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Sophomores go undercover as class of 2025

Conor Bartol, Human Bean September 16, 2021

Whitman College’s class of 2025, once thought to be the largest ever, is a bit smaller than was once thought. The cause? Dozens of first-years are actually sophomores in disguise acting out an attempt...

So you’re going to have to poop in college and other first year dilemmas

Carmel Stephan, Shit or get off the pot please. September 16, 2021

This summer, as you sat your bare ass down on the porcelain throne, it may have occurred to you that this level of comfort would soon cease to exist. You wouldn’t be pooping in your private residence...

The three C’s of cinema: Why college movie nights are our most important form of gathering

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter May 16, 2021

Remember when we used to watch movies with other people? It feels like an eternity ago that community was still part of our cinematic vocabulary. Back when movie theaters brimmed with eager cinephiles...

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....

Illustration by Maude Lustig

Lonesome behind the face

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Faith Photo by Henry Honzel

What is Work Study?

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...

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Little League to sue Whitman over potential new mascot

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...

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...

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