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Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Events, NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity for students to talk one on one with the six panelists in a drop in session from 2-4 in Reid G...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Saturday, Jan. 20, over 2,000 people participated in the Women’s March On Walla Walla to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. The welcoming rally began in the parking lot of the First Congregational Church at 10 a.m. Signs bobbed amongst the crowd with quip...

D.I.Y. Porn

D.I.Y. Porn

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

"Playing off of people's kinks, people's insecurities, people's wants and needs, is a huge part of it. It is definitely a way to up your income."

FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under A&E

The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who attended. The passionate performances helped audience members experience and relate to the powerful...

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

As part of the ongoing Equality Coffeehouse event, FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) invited a rather unique performer in comedian Gloria Bigelow, who uniquely addressed intersectional issues across the board. Her exuberance and expressiveness brought her comedy to life and kept...

Plans for Campus Coalition to End Sexual Assault

September 22, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Junior Catherine Fisher, an intern to Associate Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell, is attempting to start a Coalition to End Sexual Assault that would invite diverse groups from around Whitman’s campus to converse and help support each other’s efforts to end sexual assault. Planning for the c...

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Photos

Editors note: this article was updated on May 5 to reflect developments since last Friday's interruption. Please see the concluding section to read about these developments. “Your silence is violence. End rape now,” activists chanted as they walked up the stairs of Memorial, wearing black...

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Sara Platnick

April 21, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

FACE and ASWC hosted the annual Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 14.

STEP Women’s Shelter closing in December

STEP Women’s Shelter closing in December

Sara Platnick

October 22, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The STEP Women’s Shelter is closing down at the end of the year after serving the Walla Walla community for almost six years.

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor

October 1, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense…This new climate is slowly being institutionalized, and is affecting what can be said in the classroom, even as a basis for discussion...

Students react to “Think About It” orientation program

Christy Carley

September 10, 2015


Filed under NEWS

All new first year and transfer students were required to complete an online program entitled Think About It this summer, prior to arriving on campus.

Powerful stories shared at Breaking Ground Monologues

Powerful stories shared at Breaking Ground Monologues

Christy Carley

March 12, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. Whitman's annual Breaking Ground Monologues provide a space for community members to share stories of struggle, identity and growth. 2015 marks the third year of the Breaking Ground Monologues organized by the student group Feminists Advocating for Change and Empo...

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