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Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Photo by Samarah Uribe Mendez

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016

As part of the ongoing Equality Coffeehouse event, FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) invited a rather unique performer in comedian Gloria Bigelow, who uniquely addressed intersectional issues across the board. Her exuberance and expressiveness brought her comedy to life and kept...

Two Men Arrested After Queer Beer Altercation

Lane Barton, News Editor

October 7, 2015

Police were called after an altercation between two Walla Walla residents and Whitman students at last Saturday's Queer Beer.

David Nord Award Winners Announced

David Nord Award Winners Announced

Hannah Bartman

November 14, 2013

The 18th-annual David Nord Award was presented to seniors Ben Roberson and Sean Mulloy in late October. The award is presented to students who propose a project in relation to GLBTQ issues and cumulatively provides them with $2,500 to conduct their research. Roberson is focusing his project on an electronic...

Students Receive Nord Award for LGBTQ Research

Illustration by Eduardo Vazquez

Maegan Nelson

May 2, 2013

As students are wrapping up the end of the year, some things are winding down, but for the annual David Nord Award recipients, things are starting to really pick up. Junior Maikor Pereira Azuaje and senior Diana Boesch were selected to receive this award for work with faculty advisers on projects...

Queer Students Face Additional Challenges with Dating

Illustration by Kelsey Lund and Julie Peterson

Dylan Tull

May 2, 2013

For many Whitman students looking for a relationship, or even just looking for a casual hook-up on a Friday night, Whitman's small size can feel overwhelmingly claustrophobic. There are moments when it feels as if you know every face on campus, when you despair that none of them are viable dating options, and when even the girl who used to make...

ASWC Passes Gender-Neutral Housing Resolution

Illustration by Luke Hampton

Emily Lin-Jones

February 27, 2013

On Sunday, Feb. 24, ASWC Senate adopted a resolution calling for a gender-neutral housing option for first-years. Senators showed unanimous support for the resolution, passing it through a vote of acclamation. The gender-neutral housing option, as it is currently defined in the resolution, would allow incoming students the option to room with another person regard...

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Sarah Cornett

October 11, 2012

Walla Walla High School has over 25 active student-organized clubs, but until last year there was no Gay-Straight Alliance. Senior Gabe Gonzales and juniors Tegan Coleman and Rosa Tobin knew that their school lacked a unified safe space for GLBTQ-identified students. Last September, the three students came together to create the resourc...

Lecture by veteran marks anniversary of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal

Lachlan Johnson

September 20, 2012

This evening, Thursday, Sept. 20, army veteran Rob Smith will speak in Maxey Auditorium at 7 to mark the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Because of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Smith concealed his sexuality for five years while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Kuwait....

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

Josh Goodman

May 3, 2012

Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student:  he's studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there's a part of him that only a small number of his friends know about: "I guess, to tell you, I'm gay," he says hesitantly. Garza's experience of being in the closet at Whitman may not be as atypical as it seems. While...

Whitman community responds to the passage of the same-sex marriage bill, Maureen Walsh video

Dylan Tull

February 16, 2012

Gay and civil rights activists celebrated a massive victory in Washington State when Governor Christine Gregoire signed the bill to legalize same-sex marriage into law last Monday, Feb. 13. The bill, which appeared to slide through the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives with ease, was...

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