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Maintaining faith during a pandemic

Photos by Annie Means

Grace Jackson, News Reporter

April 29, 2020

In the face of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, faith communities at Whitman College and around the world have had to adapt their worship.  For the Abrahamic faiths, important holidays occur in April. Easter was on April 12 for most Christian sects, Jewish communities celebrate Passover from April 8...

Don’t Stay True to Yourself

Harry Kelso, Columnist

October 22, 2017

Maybe you shouldn’t be true to who you are. When someone says you’re wonderful the way you are or to never change, it sounds uplifting. It’s a confirmation that someone finds us valuable, that we’re purposeful. Purpose is what drives us to forge ahead in life. And it seems like we all have a...

Being a Whittie at WWU

Photo by Andrew Shwartz

April 28, 2016

Lauren Lewis tried to show me the bell atop their admin/philosophy/history building. It is tradition, I gleaned, for seniors to sign the bell, or the bell-access room (or something).

Better Together Club Encourages Open Dialogue Between Religions

Joel Ponce '16, Ziyi 'Vicky' Su '16, and Ashley Ehlers '13 listen during the afterlife discussion.

Maegan Nelson

February 14, 2013

Last Wednesday evening a group of about a dozen individuals gathered on the top floor of the GAC to share a loaf of banana bread and discuss the afterlife. The discussion was the first meeting of a new club founded by first-year Leda Zakarison called Better Together, meant to encourage more on-campus...

Burden of Trust Improves Campus Experience

Paul H-P

November 15, 2012

I am prone to doubt myself, to doubt whether my words and actions are meaningful or effective. I would not bother to confide this were it only a personal problem, but I encounter it everywhere, at Whitman and at large. We have lost faith in ourselves, our words and each other. This faithlessness is the...

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