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Whitman Students Pursue Internships in Walla Walla

Kate Grumbles October 13, 2016

While many Whitman students choose to look out of state or out of town for internships and job opportunities, there are a few students choosing to stay right here in Walla Walla. Four Whitman students...

Lyons’ music entertains, educates

James Kennedy October 3, 2014

A musician with a message, Dana Lyons has been combining environmental activism with folk and alternative rock since the 1980s. Most well-known for his hit song "Cows with Guns," Lyons will be performing...

What Type Of Green Fits Your Personality?

Elena Aragon April 1, 2014

1. What show would you most like to watch? a. a National Geographic documentary b. "Cake Boss" c. "Frasier" d. "All in the Family"   2. What's your dream vacation in the United States? a....

International Community Should Support Wind Power

Dani Hupper November 14, 2013

The merits of today's energy sources are all relative. As there is no completely pollutant-free way to harness energy, we are forced to pick the lesser of many evils. And with a few practical technological...

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Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving

Sam Chapman May 13, 2013

At Whitman, ideals are one thing you can always count on finding somewhere. There is no shortage of people who believe strongly in something––in the end of rape culture, the abolition of modern slavery,...

Divestment March Turns Up Heat

Lachlan Johnson April 30, 2013

After listening to a speech by founder of the 350.org organization Bill McKibben, over 200 members of the Whitman community marched around campus chanting slogans in favor of divesting the college's endowment...

Individual Blame Won’t Address Environmental Problems

Sam Chapman April 25, 2013

I find it hard to recall the moment I first became an environmentalist. It's not as defined as the instant I became a writer (after reading "The Amber Spyglass" at the age of 11) or an environmental humanities...

Divestment Should Be More than Just Symbolic

April 11, 2013

This column was contributed by Martha Sebald '14 This past weekend, a few dozen students and student representatives crowded into Reid Campus Center for an informational hearing to help ASWC determine...

Environmentalists Are Not All Well-Off

Sam Chapman April 4, 2013

The image conjured by the word "environmentalist"––a vague and overlong term I still hate––is similar to the vision of the typical Whittie: a semi-outdoorsy, dirty-blonde post-hippie who jogs in...

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Sam Chapman February 14, 2013

On March 15, 1986, Whitman's Board of Trustees voted on a divestment proposal for the first time. Students and faculty had both submitted resolutions urging the Board to remove companies from the college's...

Address Leaves Obama Beholden to Environmentalists

Sam Chapman January 31, 2013

I skipped the broadcast of President Obama's second inaugural address in favor of reading it afterwards, so that I could better analyze its content without being distracted by the speechcraft. As an environmentalist,...

We Have Lost the Fight for the Planet

We Have Lost the Fight for the Planet

Sam Chapman January 24, 2013

In 1970, the first Earth Day brought 20 million Americans––10 percent of the entire population––to a nationwide protest. This was the tail end of the Vietnam Era, when young people were justifiably...

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