Whitman Wire

Weekend Recap: Whitman Volleyball Team Starts Conference Season Strong

Kyle Howe

September 23, 2013

Whitman College women's volleyball endured a rough preseason in which the team had a six-game losing streak and an overall record of 3-11. However, on the night of Friday, Sept. 23 in the Sherwood Athletic Center, the team left the preseason behind in their Northwest Conference opener as they finishe...

Spotify Versus iTunes

Spotify Versus iTunes

Adam Heymann

September 16, 2013

The evolution of digital music has come a long way. In the early millennium, names like Kazaa, Limewire and Napster dominated the arena. But they soon lost momentum as government and entertainment groups began to prosecute them for their free, illegal sharing. Then came the rumors that implication in the use of these applications could mean legal action against regular civilians. This...

iEngage Seeks to Streamline Job Search Process for Students

iEngage Seeks to Streamline Job Search Process for Students

Emily Lin-Jones

February 7, 2013

Students who are still on the hunt for summer internships and on- or off-campus jobs now have a new option available to widen their search. Conceived as a more functional replacement for the Whitman website's on-campus jobs listing and the now-defunct jobs and internships mailing list, iEngage is desig...

Local Addiction Recovery Community Uses Peer-Based Approach

Local Addiction Recovery Community Uses Peer-Based Approach

Maegan Nelson

February 7, 2013

About a mile away from campus is a little green house with a new sign labeled "Trilogy." The Trilogy recovery community is a nonprofit dedicated to helping youth and families who are struggling with drug addiction. Under the guidance of executive director Kathy Ketcham, volunteers at Trilogy use a peer-based...

Crossfit

Spencer Corwin '14 and Colin Brinton '15 feel challenged and energized by CrossFit workouts.

Tristan Gavin

February 7, 2013

For varsity and club athletes at Whitman, working out is a way to stay in shape for their sport. For non-athletes trying to stay in shape, working out is their sport. Sophomore Colin Brinton is one of a handful of Whitman students whose workout regimens are dictated by the fitness trend known as Cross...

Spring 2013’s Trends Personalized

Spring 2013's Trends Personalized

Clara Bartlett

February 7, 2013

A Style Guide: Spring 2013 Trends Personalized Let's get real: what's in rarely reflects what actually works fashion-wise. So follow this easy flowchart to personalize spring fashion trends so they actually work for you and not some generalized demographic of females aged 17-40 dictated by some a...

Salvation Army Food Bank Expansion

Salvation Army Food Bank Expansion

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

February 7, 2013

Walla Walla's Salvation Army is headed towards exciting changes as it constructs a new food bank and a kitchen where it will offer cooking classes. The project was prompted by the desire to provide more services for locals who rely on the food bank. The current facility, about the size of a two-car garage, ...

‘Warm Bodies’ Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

'Warm Bodies' Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

Nathan Fisher

February 7, 2013

The undead seem to be hip nowadays, with shows like "The Walking Dead" and "True Blood" drawing huge crowds, and movies like "Zombieland," "Resident Evil" and "Shaun of the Dead" making a few bucks. Cashing in on this apocalypse lovefest, this week's new release, "Warm Bodies," adds a new twist to zombiela...

Office of Admission Looks for New Director

Office of Admission Looks for New Director

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

February 7, 2013

Just like the Office of Admission looks beyond GPAs and SATs to perceive how students will thrive at Whitman, it also takes time to evaluate candidates for a new director of admission beyond their resumes. The director of admission trains and supervises admission officers, works with other departments...

Sustainable Walla Walla Makes Plans for Earth Day, Future Collaborations

Emily Lin-Jones

February 7, 2013

Students, city council members and representatives from around the community gathered for a meeting of local working group Sustainable Walla Walla in the Walla Walla Public School District board room Tuesday night, Feb. 5. Attendees shared their own efforts to promote sustainability in the community...

Board Editorial: Student Representation Critical for Meaningful Campus Governance

Editorial Board

February 7, 2013

Over the next few days, Whitman's Board of Trustees will convene on campus for their most important meeting of the year. During their February meeting, the trustees approve next year's budget, set tuition for the college and make decisions about a number of development projects and long-term plans which...

Gun Violence Research Requires Parity to Avoid Hypocrisy

Blair Hanley Frank

February 7, 2013

In the wake of the tragic shootings in Newtown, it seems there's one thing almost everyone in Washington can agree on: We need more research into the effects of violent video games. National Rifle Association representative Wayne LaPierre targeted games in his bizarre post-Newtown rant, and President...

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