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

Photo by Andrew Schwartz
A family wedding.
October 19, 2017
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

February 2, 2017

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...

Clinton Family Christmas Wish List

December 1, 2016

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...

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Illustration by Cooper-Ellis
October 16, 2014

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...

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues
May 1, 2014

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...

Quiz: What Excessive Holiday Dish Are You?

December 9, 2013

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...

The Fellowship of the Ringers

The Fellowship of the Ringers
March 29, 2013

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...

How I Met My Mother’s Mother’s Mother

How I Met My Mother's Mother's Mother
March 7, 2013

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...

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies
February 14, 2013

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...

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

Illustration by Ruth Hwang
September 20, 2012

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...

More than just a good meal

January 14, 2012

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...

La Más Importante

August 31, 2011

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...

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