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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 restore some energy to the usually active campus. A few main events that occur in the interim between ...

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Illustration by Claire Revere

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 make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C...

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

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 month, the Counseling Center decided to go through with hiring a new counselor in accordance with the resolution. The addition o...

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, over a quarter of the Whitman student population is currently utilizing counseling resources on campus.  In the 2011...

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 to present a letter to the Board of Trustees' Diversity Committee on Nov. 7, two separate events have been held to discuss ra...

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 officially purchased a new theme for its website and looks to implement it soon.  The first ASWC...

Louie Provides Comfort for Students at Counseling Center

Louie Provides Comfort for Students at Counseling Center

Ritti Singh

October 17, 2013

Whether students are feeling anxious or depressed or if they simply need some stress relief, they can always stop by the Counseling Center to visit Louie, Whitman College's resident comfort dog. Multiple studies have indicated that spending time with animals can be a great form of stress relief. Playing with an animal can not only ...

Idealism and Difference: Body Image at Whitman

Illustration: Tyle Schuh

August 29, 2013

This article was written by Hanne Jensen '14. Most Whitman students are fairly familiar with pressure. The sheer mass of skills a student must acquire in order to construct an adequate application for colleges, much less to get accepted by one, reveals a history of stress, high expectations and hard work. The very system itself is an ...

Those Suffering from Mental Illness Need Not Suffer Alone

February 27, 2013

This column was contributed by Arden Robinette, '16 Listen. You may not want to. You may not want to even be speaking to anyone right now. You might just want to be alone with the struggles and fears that have begun to haunt you. But listen. Really listen. Maybe you've been feeling off lately. Maybe it started...

Study Abroad Returnees Face Adjustment

Study Abroad Returnees Face Adjustment

Sarah Cornett

February 14, 2013

The beginning of this semester saw the return of roughly one third of the junior class who studied abroad last fall. Coming back from places all over the globe, many of these returning Whitties had life-changing and transformative experiences, embracing another culture while meeting new friends. For so...

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