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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.
Photo by Tywen Kelly

Near Totality on Ankeny

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief August 26, 2017
On August 21st, Walla Walla caught a glimpse of what has become known as “The Great American Eclipse.”
Photo by Marra Clay

Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor September 8, 2016

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for...

Walla Walla Holds Voices of Youth Count

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director September 8, 2016
Walla Walla is participating in a nationwide study of youth homelessness led by the University of Chicago’s Chapin Hall Center for Children. The study’s supporters, including some Whitman students and alumni, hope that it will give Walla Walla a greater insight into the needs of its homeless population and how those needs can be served.
New Orientation Prepares Incoming FGWC Students

New Orientation Prepares Incoming FGWC Students

Andy Monserud September 10, 2015
Whitman held a special orientation for first-generation and working class (FGWC) students on the week of July 11-15. 32 first-year FGWC students were given a week on campus to take sample classes from Whitman professors and gain an understanding of the on-campus resources available to students.

Students react to “Think About It” orientation program

Christy Carley September 10, 2015
All new first year and transfer students were required to complete an online program entitled Think About It this summer, prior to arriving on campus.

ASWC considers resolution on sexual assault policy

Lachlan Johnson January 29, 2015

A proposed resolution calling for changes to Whitman's Title IX and sexual assault policy will be discussed by the ASWC Senate on Sunday, Feb. 1. The resolution was written collaboratively by leaders from...

State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu comes to campus as MLK speaker

Andy Monserud January 29, 2015

State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu visited campus for a speech and a conversation with President George Bridges and the student body on Tuesday, Jan. 29. As this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speaker, Justice...

Whitman College Ranks Last in Economic Diversity

Emily Lin-Jones September 11, 2014

Whitman College was placed at the bottom of a statistical survey published on the New York Times website Monday which measured the economic diversity of 97 U.S. colleges. To be considered for the survey,...

Retirements, New Hires Herald Change in Student Affairs

Emily Lin-Jones September 11, 2014

Besides undergoing renovation, Memorial Building has seen some significant changes over the summer. The departure and retirement of several long-time staff members, in addition to promotions and new hires,...

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