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Kathy Murray destitute as Sarah Bolton moves in early

Grace Canny, North Hall Morgue Cadaver May 5, 2022

Well folks, it finally happened, Kathy’s reign has come to an end. Sarah Bolton blew into town with the fervor of a Walla Walla tumbleweed on a windy day and quickly instituted some regime changes....

Illustration by Astrid Ketcham.

Whitman College reconsiders new Culinary major as kitchen fires rampage across campus

Lee Thomas, Crying profusely May 5, 2022

This spring has been a new dawn for Whitman's wannabe Chef Jons, as the Board introduced the first culinary class as a trial for the upcoming Culinary major. The major was devised partly to expand...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

No summer plans? Here’s some good last-minute options

Conor Bartol, So long, farewell, you see later, alligator May 5, 2022

Are you struggling to figure out what the hell to do over summer? Haven’t gotten into the internships or jobs you applied for and are searching for something, anything, to fill your time? Terrified...

Two weeks left: Should you make a new friend?

Carmel Stephan, I have friends mom, I promise May 5, 2022

With the semester spiraling into what feels like endless tests, papers, furrowed brows and (surprise!) COVID-19 cases, it is almost time to say goodbye to the 2021-22 academic year. Oh, what a year. Due...

Whitman holiday celebration goes wrong

Sammy Fitts, Assigned to Butter Your Muffin. December 9, 2021

Whitman’s annual holiday party was wrought with many problems, but none was more devastating than the Christian outrage caused by events which occurred on Ankeny field. And no, I’m not talking about...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.

Whitman holiday celebration goes wrong

Lee Thomas, sexy even without a mustache December 9, 2021

This week, the College released a statement banning all future White Elephant and Secret Santa events organized for students in response to an actual elephant running rampant across campus. Residence...

Whitman holiday celebration goes wrong

Ben Kearney, Not so holly jolly now December 9, 2021

A traditional Whitman holiday party went off the rails last week, with blame falling heavily on the former child star Macaulay Culkin. In an attempt to “up the holiday spirit,” Nancy Mitchell, retiring...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Whitman holiday celebration goes wrong

Carmel Stephan, does NOT have a thing for feet December 9, 2021

'Twas the night before break and inside the campus was a feast of such splendor eyes bulged out of their canthus. A fire was lit and crackled with laughter, festive music played and on the tv was Shrek...

Whitman holiday celebration goes wrong

Conor Bartol, Takes great satisfaction telling people “see you next year!” on December 31st December 9, 2021

Editor’s Note: Recently, a group of 3-2 engineering students built their own snow machine as a pre-winter solstice celebration project. They activated it on the Reid lawn, hoping for snowball fights...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Breath, Sweat, Hair, Dirt, Dust

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer April 20, 2017

A sweeping set of performances came to the stage at Harper Joy Theatre for Whitman’s annual Spring Dance Performance, titled “breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust.” Performances ran from April 12...

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor November 17, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, Walla Walla's indie rock lovers stormed into Main Street Studios. They had come to see a three-and-a-half hour concert headlined by the 90's Idaho band Built to Spill, in their...

Antigo Nick Contemporizes Greek Tragedy

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter November 12, 2016

The classic Greek tragedy of Antigone has been brought into contemporary times through Anne Carson’s unique and radical translation of the play, “Antigo Nick” (alternately spelled “Antigonick”)....

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