Whitman Wire

Pio Past : Look Back at El Salvadoran TPS Status

Chris Hankin, News Editor

January 23, 2018

On January 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the U.S. would terminate the Temporary Protected Status granted to roughly 200,000 El Salvadorans residing in the United States. The Trump administration said that Salvadorans would have until September of 2019 to leave the country or find another f...

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Olivia Gilbert

September 22, 2016

We have all seen this photo on social media: a varying number of white people are surrounded by a varying number of smiling brown or black children. The backdrop is vaguely exotic–perhaps the white people are even sporting ‘native’ clothing. The whole thing is tied together with a nebulous quote...

Earthquake in Italy may set new ethical guidelines for scientists

Alfredo Villaseñor

October 6, 2011

In 2009, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila, Italy. It also destroyed many of its historic buildings, along with a university dormitory and a hospital. An earthquake of that magnitude wouldn't have made it to the front pages in a place like Japan, where nearly every ...

Walla Walla Emergency Management Department conducts earthquake simulation

Nate Lessler

September 16, 2010

Fake debris, simulated fire, smoke and actors occupied an empty tarmac at Walla Walla Regional Airport on the morning of Monday, Sept. 13. These elements were all part of an emergency simulation being conducted by the Walla Walla County Emergency Management Department. The simulation involved an airplane...

Whitman news since 1896