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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Assessing Monkeypox threat in the greater Walla Walla community

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter September 15, 2022

On Aug. 21, the Whitman Office of Communications sent out a Whitman Today email saying that Walla Walla County had detected its first probable case of monkeypox (MPV).  MPV—a member of the same virus...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

President Bolton outlines her plans for Whitman’s future

Sara Marshall, News Editor September 15, 2022

President Sarah Bolton has begun her official tenure as Whitman’s 15th president. Bolton arrived in Walla Walla in the middle of July and assumed the mantle of presidency with the start of the fall...

Walla Walla community comes together for pro-choice protest

Walla Walla community comes together for pro-choice protest

Ben Kearney, News Reporter September 15, 2022

This past summer, communities nationwide joined together to protest for both women’s rights and abortion rights following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24. On Sept. 10, members...

What political participation looks like during the midterm elections

Paul Florence, News Reporter September 15, 2022

In 2021, the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education released a national report including data on student participation in voting from Whitman College. According to the report, 78 percent of voters...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

3 ways to break it off with your winter break fling

Carmel Stephan, Lost her funny, trying to get it back February 10, 2022

Wherever you spent your winter break, you might've made a connection (or reconnection) if you catch my drift. However, with the semester now in full swing, you’re no longer in the same state of desperation...

Opinion: People should pay more attention to me

Sammy Fitts, Make Sure Not to Forget It February 10, 2022

Life sucks, that’s a fact. COVID-19, systematic oppression, income inequality, the other stuff. In these dark times, people look towards tiny beacons of light to provide comfort. These objects, like...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

Auntie Lee’s tricks for accessible transportation in Walla Walla

Lee Thomas, Not an eel February 10, 2022

Dear Auntie Lee, I came to Whitman assuming I wouldn't need a car since Walla Walla is smaller than my hometown, but now my eyes are open to all the benefits a car could provide me with. But I'm a (non-trust...

Illustration by Kimberly Auran.

Whitman prepares for online “Metaverse” classes

Conor Bartol, No I haven’t read Snow Crash, why do you ask? February 10, 2022

In the wake of the Omicron variant, Whitman College has prepared a plan to move classes online effective Feb. 14. However, Whitman, unlike other schools, has opted to move classes to the “Metaverse”,...

Op-Ed: Greek Life & Rape: a Look Into Student Voices Throughout Whitmans History

Op-Ed: Greek Life & Rape: a Look Into Student Voices Throughout Whitman’s History

Noelle Scheer, Senior February 10, 2022

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains a detailed discussion of rape and sexual assault. RESOURCES:  RAINN, 800-656-4673  Malia Lewis, Whitman’s Sexual Assault Victims Advocate (not a mandatory...

So you’re going to have to poop in college and other first year dilemmas

Carmel Stephan, Shit or get off the pot please. September 16, 2021

This summer, as you sat your bare ass down on the porcelain throne, it may have occurred to you that this level of comfort would soon cease to exist. You wouldn’t be pooping in your private residence...

11th Annual Winter Student Art Salon

11th Annual Winter Student Art Salon

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor January 25, 2018

Art pieces of all forms now make their temporary home in the gallery space and hallways of Fouts Center for Visual Arts. The eleventh Annual Winter Student Art Salon opened there on January 16 and will...

As You Like It Annual Shakespeare Performance

“As You Like It” Annual Shakespeare Performance

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor September 2, 2017
On August 31, the student theater at Whitman put on a production of Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It" in the outdoor Amphitheater.
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