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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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Dialogue and Dignity Series Kicks Off on Campus

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter February 8, 2024

Jan. 25 marked the first installment of the Dialogue and Dignity speaker series. This series includes speakers, workshops and conversations that are an initiative to promote discussions around recent...

Photo contributed by Whitman Students for Justice in Palestine

Beyond the Bubble: A Look at the Latest Israeli-Palestinian Clashes

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter October 19, 2023

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, prompting a formal Israeli declaration of war against the group. Thousands of Palestinians and...

Genocide or conflict? Israel vs. Ukraine

Isabel Mathy, Opinion Columnist September 29, 2022

Israel violates nearly every single one of the 149 articles of the Geneva Convention in its actions against Palestine and falls into most definitions of genocide. Still, the United States has doubled down...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

Around the world in one semester: OCS students return to campus

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

For many seniors, this semester marks the first term back after leaving campus for another country during the spring semester of last year. The OCS Welcome Back Bonanza, hosted on Sep. 13, acted as a space...

Political Cartoon by Anika Vučićević

Why Whitman students should care about Palestine

Rina Cakrani, Columnist November 1, 2019

As a campus, we focus a lot on certain social justice issues pertaining to race and gender discrimination, but conversations about the Israeli occupation of Palestine barely happen. Although we talk about...

Photo contributed by Ben Eisenhardt.

Dream continues for Whitman’s own Ben Eisenhardt

Dylan Snyder November 20, 2014

Last time the Whitman community saw all-American basketball player Ben Eishenhardt was last May as he walked across the commencement stage after graduating from Whitman. His basketball journey, however,...

Letter to the Editor: Hillel-Shalom clarifies misunderstanding around Convocation speech controversy

The Editors November 13, 2014

Dear Whitman Community, We are writing because we believe there has been a misunderstanding with regard to the faculty address at convocation this year. Our concern about Professor Elyse Semerdjian's...

The beginning of passover break

Serena Runyan April 6, 2014

This is another post written on a bus. This time we're heading home from a school trip titled "yam le yam" or "sea to sea". The idea is to hike from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee, but in reality...


Serena Runyan March 20, 2014

Jerusalem is a holy city. A bridge between the material and the spiritual. Many would say between the earth and the heavens. But what is holy?: "Connected to a god or a religion/ religious and morally...

Backtracking: Ten Days with Birthright

Serena Runyan February 6, 2014

As I mentioned earlier,  my Birthright trip was a medium through which I stopped feeling like a tourist here and started to be able to envision myself being a living part of Israel. As things become...

Finally Settled

Serena Runyan January 30, 2014

I'm sitting in my apartment in Jerusalem, Israel, where I am studying abroad this semester at Hebrew University with the DOME program: Dynamics of the Middle East. I came here primarily for the academic...

Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season

Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season

Isabel Mills October 3, 2013
Find out more about the Walla Walla Symphony and its upcoming season.
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