thailand: The Time I was Served Snake for Breakfast
December 9, 2013

On homestay trips during my study abroad program in Thailand, I almost always woke up long after my host family did. In the small farming villages in northeast Thailand, everyone gets up before the sunrise....

What I Ate Abroad: Vienna

What I Ate Abroad: Vienna
December 9, 2013

When compared to the rich Middle-Eastern lamb kebab stands that crowd the streets of Vienna, the creamy Italian food that lies just over the border, or the delicate French cuisine located only a few hours...

Brewing Cultures at Whitman

Brewing Cultures at Whitman
December 9, 2013

Whitman College students are known for having creative and alternative interests. It is no surprise, then, that many have embraced a hobby that combines creativity with sustainable value: brewing beverages. In...

Dining Halls through the Ages

Dining Halls through the Ages
December 9, 2013

Seventy years ago, 55 cents could buy you a dinner at Whitman's dining halls. Students from the '60s are pictured in Lyman Hall eating in suits, and diners used to be waited on. Despite these changes,...

Off-Campus Cooking Adventures with Alton Brown

Off-Campus Cooking Adventures with Alton Brown
December 9, 2013

When I was in middle school, I wanted to be a chef. I watched The Food Network almost exclusively and started a fund to buy a rice cooker. I read Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and despised...

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking

Secrets of Backcountry Cooking
December 9, 2013

"Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew." One of the most quoted lines from the beloved "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is Samwise Gamgee raving about the many uses of potatoes. Sam and Frodo had...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major
December 9, 2013

After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink...

Creativity in Dining Halls

Creativity in Dining Halls
December 9, 2013

Although the food from Bon Appétit has a certain flair, some first-years are already searching for ways to put a twist on the goods in the dining halls. Using a variety of vegetables from the salad bar,...

Letter from the Editor: Circuit Issue 9

Letter from the Editor: Circuit Issue 9
December 9, 2013

One of my earliest childhood memories is of stealing raw dough that my mother had left to rise on our kitchen table to make bánh bao (Vietnamese pork steamed buns). I remember pinching off three...

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