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Whitman receives letter from FIRE on listserv moderation

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

May 18, 2020

The Whitman College administration received a letter from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) on Friday, May 1. The letter requested that the college end its prior review of messages submitted to the three main listservs (students, community and announcements). According to their...

Night at the Station

Photo by Amara Garibyan

Damon Reynolds, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017

Rocky Eastman, the Fire District 4 Chief,  said “you don’t do it for the recognition. “Not a single guy in that firehouse cares if anyone hears about their rescues. We’re protectors; what matters is doing your job every day and doing it well.”

Whitman Student Among Three Firefighters Killed in Crash

Whitman Student Among Three Firefighters Killed in Crash

Sarah Cornett and Lachlan Johnson

August 20, 2015

A Whitman student was among three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed in a vehicle crash on Wednesday night near Twisp, Washington. The student, Tom Zbyszewski, was a rising junior from Carlton, Washington. He was 20 years old. At Whitman, Tom was a physics major and lived in Lyman House. He was...

The Fire Festival

The Fire Festival

Sara Portesan

October 25, 2011

My grandmother told me there was not supposed to be any rain, but encouraged me to take a small umbrella anyway. I'll be fine, I had said.   The fire festival (unlike the Jidai Matsuri, which was supposed to be that afternoon but cancelled because of a chance of rain) wouldn't cancel for anything. If...

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