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Walla Walla County reports first death due to coronavirus

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2020

The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health announced the county’s first death linked to novel coronavirus via a press release on Tuesday, May 5.  The resident was a man in his 70s who had underlying health conditions. He died on Monday, May 4, after being admitted to the hospital, ac...

Better Understanding Gun Control

Josh Karpatkin, Columnist

March 8, 2018

Three weeks ago, the news broke out that another heartbreaking mass shooting had taken place at a high school in Florida. As the staggering death toll began to make itself known around the country, the cries for tightened gun control reached a new level of fervor. Activists identified a number of spec...

On Vulnerability: Journeying into the Uncertain

Alya Bohr, Columnist

October 7, 2015

It’s unbelievably easy to get tangled up in the desire to be perfect. Everywhere around us lurks a sneaky little notion that to be worthy of connection, love and belonging, we must be flawless. Bulletproof. Along with this unwieldy assumption comes a fear and distrust of vulnerability. We may imagine...

‘Hunger Games’ brings deadly dystopian struggle to big screen

Illustration: Binta Loos-Diallo

Nathan Fisher

April 5, 2012

I am proud to report that I actually read a non-required book this week––"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Okay, okay, it's an easy fun read, 374 pages with big print, with words of fewer than eight letters. The film version is a surprisingly good adaptation of the book, making me pleased...

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