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Dear Mom, February 9th Article

Mom, Columnist

February 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Dear Mom, Senior help! I'm having a hard time balancing studying for senior exams, applying to jobs and also making the most of my last semester at Whitman. How do I accomplish everything I need to graduate while also still having fun with my friends while we are all still here? Struggling Senior   D...

Required Attendance at Commencement Creates Conflicts for Seniors

Required Attendance at Commencement Creates Conflicts for Seniors

North Bennett, News Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Seniors are required to attend commencement to receive their diploma, barring an exemption. This still can create scheduling conflicts for seniors.

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

May 15, 2014


Filed under Circuit, OPINION

This guest column was written by Jane Carmody '14 Before I arrived in Walla Walla, it was always a struggle to describe to those in my hometown where exactly I was going to be spending my undergraduate days. Walla Walla sounded like a fairytale, something unreal and too good to be true, but coming from Albuquerque, I guess I ...

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue

Shelly Le

May 15, 2014


Filed under Circuit, Letter from the Editor, Letter from the Editors

The morning I left for college is still a vivid memory to me. I woke up at 5 a.m. to catch my flight and hurriedly said goodbye to my mother, upset that she wasn't able to come to the airport to drop me off. Yet, despite how clear this memory is to me today, it's almost surreal how different I've...

Seniors Prepare for Graduation

Tara McCulloch

May 8, 2014


Filed under Humor

As the school year slowly winds down, senior Whitties are becoming increasingly excited about graduation. "I have been waiting for this moment for a very long time. I can't wait to see what the real world holds for me and for my peers. I am going to change the world!" said super-senior Alex Bates. Numerous...

We’re Greater Than Our Productivity

We’re Greater Than Our Productivity

May 13, 2013


Filed under Circuit, OPINION

This column was contributed by senior Zoe Ingerson '13. Like every single one of the millions of college grads that have come before me, I find myself thinking more and more the quintessential question of "Where did the time go?" When did this whole senior graduation thing happen, and how is it that we're standing here, 31 days from graduation? (Although, personal...

Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

Maegan Nelson

May 13, 2013


Filed under Circuit

Lisa Beneman "After graduation, I am immediately heading out on the U.S.-Mexico border trip with [Associate Professor of Politics] Aaron Bobrow-Strain and 10 other awesome Whitman students. It is an amazing program that I am excited to be a part of and learn from. After the trip I am moving to Siena, Italy for the summer to work at Tenuta di Spannocchia, a divers...

Life after Whitman Athletics

Life after Whitman Athletics

Kyle Howe

February 14, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

All varsity athletes dedicate their lives to their respective sports at Whitman, working hard to balance academics and athletics. When these athletes graduate, they go in many different directions; some pursue careers, others turn their sights to graduate school. Regardless of what they do, the same...

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Karah Kemmerly

May 21, 2012


Filed under NEWS

An audience of friends and family members watched as Whitman seniors made the transition from students to alumni at the 126th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Faculty members and members of the class of 1962, who celebrated their fiftieth reunion during commencement weekend, made their procession...

Whitman education similar to mindset of field ecologists

Whitman education similar to mindset of field ecologists

May 9, 2012


Filed under Circuit, OPINION

This column was contributed by Sophie Davis '12 Aldo Leopold, considered the father of the national forest wilderness system, whose book, The Sand County Almanac, and other essays have inspired generations of conservationists and naturalists, once wrote, "A thing is right when it tends to preserve ...

Post-Graduation Horoscopes

Elena Aragon

May 9, 2012


Filed under Circuit, Humor

Aries: You feel a less than warm welcome to the corporate world when you realize it's back to freshman status treatment for the third time, cause you thought you were finally an adult at the age of 22. Taurus: Although you are an economics major, you will have a few struggles next April as you disco...

Students face lack of real-world opportunities to pursue passion for dance outside workplace

Students face lack of real-world opportunities to pursue passion for dance outside workplace

Kate Robinette

May 16, 2011


Filed under A&E

Aside from a few brave, talented and dedicated idealists, there are not many Whitties who plan to seek careers in the arts. However, this is not for lack of passion. Many students spend countless hours each semester holed up in music building practice rooms, in Fouts with charcoal smudges on their faces,...

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