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Pio Past: Contextualizing the Symposium

Christy Carley and Martina Pansze

February 19, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

"Assuming that the seriousness of racial issues can be measured by the publicly visible incidents brought to the attention of our entire community is problematic." -Veronica Willeto, published on Nov. 9, 2006 in the "Let's Talk About Race" Pamphlet distributed at the first Race Relations and Community Sy...

Shady Lawn Antiques Reopens After Winter Hiatus

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under NEWS

This year on Valentine’s Day, Dave and Jill Emigh reopened the doors of Shady Lawn Antiques after a long winter hiatus for furniture restoration. Just five minutes from the center of Whitman’s campus, Shady Lawn Antiques is located in the old creamery building that has been in Dave Emigh’s family...

Through the Windows of the Barber Shop

Through the Windows of the Barber Shop

Alissa Antilla, Feature Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Walla Walla native Ellen Saager has been watching Walla Walla grow from the windows of her barber shop — Ellen’s Cutting Edge — since 1987. Before that, she watched from the windows of her home on Penrose Ave, around where Whitman’s Physical Plant currently sits. She has seen Walla W...

What’s in a Mission Statement?

What’s in a Mission Statement?

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On January 16, after months of feedback, meetings and revisions, President Kathy Murray presented the Whitman community with the final draft of the college’s new mission statement to be discussed by the Board of Trustees next week. The statement reads as follows: Situated within the rich landscape ...

Revising Our Sordid Pasts

Jack Fleming, Columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In this age of alternative facts and Russian-sponsored fake news, it behooves us to remember Spanish poet and philosopher George Santayana’s words of wisdom – “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. In remembering the past, we make use of objective historical facts, ...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s famous climbing wall or even skiers moving through campus in the winter. These common sights are ...

A Prison Sentence Impacts Many

Alya Bohr, Columnist

December 8, 2016


Filed under OPINION

It’s not news to say that our criminal justice system is broken. The United States constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of that population are imprisoned individuals, the majority of which are people of color. There are many victims of America’s unjust system of mass...

KWCW Show of the Week: “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation)”

KWCW Show of the Week: “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation)”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

October 20, 2016


Filed under A&E

According to the hosts of “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation),” senior economics and psychology major Trevor Press and senior philosophy major Zach Turner, the long title of their show is no accident. “We pride ourselves on our long titles,” Press said. “We want ...

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Interesting and unique historical artifacts are abound at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, which specializes in local specimens from the period preceding World War II. Perhaps the most compelling, however, are those that feature in the museum's rotating special exhibits–and with the opening of "Sewn Into...

Home in Pásxapa

Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for Whitman’s “Home in Pásxapa”  program: an event dedicated to detailing the history of Whitman and Walla W...

IPECC Petition Calls on Whitman to Engage with its History

Christy Carley

March 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The Whitman College Indigenous Peoples Education and Culture Club (IPECC) has put forth a petition calling for a critical examination of Whitman’s past and its relationship to colonialism.

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Ankeny Excavation Reveals Lives of Nineteenth Century Students

Clara Wheeler, staff writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Humor

A recent excavation done by the Whitman archival team at a dig site in an undisclosed and inaccessible corner of Ankeny revealed pages from the ancient college newspaper Unnamed, founded by the community organizer Marcus Whitman himself. These documents were surrounded by curses and booby traps to diss...

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