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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Whitman Haunt Society Inducts new member at Annual Meeting

Carmel Stephan, Sad clown October 5, 2023

The Whitman Haunt Society is inducting a new ghoulish member at their annual Fall Break convention in the basement of North Hall. This is one of the last meetings held in the basement of North, as...

Photo by Chloe Collins.

Q&A with Niqo Bullock: Starting up Student Activities on Campus

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter September 15, 2022

The Office of Student Activities recently welcomed Niqo Bullock as the new Associate Director of Student Activities. Bullock will be tasked with supporting and assisting organization leaders with training...

Building community and making space: The challenge of finding leadership for affinity groups on campus

Building community and making space: The challenge of finding leadership for affinity groups on campus

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor November 18, 2021

Each semester, Whitman boasts a colorful club fair, with students standing at booths showing off posters and offering candy in the hopes of attracting new members. Among these clubs, many of them are intercultural...

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
The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) 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 (WEB), clubs, campus media organizations and other aspects of student life funded by ASWC.

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'...

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