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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...

November & December Circuit Horoscopes

Elena Aragon

November 26, 2012

Aries: You will encounter a ferocious squirrel this week that will stop at nothing to get a bite of your Graze turkey sandwich. Taurus: Your section-mate will share their taco shells with queso sauce with you, becoming the highlight moment of your week. Gemini: Your excitement about the return...

Farming an Endowment: Whitman Landholdings Support Wind Turbines, Education

Farming an Endowment: Whitman Landholdings Support Wind Turbines, Education

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 ...

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 disciplines in a small class setting and worked to improve their writing abilities. Although this soun...

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 park? a. Frisbee b. Laying in the grass c. Running around d. Playing on the playground 3. Which...

How well do campus resources prepare students for life after Whitman?

How well do campus resources prepare students for life after Whitman?

Rachel Alexander

May 9, 2012

Before I set off for Whitman, my parents sat down to give me some good old-fashioned advice. After all the usual concerns about studying hard and making good use of my time in college, they turned to my eventual course of study. "Make sure you major in something practical," they said, without much elaboration. I re...

The Circuit: Graduation Edition

The Circuit: Graduation Edition

Patricia Vanderbilt

May 9, 2012

My fellow seniors and I are about to let go of one of the main things that has defined us over the past several years: Soon, we will no longer be Whitman students. This definition and all that accompanies it for each of us is slowly shifting into the past tense. I suspect, however, that a lot of what...

Whitman teaches us to create the world we live in

Whitman teaches us to create the world we live in

May 9, 2012

This column was contributed by Alice Minor '12 We've tried to climb Styx or observed someone fail to do so. Thrown or been hit by a Frisbee. Attempted the Reading Room challenge or watched Sam Alden's legendary YouTube triumph. Been to or at least seen profile pictures of the ‘80s dance. Oh yeah, and w...

Senior post-grad plans: Meghan Bill, Jimmy Kaplan, Adam Delgado

Sylvie Luiten

May 9, 2012

Meghan Bill "[My plans are] still being formed. I wrote my thesis on museums in the local area because I'm really interested in museum studies and museum education, so I'm searching for opportunities there. But, I have an internship this summer with the Smithsonian Association, which is the educational arm of the Smithsonian Institution. I'm going to be working with them all...

Senior thesis profile: Gaea Campe

Senior thesis profile: Gaea Campe

Shelly Le

May 9, 2012

Major: Environmental Humanities Thesis title: Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: An Ecological Imperative "My thesis examines the interconnections between biodiversity and linguistic diversity and builds the argument that preserving the world's endangered indigenous languages is an ecological imperative. Indigenous languages have been spoken in the sam...

Senior sports profiles: David Michaels, Katie Tackman

Peter Clark

May 9, 2012

David Michaels "Training for me is ya know, getting up at 6 a.m., working out, lifting with our assistant coach, Coach Garnett. We get up [and] lift, I go to classes, come back, get up shots for 45 minutes or an hour. Then I meet back with him and get in an hour and a half of ball handling, shots off the dribble, post moves, various things. Depending on the day, either get up more sho...

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