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New Service Trips Aim to Educate, Restore

New Service Trips Aim to Educate, Restore

Keenan Hilton

February 14, 2013


Filed under NEWS

This March, Whitman students will be able to go on new spring break service trips to Portland and Northern California. The selection of new trips reflects an upward trend in students looking for co-curricular experiences to complement their formal education. The two new spring trips will give students the opportu...

Soles4Souls Charitable Shoe Drive Comes to Whitman

Dylan Tull

February 14, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Do you have old shoes gathering dust in your closet that someone else could make use of? Senior Alyssa Roberg and Alumnus Conor Holton-Burke '12 bet that you do, and in order to make productive use of all those worn shoes, they have contacted Soles4Souls to set up a chapter of the nonprofit organization...

Shorter Work Week Would Mitigate Employment Woes

Daniel Merritt

February 14, 2013


Filed under OPINION

As a soon-to-be-graduated senior, my next big concern is where I'm going to work. Although it's been over four years since the recession of 2008, job prospects are still fairly grim. Typically, the formula for dealing with unemployment has been to encourage economic growth and promote education an...

Better Together Club Encourages Open Dialogue Between Religions

Better Together Club Encourages Open Dialogue Between Religions

Maegan Nelson

February 14, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Last Wednesday evening a group of about a dozen individuals gathered on the top floor of the GAC to share a loaf of banana bread and discuss the afterlife. The discussion was the first meeting of a new club founded by first-year Leda Zakarison called Better Together, meant to encourage more on-campus...

Skier qualifies for Winter Olympics

Peter Clark

February 14, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

While the Virgin Islands may not be known for producing Olympic skiers, one Whitman student is an exception to the trend. Junior Jazz Campbell, a member of the club ski team at Whitman, recently qualified to represent the Virgin Islands in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Campbell was born and rai...

Investigation of Waitsburg Road Shooting Concludes, No Charges Filed

Emily Lin-Jones

February 14, 2013


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

An investigation into last week's shooting incident on Lower Waitsburg Road has turned up evidence that the shots fired were not intended to hit or warn the students who heard them while running. "We found no legal violations from these guys that were out there [shooting]," said Barry Blackman, chief...

Uneven Libidos Require Cooperation to Resolve

Spencer Wharton

February 14, 2013


Filed under Columnists

My girlfriend and I are both seniors at Whitman, and I'm worried that our busy schedules are hurting our sex life. On a normal night, we'll curl up on the couch together, and maybe cuddle a little, but even when I try to suggest sex by giving her a massage, she tends to fall asleep. Sometimes, I'll ask if ...

FIDLAR record review

FIDLAR record review

Kyle Seasly

February 14, 2013


Filed under A&E, Reviews

FIDLAR's eponymous debut album leads with the track "Cheap Beer," whose chorus echoes "I drink/ cheap beer/ so what/ [expletive] you,"  which sets the tone for the entire album. The song sounds like the Dead Kennedys moved to So-Cal, stopped caring about politics and picked up some drug habits on the way. ...

New Dual Sheehan Exhibit Features Artists Io Palmer and Cory W. Peeke

Emma Dahl

February 14, 2013


Filed under A&E

The Sheehan Art Gallery in Olin Hall will replace the Student Art Salon with two new exhibits this month, one entitled "Parted Leisure/Labored Ways: The Work of Io Palmer" and the other "Image Attached: The Collages of Cory Peeke." Io Palmer hails from Hydra, a car-free Greek island off the coast...

Games Journalism Needs Better Audience

Blair Hanley Frank

February 14, 2013


Filed under OPINION

A few weeks ago, a good chunk of the game journalism world was fooled into believing a fake rumor about the future of the Xbox. An anonymous source, claiming to have inside information, sent an email out to a bunch of gaming news outlets about the X-Surface, which the source claimed was the name for...

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Sam Chapman

February 14, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

On March 15, 1986, Whitman's Board of Trustees voted on a divestment proposal for the first time. Students and faculty had both submitted resolutions urging the Board to remove companies from the college's portfolio that did business in apartheid-ridden South Africa; student activists went so far as to build...

Things to Do in Walla Walla On Valentine’s Day If You’re Single And Don’t Want to Be Bitter

Things to Do in Walla Walla On Valentine’s Day If You’re Single And Don’t Want to Be Bitter

Clara Bartlett

February 14, 2013


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

First off, let's clarify: This article (which, admittedly, was planned to come out on Valentine's Day) in no way presupposes a connection between being single and being miserable. In fact, more than likely, between schoolwork, planning for study abroad and what have you, all you single people are probably...

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