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Dear Mom: An advice column

Dear Mom, Opinion Writer

October 13, 2016

Dear Mom,  My Anderson roommate threw up a Taq burrito on my desk and rock collection. They haven’t cleaned it up. Do I need to clean it up or should they do it since they were the one that threw up on it? Help! —Between a Rock and a Hard Place   Dear Between a Rock and a Hard Place, ...

Style Spotlight: Maeve Sloan

Photo by Missy Gerlach

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

Lipstick, platform boots, bangs and a noticeable lack of colored clothing are a big part of Maeve's eclectic, region-inspired style.

Taste of Africa Draws Large Crowds

Photo by Marra Clay

Emma Cooper, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

The Whitman African Student Association (WASA) put together delectable African cuisine as well as a mesmerizing show featuring a traditional Ghanian dance performance, African music, a recitation of African poetry, and a fashion show.

Style Spotlight: Catherine Fisher

Photo by Missy Gerlach

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

There is a commonly held notion that style is an expression of one’s personality—however, sophomore Catherine Fisher's style is an expression of exactly the opposite.

Style Spotlight: Shannon Zander

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

Zander has become well known as "the one who always wears heels on 8 AM classes at Mondays."

I’m basic, and you probably are too.

I’m basic, and you probably are too.

Peggy Li, Columnist

October 22, 2015

Illustration by Luke Hampton. The seasons are changing! Fall has fallen and girls all over America are sticking their lower extremities into black Lululemon leggings, knee socks, and leather boots. To top off the outfit, they pull on a long sleeve shirt, a puffy vest, and a scarf (if you attend Whit...

Monkeys: They’re Just Like Us!

Jessica Parker

October 13, 2014

Hello again humans! Today we have a hefty dose of anthropomorphism, and fortunately not much pessimism. Animals, specifically primates, have been observed participating in what was thought to be exclusively human practices for many years. These observations date back to Jane Goodall's research on...

Walla Walla’s first fashion fiesta

Linnaea Weld

September 25, 2014

Tonight fashion will hit the streets of Walla Walla with a runway show and celebration hosted by Walla Walla Clothing Company. The event is in honor of Eileen Fisher, a designer whose self-named clothing company is based in New York. The event will take place in a tent on Main Street, starting with...

Three Tips for the Fashionable Feminist

Three Tips for the Fashionable Feminist

Tara McCulloch

March 6, 2014

Ladies (and those of you who don't identify with the normative role of "ladies" but are still interested in spring trends), it's that time of year again! We know y'all are ready for the latest spring fashion trends that are endlessly chic and also happen to smash the patriarchy. Can I get an "amen" (or a different word if you don't nece...

Fall Fashion Quiz

Fall Fashion Quiz

Melina Hughes

September 26, 2013

Fall has officially arrived and you know what that means: Fashion Week. The latest styles seen on this year's runways all over Boyer and Isaacs have included Canadian Tuxedos, flannel on flannel and a gorgeous pair of found-on-the-side-of-the-road boots by designer Smolly JoJo that I know all of us girls...

Student Entrepreneurs Blend Art and Business to Create New Apparel Line

Jesus Chaparro '13.  Photos by Devika Doowa.

Mallory Martin

February 14, 2013

He's an art and economics double major and the executive secretary for Phi Delta Theta, but somehow he still found time to start his own business. Sophomore Jesus Chaparro reminds us just how creative and driven Whitties can be with his new Whitman-based business: Cryptid Apparel. Officially started last October, Cryptid was inspired by a love of art...

Spring 2013’s Trends Personalized

Spring 2013's Trends Personalized

Clara Bartlett

February 7, 2013

A Style Guide: Spring 2013 Trends Personalized Let's get real: what's in rarely reflects what actually works fashion-wise. So follow this easy flowchart to personalize spring fashion trends so they actually work for you and not some generalized demographic of females aged 17-40 dictated by some a...

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