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ASWC: No More Mr. Nice Senate

Clara Wheeler, Digital Optimizer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Humor

Since the dawn of time, the members of ASWC senate have been known for their deep-seated reverence of the noble duty of representing students. Their solemnity in their time-honored task is well marked by their attention to detailed procedure, and always going to meetings dressed like it’s a formal ...

Sean Spicer Returns Home, Dignity Intact

Anthony Reale, Mitchell's BFF
February 16, 2017
Filed under Humor

Last weekend, White House Press Secretariat Sean Spicer returned home for the first time in weeks. After being constantly on call for President Trunk for nearly a month, Spicer had a chance to kiss his wife and children, and pull his JCPenney loafers off, exposing the fungus hellscape inside. Desp...

This Week In Politics

Jeffrey Gustaveson, staff writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Humor

--Nation surprised when reminded that Supreme Court is still a thing --Ted Cruz announces plans to nominate himself to Supreme Court if elected --Anonymous source: Jeb Bush apparently still running for president   --Sanders campaign targets key arsonist demographic with new “Feel the Bern” ...

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Andy Monserud
February 20, 2014
Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In the face of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall earlier this winter, homeless men and women in Walla Walla found themselves well cared for. Volunteers and community leaders converted the First Congregational Church on Palouse Avenue into an emergency warming center for the city's homeless. ...

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Jade Blake-Whitney
September 24, 2013
Filed under OPINION

Should the United States use air strikes against the Syrian Government?  Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they think about the US government using air strikes against the Syrian government....

Earthquake in Italy may set new ethical guidelines for scientists

Alfredo Villaseñor
October 6, 2011
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

In 2009, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila, Italy. It also destroyed many of its historic buildings, along with a university dormitory and a hospital. An earthquake of that magnitude wouldn't have made it to the front pages in a place like Japan, where nearly every ...

La Más Importante

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...

WikiLeaks initiates war between citizens and government

WikiLeaks initiates war between citizens and government

December 9, 2010
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Following Google's retreat from mainland China, WikiLeaks is provoking another war between the citizens and their government. Over 250,000 classified cables from U.S. embassies have been released to The New York Times, the Guardian and three other media organizations. The cables detailed the instructions...

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