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Debate Team Collaborates with Penitentiary for First Ever Debate

Debate Team Collaborates with Penitentiary for First Ever Debate

Sam Grainger-Shuba

December 12, 2013

After removing all pieces of metal, storing keys, cell phones and wallets in lockers, Whitman College staff, faculty and students filed into the Washington State Penitentiary. At an automatic metal door, driver's licenses were traded for prison ID badges that allowed access to a sparsely furnished recreation room, the ...

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

caitlinhardee

May 9, 2012

Ensconced behind the soundboard in the cozy KWCW studio, it's easy for a college DJ to imagine that nobody is actually listening. Few Whitties own radio sets, and while friends and family might be persuaded to tune into the webstream on occasion, the studio phones rarely light up. For good reason––KWCW's largest listener constituency doesn't ...

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