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Microsoft donates to expand computer science program

Microsoft donates to expand computer science program

Nolan Bishop

October 16, 2014

Illustration by Eddy Vazquez. Whitman College, in their efforts to establish a more substantial and competitive computer science program, recently solicited a significant contribution from the Microsoft Corporation to help develop a comprehensive course of study. Although the college had begun efforts to ex...

Black-ish Illuminates Lack of Diversity in Modern American Network Television

Black-ish Illuminates Lack of Diversity in Modern American Network Television

Veronika Kiss

October 16, 2014

Illustration by Eddy Vazquez. "OK, so I'm just your standard, regular old, incredibly handsome, unbelievably charismatic black dude." From the get-go, ABC's new sitcom "Black-ish" pulls no punches about the racial identity of its protagonist: Andre Johnson is black and unapologetically proud of it....

USA basketball powers forward to World Cup win

USA basketball powers forward to World Cup win

Dylan Snyder

September 25, 2014

Illustration by Eddy Vazquez. Over the course of the past month, some of the world's best basketball players assembled in Barcelona, Spain for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Team USA was without some of its top eligible players, most notably Lebron James, Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard. Despite th...

Social media plays significant role where traditional media fails

Social media plays significant role where traditional media fails

Alisha Agard

September 18, 2014

Illustration by Eddy Vazquez. August 9, 2014. The nation stood still as people were glued to their televisions and computers, watching a story play out whose ending we knew all too well. An unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. With the news came lots of...

Tech Boom Leads to Two San Franciscos

Tech Boom Leads to Two San Franciscos

Anuradha Lingappa

September 11, 2014

Illustration by Eddy Vazquez. I grew up in San Francisco, and I've always thought of my city as a vibrant and whimsical place that unconditionally loves and accepts its residents. The city embraces diversity and, as a result, it is always re-defining itself to encompass new residents. However, its ...

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Sam Grainger-Shuba

April 10, 2014

By the start of the 2015-2016 school year, Whitman will inaugurate its 14th president. The college is about to begin the search for President George Bridges's successor with the newly formed search committee. The presidential search committee pursues potential candidates for the presidency and then provides a recommendation to the Board...

Cartoon: Bugs and Humans

Cartoon: Bugs and Humans

Luke Hampton

April 1, 2014

Cartoon by Eddy Vazquez....

New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

Daniel Kim

March 13, 2014

In April, citizens of Walla Walla will be voting on a new bond to renovate aging Walla Walla High School. It was created in response to the rejection of a previous bond to update the school last spring. The measure that failed last April would have dedicated $67 million to a thorough remodel of Wa...

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...

Senior Ethan Dederick Advances to Second Round of Mars One Application

Senior Ethan Dederick Advances to Second Round of Mars One Application

Josephine Adamski

February 27, 2014

Senior Ethan Dederick  has passed the first round of applications to be on the first manned mission to Mars. Getting accepted into the program would mean that Dederick gets a one-way ticket to Mars. In other words, he wouldn't be returning to Earth. The program is called Mars One, a non-profit organ...

Divest Whitman Moves in New Direction

Divest Whitman Moves in New Direction

Sarah Cornett

February 20, 2014

Despite the Board of Trustees stating in a letter released on Feb. 8 that Whitman will not divest from fossil fuel companies, the student group Divest Whitman hasn't lost sight of their goal for the college to divest.  The letter, which held that board members did not view divestment from fossil...

Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Daniel Kim

February 20, 2014

After serving as ­­senator for the fall semester, senior Nilce Alvarez has decided to take step down from her Associated Students of Whitman College position due to health reasons. Though the second semester is well into its second month, her seat has yet to be filled, and ASWC has begun reachin...

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