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Ashlyn and Annelise say bye bye :'(

Annelise Ellingboe and Ashlyn Quintus

May 16, 2020

Accommodating Annelise, Everything is changing. Just found out that I have to graduate at the end of the month? What the heck? I guess I didn't realize it, because I've spent the last few months pushing sand from this tiny zen garden back and forth in the other room. By the time it finally got sm...

Dear Mom, February 9th Article

Mom, Columnist

February 9, 2017

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

Photo by John Lee

North Bennett, News Writer

March 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

Zoe Ingerson '13. Photo by Skye Vander Laan.

May 13, 2013

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

Julia Bowman '12

Maegan Nelson

May 13, 2013

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

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

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

Credit: cade beck

May 9, 2012

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

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...

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