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Illustration by Lily Buller.

First year students find community in club involvement

Zac Bentz , A&E Reporter March 18, 2021

For the class of 2024, transitioning to college life was a uniquely gradual experience. Many took their first ever college class from the comfort of the same bedroom in which they did their high school...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

Total rando shows up to club meeting

Maude Lustig, Giardia Carrier February 27, 2020

No one could have anticipated it. Grayson Pools sent out the normal emails, telling his club's listserv, “meeting in 15 minutes” and “BUMP.” Yet no one ever bumped back. Pools, who is president...

Artwork contributed by Clara Collins from the SHAG zine.

SHAG: Creating a space for sex positivity on campus

Lena Friedman, News Reporter October 3, 2019

Amid the bustle at Jewett Café, the members of Whitman’s Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG) gather to discuss all things sexual health and sex-positivity every Thursday. Senior philosophy major...

Adam Rooney, Jhunam Sidhu, and Nadyieli Gonzalez Ortiz (left to right) the founders and leaders of the new Inter(national) Whitties Club.

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

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor February 23, 2019

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...

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

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...

Photo by Mika Nobles

Whitties spur kids’ creativity with stART

February 11, 2016

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...

Food, Money & Amendments: Third Senate Summary

Abby Seethoff November 12, 2014

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...

Student Fee Increase Forecasts More Money for Clubs

Lachlan Johnson February 13, 2014

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...

Whitman Dance Clubs Ignite Dance Fever

Emma Dahl November 14, 2013

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'...

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

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...

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Sam Grainger-Shuba September 26, 2013

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...

Town Hall.  Photos by Brennan Johnson.

ASWC Town Hall Looks at International Travel, Budget, Yearbook

Dylan Tull April 11, 2013

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...

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