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Washington state colleges devise institution-specific COVID-19 plans

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2020

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee released a proclamation on June 24, mandating that each higher education institution create an institution-specific plan while meeting certain safety requirements. Some of the requirements include limiting dining facilities capacity, developing contact-tracing pr...

Lonesome behind the face

Illustration by Maude Lustig

Maude Lustig, Humor Editor

May 8, 2020

I felt lonely senior year. I didn’t expect it. I thought it was supposed to be the best year, which is why it took me so long to connect my feelings with the word that described them. By senior year, surely, I should have things figured out, and if I didn’t I was probably doing something wrong. ...

Whitman’s mid-cycle evaluation

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

April 26, 2020

To maintain its status as an accredited institution, Whitman is currently undergoing its mid-cycle evaluation. This accreditation is a marker of the quality of higher education institutions.  Kendra Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Biology, also serves as Wh...

Tokenization in Greek Life

Jordon Crawford, Columnist

March 1, 2018

As an international student, my idea of Greek Life was very tainted. On one hand, you had the rich, stuck-up jocks who took pleasure in being called “Frat Boys” and in hazing pledges. On the other side, there were the female counterparts in sororities who reminded me of the evil trio from the movie...

Dear Mom, February 9th Article

Mom, Columnist

February 9, 2017

Dear Mom, Senior help! I'm having a hard time balancing studying for senior exams, applying to jobs and also making the most of my last semester at Whitman. How do I accomplish everything I need to graduate while also still having fun with my friends while we are all still here? Struggling Senior   D...

What is Work Study?

Faith Photo by Henry Honzel

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

February 2, 2017

Regardless of whether they receive work study or not, ask the average Whittie to define ‘work study,’ and chances are they will have a difficult time answering completely. While most know the term refers to financial aid, few know precisely how work study operates on campus and in students’ lives. Faith...

Little League to sue Whitman over potential new mascot

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Jeffrey Gustaveson, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016

Whitman’s search for a new mascot erupted in controversy this week after the local Little League announced plans to sue the college for copyright infringement. The Walla Walla Little League Association said Wednesday that it will file suit against Whitman unless one potential mascot, the Blue Ravens, is removed from con...

The Fraud Within Us All

Alya Bohr, Columnist

January 28, 2016

We’re really all just bags of organs, walking around, trying to figure out life.

Whitman’s higher ed snobbery can broaden horizons

Denali Elliot

January 29, 2015

Returning home this winter break, it appeared as though the people of my town had been transformed in my absence –– or more accurately, my view of them had been transformed during my time at Whitman College. And I wasn't sure it was for the better. I caught myself feeling superior to the drug addicts...

Voices of the Community: Issue 13

Voices of the Community: Issue 13

Jade Blake-Whitney

December 12, 2013

What are you looking forward to about break? Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they are looking forward to about break....

Rising in Number: Faculty Adjust to Swell in Number of Biology Majors

Rising in Number: Faculty Adjust to Swell in Number of Biology Majors

Hannah Bartman

October 31, 2013

The graduating class of 2014 has 97 Biology majors, the highest number of graduates in one discipline ever to graduate from Whitman College. The current surge has left the life science department scrambling for ways to accommodate these students, both in providing enough faculty for classes and providi...

Voices of the Community: Issue 8

Voices of the Community: Issue 8

Jade Blake-Whitney

October 30, 2013

What is your ideal date in Walla Walla? Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney takes a look at what people think is the ideal date in Walla Walla....

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