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Whittie Joel: Whitman’s hottest Billy Joel Tribute Band

Carmel Stephan, prefers not to be perceived March 10, 2022

“A cup coke, a cup of sprite Perhaps two cans of Yerba tonight We’ll find a table near the grill In our old familiar place, You and I face to face” That there is the first verse of Scenes...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Blood in the water: Sharks swim up creek into Lakum Duckum

Sammy Fitts, Doing Normal Humans Things March 10, 2022

Tragedy struck this weekend when three ducks were reported missing. The brothers, Huey, Louie and Dewey, are being mourned at Hunter Conservatory. The suspected culprits are the sharks residing in...

End of indoor mask mandate a massive blow to people who make silly faces under their masks

Conor Bartol, Gifted with Inconvenient Prophecy March 10, 2022

The recent announcement that Washington State’s indoor mask mandate is ending on March 12 has concerned many. The pandemic is ongoing, and it is possible that the end of the mandate is premature and...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

Whitman student invents crosswalk that appears when you want it

Grace Canny, has never jaywalked, ever March 10, 2022

Last Tuesday, a cutting edge innovation was born in a Whitman College laboratory: a paint that will form into a crosswalk within seconds. A sophomore chemistry major is credited with the invention,...

Why we are gay: 6 Moments in cinema that made us go hmmm

Rachel Husband and Allison Cohen March 3, 2022

10 Things I Hate about You This bisexual 90's classic had my 13-year-old self confused and concerned for the ensuing 4 years before I came out. Something clicked in my gay little brain the very moment...

The untold story of the class of 1909 bridge

Ben Kearney, See, I learned outside of homework October 21, 2021

If I was to tell you that there is an untold story about the class of 1909 bridge behind Maxey Hall, you would probably think I’m pulling your chain. But this story is about as real as what Cleveland...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

Tips and tricks for family weekend

Conor Bartol, The Big Cheese ‘Round These Parts October 21, 2021

Family Weekend is here, and for many of you that means only one thing: your parents and guardians have come to check up on you, a source of great dismay. But fret not! Here are some tips to keep things...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Marcus Whitman statue creates TikTok account, is immediately banned

Lee Thomas, author of critically acclaimed novel series Goosebumps October 21, 2021

With rapper Saweetie's voice saying "Let's go" in the background, the Marcus Whitman statue records his frozen, expressionless face with text reading: "Me omw to Oregon Country spreading the White Man's...

Photo by Caroline Arya

KWCW Spotlight: Students Talk Race, Sexuality and More on Air

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor October 4, 2017
"We're Black, We're Queer, We're Here" brings the intersectionality of race and sexuality to KWCW radio.

KWCW Show of the Week: “Radio Wrongthink”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer February 23, 2017

Diversity of thought is the focus of "Radio Wrongthink," sophomore Emma Philbrook's contribution to KWCW talk radio. Controversial topics and challenging ideas are plentiful in this unconventional show,...

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Live Blog: Spring Issue 5

Marra Clay, Publisher February 22, 2017

Publisher Marra Clay taking over tonight's Live Blog! Hold on to your horses, it's going to be a doozy. 4:22 - Opinion Editor Peggy Li has brought the most amazing (read: questionable) production snack...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya.

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer October 5, 2016

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This...

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