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Fall Fashion Quiz

Fall Fashion Quiz

Melina Hughes

September 26, 2013

Fall has officially arrived and you know what that means: Fashion Week. The latest styles seen on this year's runways all over Boyer and Isaacs have included Canadian Tuxedos, flannel on flannel and a gorgeous pair of found-on-the-side-of-the-road boots by designer Smolly JoJo that I know all of us girls...

Walla Walla Book Nooks Delight Buyers

Serena Runyan

September 26, 2013

Despite the spread of chain stores like Barnes and Noble and the recent proliferation of e-books, independent bookstores still contribute to the heartbeat of Walla Walla. Doing away with unfamiliarity and the pressure of stark untouched pages, these smaller family-owned shops make it easy to just let...

Facebook Statuses Self-Promote

Kyle Seasly

September 26, 2013

If you have a Facebook, you've probably seen certain articulate statuses that say something along the lines of "uggggggh this is the worst." The poster will get a couple comments that question the person's motivation for this action and ask what is actually wrong, and the poster will not respond. Not...

To Shave or Not To Shave?

To Shave or Not To Shave?

Evelyn Levine

September 26, 2013

Right about this time of year, Whitman students are getting into the shower (occasionally), looking in the bathroom mirror and thinking, "Should I shave now?" It's a difficult question to answer. Yes, it is still much too warm for that uncomfortable lumberjack mustache and beard combo you cultivated this summer in the forest doing...

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Nathan Fisher

September 26, 2013

"Harry Potter" is baaack!!!!! Okay, not quite, but my assignment this week was to check out Warner Brothers' recently announced upcoming series heading to the big screen about the world of magic and wizards –– a sort of Hogwarts prequel set 70 years before Harry was born. My first reaction was roughl...

First-Year Assumptions Debunked

Dani Hupper

September 26, 2013

My roommate sucks. That guy from Encounters wrote the most nonsensical blog post. She must have a great sense of humor because she watches Saturday Night Live. He's super flirtatious and probably has no intention of really getting to know me. I admit it. I make judgments when I first meet people...

Community Fellows Go Outside Whitman Bubble

Community Fellows Go Outside Whitman Bubble

Lorah Steichen

September 26, 2013

By the time they are juniors and seniors, most Whitman students are ready to start implementing the skills they're developing in the classroom in a professional setting. The Whitman Community Fellows, an internship program run through the Student Engagement Center and funded by the Sherwood Trust, gives students the opportunity to do just that. The ...

Neko Case’s New Album a Blaze of Hope, Redemption, Style

Emma Dahl

September 26, 2013

Neko Case never disappoints. Ever since Blacklisted, her 2002 release, the level of quality of her alt-country/folk/indie rock/Americana songwriting has never faded. Her newest release, the wordy The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, is no exception. It...

‘Pokémon’: Bugs To Riches

‘Pokémon’: Bugs To Riches

James Kennedy

September 26, 2013

In less than a month, half of Whitman College will be hunched over their 3DS's with either "Pokémon X" or "Y," swearing under their breath as they waste another Ultra Ball trying to nab an elusive catch, while the other half be wondering why the hell people are treating Charizard like it's a new P...

Local Artist Displays Eclectic Work at Museum of Un-Natural History

Local Artist Displays Eclectic Work at Museum of Un-Natural History

Isabel Mills

September 26, 2013

If you met him on the street, 82-year-old Gerry Matthews would seem like any other retired, happily married Wheaton Terrier owner. In reality, he is a rather unique artist. Matthews moved to Walla Walla with his wife Pat Stanley years ago, leaving both of their acting careers in New York behind. A clas...

Students Consider Future in Teach for America

Students Consider Future in Teach for America

Lachlan Johnson

September 26, 2013

Many Whitman College students looking to work with children and interested in social justice often consider Teach for America. This fall, 14 Whitman graduates joined the 2013 Teaching Corps and began a two-year commitment to teaching in public schools across the nation. According to a recent Teach for Amer...

Humor Backpage Ads

Humor Backpage Ads

Rosemary Hanson

September 26, 2013

Clothes: you only wear them because the man tells you to. Don't cave to societal "norms." Nakîd –– the original vintage. (alt. take vintage to the next level) Chinese Tattoo: it may say "goat-fucker," but it screams "cool dude" 山羊人 "Hook-Up Couture": "Not your Boyfriend's Clothes" or "Because you got ...

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