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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Family Weekend Unveils Campus and Student Opportunities

Daniela Quiros Araya, Campus Life Reporter October 26, 2023

Family weekend took place Oct. 20-22, bringing campus alive with the hustle and bustle of guests from across the world. During this time, families had the opportunity to explore the campus and its resources,...

Whitman parents take on Family Weekend

Carsten Wallace-Bailey, Podcast Reporter October 27, 2022

From Oct. 21-23,  the campus community welcomed Whitman families for Family Weekend 2022. For some parents, this was their first time getting to experience all Whitman’s campus has to offer. Although...

Family Weekend returns

Family Weekend returns

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2021

  This past weekend, Family Weekend featured the usual array of events including a welcome by President Kathy Murray, the Whitman Music Sampler Concert, spikeball and cornhole tournaments,...

Harrison Durant, First Year
I plan on going to the jazz band concert, the Top Girls play with my mom, and meals in downtown Walla Walla with my parents.

Voices of the Community // Issue 7

Nikki Antenucci October 23, 2014

What are you doing for Family Weekend? A poll by photographer Nikki Antenucci. [portfolio_slideshow]

Enjoy Walla Walla eats over Family Weekend

Ellie Newell October 20, 2011
Food critic Ellie Newell gives the scoop on Family Weekend dining options for all budgets and tastes.

Whitman offers special dining, shows, volunteer options for this year’s Family Weekend

Liz Forsyth October 22, 2009

Family Weekend, coming up Oct. 23 through Oct. 25, is an opportunity for students to see their families and for families to get a glimpse of the student's life at Whitman. But changes in campus life:...

Wine tasting opportunities near Walla Walla this weekend

Connor Guy October 22, 2009

Winery Name Address Phone Hours Tasting Fee Recommendation Amavi Cellars 635 N 13th  Ave 509-525-3541 Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5 $5, waived with purchase 2007 Syrah Ash Hollow 14 N...

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Whitman from a first-year’s parent’s perspective

Hadley Jolley October 22, 2009
Upon my arrival at Whitman, the first thing one of the RAs in the Prentiss Hall lounge said after I picked up my room key was, “I had that room! It's tiny!" Yes, compared to other Prentiss rooms, my room was particularly tiny. So tiny that we had to carry some of what I brought to campus back to the car and take it home. When a man saw my father carrying a few boxes back to the car, he said, “So you over-packed?" “No. We were under-roomed," my dad, Michael Jolley, said.
Theater department sets Romeo and Juliet in skateboard culture

Theater department sets ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in skateboard culture

caitlinhardee October 22, 2009
Director Chris Petit is a man with a vision. “You want to make that more of a struggle," he says to Lady Capulet, portrayed by sophomore Caitlin Goldie, as her husband, senior Spenser Meeks, pulls her away from her daughter's still form. At rehearsals for Whitman's production of Romeo and Juliet, the cast and crew wrestled with details while I huddled in the back row with sophomore props technician Niccole Cluff and talked shop.

Parents’ questions about Whitman answered

helenjenne October 22, 2009

As a Whitman parent, especially if your Whittie is a first-year, you probably have many questions, not all of which your son or daughter can answer. To help inform you, The Pioneer asked current parents...

Top 10 things to do on Family Weekend

Top 10 things to do on Family Weekend

William Witwer October 22, 2009
10. Show your parents your dorm The small space in which students are confined to live is an important part of college life. While inevitable, this activity is notable for its brevity, because there really isn't much to do in a dorm room but stare at the walls and laugh awkwardly at the mess. Students, clean your dorm before before opening it up for parental examination.
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Parents fuel Walla Walla economy during Family Weekend

Josh Goodman October 22, 2009
Downtown Walla Walla hotels and restaurants are set to get an economic boost this Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, when parents of Whitman students come for Family Weekend. Visiting parents, who book hotels and dine with their students, will bring business to sellout levels at several local establishments. That's good news for the bottom line of hotels and restaurants in the middle of a recession and is even prompting some to hire additional staff for the weekend. Ron Anderson, general manager of The Marcus Whitman Hotel, expects full occupancy this weekend, as opposed to an annual average of 65 to 70 percent. Three-quarters of the hotel's guests will be Whitman families.
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