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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Edyn Parsell

International Students Form Jet Lag Support Group

Arham Khan, I fly for 42 hours every summer March 7, 2024

In a groundbreaking move that has left the Whitman community buzzing, a group of international students has taken a bold step to address a common yet often overlooked issue: jet lag. The newly formed...

Students reflect on how Whitman’s president stays active on campus

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter April 27, 2023

Have you ever not seen President Bolton at any campus event? Whitman's newest president has quickly gained a reputation for seemingly being everywhere on campus at once, whether it be at a Harper Joy show...

Whitman celebrates 25th annual Undergraduate Conference

Whitman celebrates 25th annual Undergraduate Conference

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter April 20, 2023

On April 11, the 25th annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference (WUC) took over campus with demonstrations of student research projects in their respective fields of interest.  Administrative Assistant...

Untold stories of Power and Privilege

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter March 2, 2023

Every year, students get the opportunity to be educators at the Power & Privilege Symposium (P&P). They get to tell their stories: what they’ve learned, what they’ve experienced and what these...

International students explore off campus on OP trips

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter February 16, 2023

The Whitman Outdoor Program (OP) has been making strides in improving accessibility to off-campus outdoor experiences by offering international students discounted, independent opportunities. These international...

Photo contributed Marina Balasanyan.

All-international executive team takes on Freedom Songs

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Editor December 8, 2022

Sophomore Diana Issa takes pride in the elements of the Freedom Zine that her home country of Belarus inspired: its red and white cover and its bold typeface. These, however, are the same qualities...

Floods in Pakistan: Helping from 7,000 miles away

Sara Marshall, News Editor September 22, 2022

Beginning in the middle of June 2022, Pakistan experienced abnormally heavy rainfall, which continued through the rest of the summer. By late August, Pakistan declared a national emergency. The flooding...

Photo by Aidan Tribolet.

Whitman celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival

Ben Kearney, News Reporter September 22, 2022

On Sept. 15, Whitman students caught a glimpse of some Chinese cultural traditions at Mid-Autumn Festival. In the Reid Campus Center Ballroom, China@Whitman hosted a celebration where students were treated...

Contributed Photo by Charles Awounor.

WASA brings a Taste of Africa to Whitman

Sara Marshall, News Reporter April 28, 2022

On Saturday, April 16, the Whitman African Student Association (WASA) hosted Taste of Africa, a fun-filled night of music, food and performances. The event featured a poetry reading, music from different...

Whitman community offers support for Ukraine

Ansley Peard, News Reporter April 14, 2022

The war in Ukraine may be thousands of miles away, but the distance does not preclude the Whitman and Walla Walla communities from feeling its effects. First-year Basil Shevtsov has personal ties to Ukraine....

Eastern European students seek solidarity amidst Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Lily Yost, News Reporter March 10, 2022

The largest European invasion since World War II is unfolding along the Ukrainian border, seeping further and further into a country tipping between Russian expansionism and national sovereignty. Putin’s...

“14 hours” report details Chinese students’ grueling experience during pandemic

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

Staying up until 4 a.m. to attend synchronous labs, one-way flights going for $10,000, VPN-induced lags during Zoom classes, having a completely nocturnal schedule or only getting two hours of sleep a...

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