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‘I’m Going to Go Chill in the Bathroom’

‘I’m Going to Go Chill in the Bathroom’

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Highlight number three occurs on the dancefloor, where we boogy and shimmy buckwild to the 1996 Mark Morrison's hit, “Return of the Mack.”

Friendships are closer than they appear

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION

I know that for many Asian Americans, they are caught in what feels like no-man’s land. Growing up, at first they may not understand that they are not the typical ‘American’ until someone rudely awakens them with questions that undermine their sense of belonging. And this issue of ‘belonging’...

Clinton Family Christmas Wish List

Megumi Rierson, Humor Writer

December 1, 2016


Filed under Humor

The Clintons have seen better days. In the wake of a momentous election and the slow drip of appointments straight from the basket of deplorables, the holidays are bound to be more tense than they were in New Hampshire and Iowa. The Wire has obtained a partial family Christmas wish list to shed some li...

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Audrey Kelly

October 16, 2014


Filed under FEATURE

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. It's the people, not the perks, that are important to Whitman students when it comes to religious holidays. Celebrating with the people they know is what is important to Whitman students, not decadent meals and days off of school, especially when their holidays don't line...

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Alisha Agard

May 1, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Graduation is coming just around the corner, and the senior friends I've watched write theses and study for oral exams will be walking across the stage and bidding farewell to the place they've studied for the last four years. All of the late nights, early mornings, stress and hard work will be w...

Quiz: What Excessive Holiday Dish Are You?

Andy Monserud

December 9, 2013


Filed under Circuit, Humor

American tradition is loaded with food. All of our holidays, especially in the latter half of the year, mandate feasts heavy on meat, potatoes and sugars. Which narcolepsy-inducing family meal are you? When you go to lunch in the dining hall, you... A. Make a beeline for the sandwich line. Deli meat ...

The Fellowship of the Ringers

The Fellowship of the Ringers

Lindsey Holdren

March 29, 2013


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Kiwis refer to The Lord of the Rings fans as "Ringers." My family is a rabid group of Ringers and we fed our hunger for all things Tolkienian (and my hunger for all things filmic) with a safari-style tour of Middle Earth shooting locations. We loaded up into a land cruiser piloted by the best tour gui...

How I Met My Mother’s Mother’s Mother

How I Met My Mother’s Mother’s Mother

Quin Nelson

March 7, 2013


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

All I had to start was an address and a phrase: "Find Your Ancestors" at 1821 2nd St. Intrigued by the vague advertisement in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, I set out to clear up my equally vague family history. Is my dad a nationality other than "white"? How many of my Filipino "aunties" am I actually...

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Adam Brayton

February 14, 2013


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

When senior Nick Marquiss sat down at his first Encounters class, he found himself sitting across the table from the same professor who taught his father decades before. This situation may seem strange, but not with the kind of legacy representation found at Whitman. The Office of Admission defines...

Fall in love with ‘Finding Nemo’ all over again in a new dimension

Fall in love with ‘Finding Nemo’ all over again in a new dimension

Nathan Fisher

September 20, 2012


Filed under A&E, Reviews

I'm baring my soul here: the sappy characters in "The Muppets" and "Finding Nemo" are my all-time favorites. Really, over the past couple of weeks, I've been as excited as the 10-year-old kid I was in 2003 when "Finding Nemo" was first released, waiting for the rerelease of "Finding Nemo" in 3-D. Sure, the 3-D was pro...

More than just a good meal

Sara Portesan

January 14, 2012


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

A quick note on the host family experience...   As an only child, I have never and probably will never completely understand what it is like to have a sibling. It is one of the reasons I requested a host family with kids. And boy did I luck out; I got two! A 16 year old sister and a 10 year...

La Más Importante

kathynguyen

August 31, 2011


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

It wouldn't be the last time that my mom would "save" me in anything. Although I am just a host daughter, I am still part of the family, and therefore it is very important that she helps me in most everything I do. When I sat down for the first time at the table after arriving to Mendoza, my host aunt...

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