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LGBTQ+ students contend with obstacles to mental healthcare in Walla Walla

Abby Main, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

While the trauma of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased general demand for mental healthcare in Walla Walla, LGBTQ+ Whitman students are just one demographic for whom locating...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

The limits of mental healthcare in Walla Walla

Alasdair Padman and Mat Chapin March 25, 2021

The trauma of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for mental healthcare in Walla Walla. It has exposed the preexisting inadequacies and inequalities that disproportionately...

Upcoming event: “Strategies for Responding to Election-Related Stress”

Sean Gannon, News Editor October 30, 2020

Stressed about next week’s election? Join ASWC, Whitman Votes and the Counseling Center staff for their event “Finding Space Amidst the Race: Strategies for Responding to Election-Related Stress”...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.

Don’t zoom through your mental health

Genevieve Vogel, Feature Reporter October 1, 2020

Students are constantly facing mental health challenges, but now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must also attempt to continue their education online. Previously published in “Viva la remote...

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer January 26, 2017

Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and...

Illustration by Claire Revere

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert November 10, 2016

Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to...

Missing the Sun: Change of Season Affects Student Health and Well-being

Claire Ommen, Features Writer December 3, 2015
As the semester nears its end, the general health of the Whitman campus is nearing its low-point for the year. Factors such as stress, season, weather and sleep patterns, are all reaching their peak affect upon students.
100HappyDays program pro positive mental health

“100HappyDays” program pro positive mental health

Christy Carley September 17, 2015
The Whitman Well, a new initiative from the counseling center, encourages Whitman students, staff and faculty to “take in the good” for 100 days. Assistant Director of the Counseling Center, Tracee Anderson, in collaboration with an organization called 100HappyDays, has created a website where members of the Whitman community can sign up to post one photo a day of something that makes them feel good.
Counseling Center Addresses Increased Student Demand

Counseling Center Addresses Increased Student Demand

Drew Edmonds March 6, 2014

In November, the Associated Students of Whitman College Senate passed a resolution to support the creation of an additional counseling position specializing in responding to issues of diversity. This...

Counseling Center Lacks Sufficient Resources for Students

Counseling Center Lacks Sufficient Resources for Students

Lorah Steichen December 5, 2013

College students are typically under a range of pressures and subject to immense amounts of stress that can take a toll on their mental health. According to Counseling Center Director Thacher Carter,...

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Lachlan Johnson November 21, 2013

Outrage at specific incidents of racism has evolved into demands for decisive action on campus, putting pressure on Whitman's administration to instigate change. Since students rallied at Memorial Hall...

Senate Round Up Number 3

Abby Seethoff November 5, 2013

On November 3, 2013, the three hours of the third ASWC Senate meeting were packed with the passage of two amendments and the approval of a finance request as well as much impassioned discussion. ASWC...

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