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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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

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...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter January 25, 2018

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...

Photo Provided by Kate Lawrence

D.I.Y. Porn

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor November 9, 2017
"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

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...

Photo by Samarah Uribe Mendez

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter November 10, 2016

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...

Plans for Campus Coalition to End Sexual Assault

September 22, 2016

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...

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2016

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...

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Sara Platnick April 21, 2016
FACE and ASWC hosted the annual Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 14.
STEP Womens Shelter closing in December

STEP Women’s Shelter closing in December

Sara Platnick October 22, 2015
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

“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...

Students react to “Think About It” orientation program

Christy Carley September 10, 2015
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

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...

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