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The value of accessible language

Camilla Tarpey-Schwed, Columnist May 6, 2021

I may not be the only one who feels a burst of energy when I decipher difficult readings for my classes and communicate abstract and theoretical concepts through complex language. This is because the college...

Considering the Western Canon in Encounters

Jordon Crawford, Columnist February 1, 2018

As a first-year student, one is obligated to take “General Studies 145-146: The First-Year Experience,” otherwise known as Encounters. The two-semester-long course is intended as an “introduction...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter April 6, 2017

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...

Illustration by Haley King

Historic Pioneer Park Changes Name to The Wire Park

Arie Knops, Doesn't Check His Email February 16, 2017

The city of Walla Walla officially decided this week to change the name of Pioneer Park to The Wire Park. The park was founded in 1902, making it the oldest and most famous park in Walla Walla. Thus,...

Ignoring conservative ideas costly

Ignoring conservative ideas costly

Joey Gottlieb October 18, 2012

Whitman is well known as a liberal institution, but recently, different political flavors are beginning to taint this campus. This Monday, well-known conservative pundit David Brooks came to Whitman...

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