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Madison Park Center Exposes Divisions in Approaches to Homelessness

Madison Park Center Exposes Divisions in Approaches to Homelessness

Andy Monserud, News Writer

September 24, 2015

The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless expects to move forward with controversial plans to build a day center for Walla Walla’s homeless on Pine Street. Plans for the site, known as Madison Park, have angered some neighbors and received a lukewarm reception from others working to address homelessness in Walla Walla.

President Murray installed as 14th President

President Murray installed as 14th President

Lane Barton

September 24, 2015

A crowd filled Cordiner Hall on Friday, Sep. 18 for the Presidential Instillation of Dr. Kathleen Murray, which officially welcomed Murray as the 14th president of Whitman College. The installation was attended by a wide range of members of the Whitman and Walla Walla communities, and included individuals representing 30 different academic institutions across the country. A variety of speakers spent time praising Murray’s credentials and expressed eagerness to work with her in the coming years, while Murray herself spoke about her eagerness to help students succeed as the college moves forward under her leadership.

Game Night at Sweet Basil

Emma Cooper, Columnist

September 24, 2015

If you're looking for more than just pizza at Sweet Basil, Wednesday nights are the time for you. Sweet Basil hosts the Walla Walla Go Club (WWGC) game night each week on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. A few Whitman students, especially members of the Japanese club, have frequented Go Club. Go is an...

Pool Bond Passes on Fourth Attempt

Lachlan Johnson

February 12, 2015

Voters in the City of Walla Walla voted Tuesday, Feb. 10 to pass a 5.83 million dollar bond measure to rebuild the Walla Walla public pool. Preliminary results from Tuesday evening show 4,323 votes in favor of the bond (63.6% percent) and 2,470 against (36.4% percent). Bond measures in Washington State tha...

Exploring Whitman’s lost & found

Jeremy Alexander

February 12, 2015

The lost and found at Whitman College exists in relative obscurity. Where does your water bottle go when it vanishes? What happens to items in the lost and found that no person ever claims? Every building at Whitman College that has an office has its own lost and found. These offices hang onto the...

Walla Walla STAR Project aids former prisoners

Christy Carley

February 12, 2015

This article was produced in collaboration with Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz of The Pio Radio Hour. The interviews with Scott Andrews and Glenna Awbrey were conducted by Middleton and Schwartz as part of a larger series on homelessness in Walla Walla. Tune to KWCW 90.5 FM at 10 a.m. on Sundays t...

Pio Past: 2 Arrested, 15 Suspended in Recruiter Demonstration

Lachlan Johnson

February 12, 2015

Originally printed April 18th, 1968. Author unknown Two Whitman students were arrested Monday in connection with a demonstration against the appearance of military recruiters on campus. Charles Lawrence and Mike DeGrasse were taken into custody after refusing to halt obstruction of the Navy Air...

Movie Drinking Games

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2014

Last Thursday, I was curling up on my couch with a nice glass of wine getting ready to start my Shonda Rhimes night with "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" when it dawned on me that hey, I'm drinking a glass of red wine just like Olivia Pope–– she in an Armani suit with a 1991 bottle and me in sweatpants...

Sexual assault survivors unhappy with investigative process

Sexual assault survivors unhappy with investigative process

Sam Grainger-Shuba

September 25, 2014

This story is part 1 in a two-part series examining incidences of sexual assault and how they are handled at Whitman and by colleges nationwide. As the federal government continues its crackdown on sexual assault on college campuses for the third year, colleges across the country are scrambli...

Vigil for Ferguson

Vigil for Ferguson

Andy Monserud

September 25, 2014

The Black Student Union (BSU) held a march and vigil to call attention to racist police brutality on the steps of Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The event, entitled "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" was inspired by the now-infamous July shooting of Michael Brown, a young black man, by police in Ferguson, Mo....

Past crimes jeopardize employment prospects

Andy Monserud

September 25, 2014

People with criminal backgrounds face daunting obstacles following their sentences. Many find themselves displaced; Washington state law requires felons on parole to serve it in the county of their first offense, which may be far from home. Some find themselves alienated from families and friends....

Whitman College wins award for economic homogeny

Trevor Lewis

September 25, 2014

When I discovered Whitman College was ranked first in economic homogeneity out of 91 excellent schools, I was so overcome with elation that I almost spilled cognac all over my ocelot fur robe (that's 100 percent pure Indonesian ocelot, none of that shit from the Philippines). After hearing the good...

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