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‘Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions

‘Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions

Isabel Mills

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 or just for fun, no two people have exactly the same traditions. For senior Maikor Pereira Azuaje, the holiday season starts in Se...

What I Ate Abroad in Northern India

What I Ate Abroad in Northern India

Shelly Le

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 seeds and ginger are added to milk and water and brought to a rolling boil. Once boiled, black tea leaves ...

Winter Recipes

Winter Recipes

Karah Kemmerly

December 9, 2013

The winter holiday season is my favorite time of year. I love lights and winter coats and drinking hot tea. Winter is also a great time to whip up cozy eats and holiday treats. I hope you have fun trying these simple winter recipes! Winter Fruit Salad I often have a fruit salad as a quick break...

Off-Campus Cooking Adventures with Alton Brown

Off-Campus Cooking Adventures with Alton Brown

Evelyn Levine

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 Sandra Lee and her "Semi-Homemade Cooking" show –– add one part middle-aged skinny blonde wom...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Aleida Fernandez

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 of choice. Psychology: Gin and Tonic Unofficial research has shown that drinking this cla...

Tommy’s Dutch Lunch: Never Leave Hungry

Tommy’s Dutch Lunch: Never Leave Hungry

Aleida Fernandez

December 9, 2013

When I first walk into Tommy's Dutch Lunch, a small greasy spoon down W. Pine St., it's immediately obvious that the restaurant is a place full of stories. The decor is straight out of the 1970s and the walls are littered with paintings and a Union Bulletin profile from a few years ago. It's also i...

Festive Recipes Highlight Fall Ingredients

Festive Recipes Highlight Fall Ingredients

Karah Kemmerly

August 29, 2013

Fall has always been my favorite season. I feel like it has such a nice balance. The summer heat finally cools down, but the winter cold hasn't set in yet. You can look forward to a new school year and get excited about old holiday traditions. For me, fall is a combination of freshness and coziness, ...

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 gloves and purple "Garden Bible" binder, past the various vinegars and organic pest killers,...

Every Tree Tells a Story: Lumber Business’ Philosophy Centered on Care, Compassion for Nature

Every Tree Tells a Story: Lumber Business’ Philosophy Centered on Care, Compassion for Nature

Faith Bernstein

August 27, 2013

To the Thompson family, trees are more than just pieces of lumber. This summer I worked making videos for RBM (R stands for Roy, B stands for Ben and M stands for their mother, Evelyn), a local lumber company owned by the Thompson family  in Columbia Falls, Mont. for six weeks. I quickly learned...

Creative Voices of Whitman

Sarah Cornett

May 13, 2013

It is no secret that the Whitman community is one full of passionate people. As a prospective student, I decided to come to Whitman for that reason. Whitties are all really interested in something and they pursue these interests passionately and humbly. Whether meeting environmental activists, artists,...

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

May 13, 2013

This column was contributed by Marcial Díaz Mejía '13. My first year, I had a pro-Palestine picture on my wall. Someone in my section saw it and asked me why I had it up. I explained my position. Later, that same person told that I should probably remove it from my wall, as another section-mate could get offended. I refused, explaining that this was one of the re...

Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

Maegan Nelson

May 13, 2013

Lisa Beneman "After graduation, I am immediately heading out on the U.S.-Mexico border trip with [Associate Professor of Politics] Aaron Bobrow-Strain and 10 other awesome Whitman students. It is an amazing program that I am excited to be a part of and learn from. After the trip I am moving to Siena, Italy for the summer to work at Tenuta di Spannocchia, a divers...

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