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Caffeinated and Loving It

Alex Pitts, Columnist

March 30, 2017

Whitman needs more energy drink consumption. Many of you are familiar with such beverages, but due the climate of virtue acquisition and ascetic culinary culture, these refreshments are absent from many dining occasions students partake in. This is an injustice to the people of Whitman, but is un...

Fracking Offers Few Unbiased Answers

Fracking Offers Few Unbiased Answers

Dani Hupper

October 10, 2013

The public debate on hydraulic fracturing (the process of pumping a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to crack rock formations and release natural gas) is nearly impossible to follow. It's hard to find unbiased information on a subject so intermingled with political and economic self-...

High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

Danielle Broida

October 31, 2012

Earth's human population is 7,075,228,550 and growing by the second. Americans constitute five percent of the world's population but consume 24 percent of the world's energy. The relationship between population rise and the demand for food, water and resources is unavoidable. In the midst of environmental havoc...

Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman

October 25, 2012

I dream of an election in which the Green, Libertarian, Constitution and Justice parties are all polling around 17 percent beside the Democrat and Republican, who are doing about as well. Instead, this election is another iteration of the usual two-party nightmare. I'm not writing to complain a...

New group hopes to bring energy-efficient CFLs to low-income households

Credit: Cornelius

Josh Goodman

October 15, 2009

If Whitman's newest environmental group gets its way, many of Walla Walla's low-income households will shine brighter this winter with donated compact fluorescent lights. The yet unnamed environmental justice group, inspired by similar projects at Duke University and Yale, hopes to start installing ...

‘Cool the Schools’ campaign reaches out to local kids

Alyssa Fairbanks

April 9, 2009

The "Cool the Schools Campaign" seeks to open an active dialogue with the youth of Walla Walla concerning current environmental issues facing the globe. The Whitman College Environmental Education for Kids Club (EEK), Youth Adventure Program (YAP) and the Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) worked with the...

Campus Climate Challenge raises funds for solar panel

Maggie Allen

December 13, 2008

After a successful first semester, with such triumphs as Power Vote and an Anderson blackout, the Campus Climate Challenge is ready to tackle solar panels on top of Jewett. Because of Jewett's very large flat roof, 130 solar panel "modules" will hopefully be installed on top of the freshman dorm....

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