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Inter(national) Whitties: a Space to Share and Simply Hang Out

Inter(national) Whitties: a Space to Share and Simply Hang Out

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

February 23, 2019


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, Uncategorized

While each Whitman student may have the common experiences of the hardships of freshman year, eating in the dining hall and expanding their world view through new classes, each student experiences their time at Whitman differently. The factors that play into these differences are numerous, but among...

Spotlight On Students: A week of Humans vs. Zombies

Spotlight On Students: A week of Humans vs. Zombies

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Zombies lurked on Ankeny Field and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rode through Whitman’s campus last week as this semester’s week-long “Humans vs. Zombies” game commenced. Around 40 students participated in the game, marked by bright orange bandannas, nerf guns and a simulated hunger for...

Whitties spur kids’ creativity with stART

February 11, 2016


Filed under A&E

As arts programs get cut all around the country, a few Whitties have taken a stand against the tide. StART began two years ago and since then, its volunteers have been bringing the visual and performance arts to Walla Walla public schools. StART began with senior Alina Holmes and a simple idea. H...

Food, Money & Amendments: Third Senate Summary

Abby Seethoff

November 12, 2014


Filed under ASWC Unpacked, BLOGS

On November 2nd, the ASWC Senate convened for the third time this semester to appoint two students to the Bon Appétit Advisory Committee, consider legislation and discuss the college's budget priorities. First-years Greg Steigerwald and Rebecca Chinn both expressed enthusiasm about joining the...

Student Fee Increase Forecasts More Money for Clubs

Lachlan Johnson

February 13, 2014


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

On Sunday, Feb. 9, the Associated Students of Whitman College raised the student fee to $360 for the next academic year, an increase of $10 from last year. Senators hope the increase will allow more funding for the Whitman Events Board, clubs, campus media organizations and other aspects of student life...

Whitman Dance Clubs Ignite Dance Fever

Emma Dahl

November 14, 2013


Filed under A&E

Whitman College is full of students with a wide variety of passions and interests. Just by looking at the number of extra-curricular activities and student-run clubs, one can see a reflection of students' hobbies. Yet, maybe more than anything, Whitties love to dance. Covering a variety of styles...

Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget?

Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget?

Lachlan Johnson

November 14, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

A rising student fee combined with cuts to select clubs' budgets last spring impacted student life on campus this fall, as organizations such as Waiilatpu and Whitman Direct Action struggled to adjust to increased austerity at Whitman. While Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) funding ha...

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Sam Grainger-Shuba

September 26, 2013


Filed under Events, NEWS

Did you get a kiss this week? If not, you may still be wondering why people were asking for your consent to sit next to you at lunch or to give you a hug. Answer: This past week, the All Students for Consent Club [ASC] hosted its Ask For It campaign. There were events all week to promote conse...

ASWC Town Hall Looks at International Travel, Budget, Yearbook

ASWC Town Hall Looks at International Travel, Budget, Yearbook

Dylan Tull

April 11, 2013


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

The final Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Town Hall of the year focused on three major subjects: the lifting of the international travel ban, addressing concerns regarding the ASWC budget and tackling the question of whether or not the yearbook should continue to be funded. In a...

Extra Costs Leave ASWC Budget Tighter for Clubs

Extra Costs Leave ASWC Budget Tighter for Clubs

Shelly Le

April 4, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

After a budget appeals meeting yesterday, Wednesday, April 3, ASWC allocated $3,825 of the $15,382.50 in funds set aside for the appeals process to campus clubs unhappy with their preliminary budget requests.  Since the student fee was raised for the 2014 school year, ASWC had $41,910 more than last year to allocate for the 2014 fiscal year. But the preliminary budget r...

Better Together Club Encourages Open Dialogue Between Religions

Better Together Club Encourages Open Dialogue Between Religions

Maegan Nelson

February 14, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Last Wednesday evening a group of about a dozen individuals gathered on the top floor of the GAC to share a loaf of banana bread and discuss the afterlife. The discussion was the first meeting of a new club founded by first-year Leda Zakarison called Better Together, meant to encourage more on-campus...

[email protected] Aims to Spice Up Campus Dance Scene

Emma Dahl

January 31, 2013


Filed under A&E

First-year Gillian Friedman was a competitive salsa dancer in Seattle before she came to Whitman. Now she hopes to bring the spirit and energy of salsa dancing to campus through a newly formed salsa club, entitled [email protected], through which she plans to offer free salsa lessons. Friedman explained...

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