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The right to our identity: Creating community among first-generation students

Kasey Moulton, Podcast Reporter May 16, 2021

If I’m being honest, I still don’t exactly know what college is supposed to look like – is it my childhood bedroom? Awkward half-Zoom, half-real classrooms? I’m pretty sure that this is a sentiment...

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...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

What’s love got to do with it?

Camilla Tarpey-Schwed, Columnist April 22, 2021

What comes to your mind when you think of love? A couple of weeks ago, I was assigned a reading on love for one of my classes. Admittedly, I initially didn’t see the significance of theorizing about...

Photos by Annie Means

Maintaining faith during a pandemic

Grace Jackson, News Reporter April 29, 2020

In the face of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, faith communities at Whitman College and around the world have had to adapt their worship.  For the Abrahamic faiths, important holidays occur in April....

Left. Sophomore Ellie Houghs water bottle, featuring one of her favorite stickers from her gap year. Photo contributed by Ellie Hough. The Instagram account @whitmemes shares photos that show the Whitman experience in a funny light. Screenshot from @whitmemes Instagram page.

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Claire Reichle, Feature Editor November 16, 2018

The Whitman community is formed in many ways - a common Encounters experience, living together in the dorms and even simple things like a walking across Ankeny every day.   Students are...

Op-Ed: The Dangers of Community

Alden Glass, Senior March 1, 2018

When asked to picture a Whitman student, what comes to mind? Birkenstocks and a Patagonia jacket? A frisbee in one hand and a Hydroflask in the other? Hailing from Seattle or the Bay, they have a “Resist”...

Long-Running KWCW Shows

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor May 12, 2017

Despite its lengthy history at Whitman College, the KWCW radio station is, in a way, quite ephemeral. With the station adding and losing DJs each semester, the content and arrangement of material on the...

Mike McGuinn Helps Bring Fun, Cool Musicians to Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer March 30, 2017

The music scene in Walla Walla is thriving with more diversity thanks to the efforts of, among others, Mike McGuinn. The owner of Urban Grow Systems, a hydroponics shop, McGuinn has worked to bring...

Dear Mom: Off-Campus and Ostracized

Mom, Opinion Writer March 9, 2017

Dear Mom, I’m a senior who lives off campus. What’s with all this talk about seniors not contributing to or not having a sense of the Whitman community? I think that’s BS. I’ve seen it, I’ve...

The Adventures of Alice performed by Walla Walla Dance Company

“The Adventures of Alice” performed by Walla Walla Dance Company

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer February 9, 2017

The Walla Walla Dance Company performed an excellent original take on the timeless story “Alice in Wonderland” on Saturday, Feb. 4. The show, titled “The Adventures of Alice,” took place in Cordiner...

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Chris Hankin, News Editor January 26, 2017

Less than 24 hours after former businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as president of the United States, protestors took to the streets in more than 200 cities across the country and across...

Walla Walla Balloon Stampede Returns for 42nd Year

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer October 20, 2016

Balloons took to the skies of Walla Walla–albeit briefly–for the 42nd year of the annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede. While the fun and merrymaking was impacted by heavy rain and wind throughout last...

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