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Art Installation Reclaims Immigrant Narratives in Walla Walla

Art Installation Reclaims Immigrant Narratives in Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Students at Whitman and Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) shed light on immigrant experiences and seeks to raise awareness surrounding over-simplified misconceptions about immigrants through a joint art installation to be set up on both Whitman’s campus and at the high school in early May. Coordinate...

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Recounts Suit Against Trump Administration

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Recounts Suit Against Trump Administration

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Friday, April 13, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited Whitman to give a speech open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and Walla Walla community members gathered in Olin Auditorium that morning to hear Ferguson’s talk, titled “Challenging the President.” Ferguson has successfully f...

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Claire Ommen, News Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Whitman College President, Kathy Murray, recently joined the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The Presidents’ Alliance is an alliance of leaders of American colleges and universities that advocates collectively for Dreamer, immigrant, undocumented, and international students. According...

American Tourism in Mexico

American Tourism in Mexico

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION

In contrast with our President, who built his campaign on building a wall, and making disparaging remarks about mexicans being ‘drug dealers, criminals, and rapists,’ thousands of American tourists, often times college students, will inevitably make their way south of the border, often to Cabo or...

Professor Menjívar Visits Whitman

Professor Menjívar Visits Whitman

Ben Kunz, News Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Cecilia Menjívar is the co-director of the Center for Migration Research and professor in the sociology department at the University of Kansas. She studies immigration, migration and how immigration laws affect the lives of immigrants and non-immigrants alike. The Wire: In your research, what are s...

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In late December 2017, the Washington-based community activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando was served a “Notice to Appear,” which marks the beginning of deportation proceedings by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mora-Villalpando is a 47-year-old Mexican native who has lived in the US ...

Immigration Reform: Another Player on Your Favorite Sports Team

Gaby Thomas, Sport's Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

You switch on the television. The news at the moment is dominated by coverage of a natural disaster's destruction. The next station consists of debates regarding the latest piece of immigration reform announced by the federal government. Switching the channel once more leaves you watching one of this...

Walla Walla calls for hope, action in response to DACA announcement

Walla Walla calls for hope, action in response to DACA announcement

Christy Carley, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Smoky skies didn’t stop a crowd from filling three street corners at 1st and Main Wednesday to rally in support of immigrants who are increasingly vulnerable after the Trump Administration’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

Whitman Finds Its Voice

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Since the election of Donald Trump, activists in the Whitman community have described a flood of political energy in search of outlet. Groups are mobilizing to build relationships and organize a community anxious to engage with a presidential administration embroiled in controversy unprecedented in mo...

Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

Christy Carley, News Editor

November 21, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Whitman students, staff and faculty gathered at the steps of Penrose Library last Wednesday in support of a petition to designate Whitman College as a “sanctuary campus.” The gathering was part of a national day of action in which students across the country called on their schools to offer protection for undocumented students in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Organized by th...

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Community, NEWS

On Monday Oct. 26, Wendy Hernandez, a local immigration lawyer, came to talk to the Borders as Methods group on campus. With Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Kazi Joshua acting as facilitator, an hour-long discussion on immigration was held. With this election containing some of the most polarizing and unpopular nominees in history, their stances on immigration were analyzed by the impact they would have locally.

Central American Immigration Crisis

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist

February 11, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

The question at hand is not how many refugees the United States, Mexico or Canada can take – it’s why are these people leaving their homelands?

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