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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by M Hu

Down Low couple costumes

Grace Canny, ? costumes still undetermined October 26, 2023

Halloween is an introspective time of the year, where you choose a costume to communicate things about you only your diary knows. Maybe only your diary knows you're seeing someone new, but it’s not...

Illustration by Gus Colwell

Zombified taxidermy specimens run amok

George Groebner, harbinger of the taxidermy apocalypse October 26, 2023

In the wee hours of a recent undetermined morning, all was quiet across campus. The air held an eerie stillness like an inexperienced fencer holds a saxophone. The clouds, had anyone been paying attention...

Photo contributed by Barb DeLauter, edited by Jake Lee

A victory sweeter than candy: Harper Joy Theatre hosts costume contest

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter November 3, 2022

The spooky ambiance of fall permeated all corners of campus as students prepared for the fabled "Halloweekend." Whether they indulged in a scary movie, went to a party or enjoyed some fall treats,...

Illustration by Amelia Ebling.

Too old for trick-or-treating?

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter November 3, 2022

For many children in the United States, there are several passageways into adulthood: at 21 you can legally buy and drink alcoholic beverages and smoke cigarettes, at 18 you can buy a gun or a lottery...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

Whitman’s Video Games Club strategizes a perfect night of Halloween festivities

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter November 3, 2022

Whitties continued their spooky week of Halloween festivities with a video game night hosted by the Whitman Video Games Club (WVGC). The event was held in Reid on Oct. 28, and it was the first official...

Illustration by Eleanor Amer.

Guide to the BEST underground couples costume

Grace Canny, So recherché you had to look at what it even means October 27, 2022

It’s that time of the year when you should double-check your car registration … just kidding, it’s Halloween! You may be asking yourself: "What can I dress up as that perfectly displays my humor,...

Horrifying reversal: A pumpkin is trying to carve me

Conor Bartol, What terrible fruit hath grown from the seed of evil October 27, 2022

I consider myself a maestro with the kitchen knife, the seed scoopers, the gut grippers and the pumpkin peelers. I picture myself as a connoisseur of Cucurbitaceae, a sculptor cutting away at a gourd until...

Auntie Lee’s cures for Frat Flu

Lee Thomas, Gogo's nemesis October 28, 2021

Well Auntie Lee, I've got it. No amount of Emergen-C has been able to fix it. I've been out of commission since the weekend and really need to get back to the grind. How can I cure my Frat Flu? Ah-choo, Saturday...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

The Epic of Myles

Carmel Stephan, Famed poet October 28, 2021

On All Hallow’s Eve at the banks of Bennington Lake, stands a lanky Coloradan and his friends. Lithe of limb but calloused and toned by beginner climbing classes, clad in chacos and a Patagonia...

Photo contributed by Kaleo Toguchi-Tani.

WEB gets spooky in first virtual Halloween contest

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter November 5, 2020

The day before Halloween this year, WEB hosted its very first Virtual Halloween Contest in an effort to maintain the holiday spirit while following pandemic guidelines. Featuring a panel of judges and...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

Halloween in Walla Walla: Socially-distant and indoor trick-or-treating

Abby Main, Staff Reporter November 5, 2020

In past years, the evening of Oct. 31 found kids in Walla Walla trick-or-treating in the streets surrounding Whitman. On campus, professors, families and students mingled in halls outside decorated dorms....

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

Child who received weed Halloween candy realizes he’s more of an indica kid

AQ, Stinky Doctor Woman November 7, 2019

On Thursday of last week, the day of dress-up and ghoulish delights, every clickbait-vulnerable parent’s worst nightmare came true. An 11-year-old, Little Johnny, received some assorted edibles in exchange...

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