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Video gamers find support to overcome addiction

Video gamers find support to overcome addiction

Hannah Bartman

March 7, 2013

Addiction usually conjures images of substance abuse consuming and transforming lives. Video game addiction has the same capacity as any substance, even at Whitman College. Gaming is most commonly seen as a simple pastime, a game to be played casually in dorm rooms with friends. However, in some cases, according to Kimberly...

Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

Julie Peterson

March 7, 2013

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Students Table to Educate Walla Wallans about Earned Income Tax Credit

Daniel Kim

March 6, 2013

Whitman student volunteers recently teamed up with the Walla Walla Asset Building Coalition to combat poverty within the community. Large amounts of money under the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) go unclaimed every year, and are available to millions of low- and medium-income individuals...

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

Karah Kemmerly

March 6, 2013

While browsing whitmanencounters.com one day, senior Kate Kight saw a post that really scared her. This post, written by a student whose friend had been sexually assaulted by an RA, contained responses from several students offering resources and support for the survivor, which Kight found heartening....

Students Volunteer to Spread Knowledge About Earned Income Tax Credit

Daniel Kim

March 4, 2013

Whitman students have teamed up with the Walla Walla Asset Building Coalition to educate local families of Walla Walla about the possible tax returns that  low-income individuals, particularly working individuals with children, are eligible to receive. Large amounts of money under the Federal E...

Whitman faculty teach, parent college-aged young adults

Audrey Davis

October 19, 2012

Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Family Weekend will commence, uniting Whitman students with their parents for the next three days. Many Whitman staff members can relate to the visiting parents, as their own children are also in college and going through the same things. Barbara Hoffman, assistant...

ASWC to continue review of college chaperone policy

Maegan Nelson

October 18, 2012

Over the years, policies instilled by the college have evolved based on their usability and popularity for the student body. Students historically have never been hesitant to take it upon themselves to be the driving forces behind this change. One such policy that students are looking to reexamine this...

President Bridges talks goals, challenges in annual ‘State of the College’ address

Rachel Alexander

October 18, 2012

President Bridges addressed staff, faculty and select students in a State of the College address given on Friday, Oct. 12. While the President has in the past given some form of an annual report to the college's staff and faculty, this is the first year that a formal State of the College address has...

David Brooks lecture discusses elections, political climate through moral lens

David Brooks lecture discusses elections, political climate through moral lens

Lachlan Johnson

October 18, 2012

Political commentator and writer David Brooks spoke to a large audience in Cordiner Hall on Monday, Oct. 15, addressing American political culture and the narrative surrounding the candidates in the 2012 presidential election. The speech was followed by a brief question and answer session moderated by...

Whitman Gun Club takes another shot

Evan Taylor

October 18, 2012

"Pull!" yells junior Kemper Brightman. A bright orange, bio-degradable clay pigeon flies out of the trap and––bam! A shot is fired from the shotgun and the clay shatters into countless little pieces over the trap field. Whitman's Trap Shooting Club met for the first time this year Saturday, ...

Whitman to cover application fee for undocumented students

Rachel Alexander

October 18, 2012

Last fall, Whitman became the first liberal arts school in the nation to issue a statement in support of undocumented students. This fall, the college is putting action behind its words by providing funding for undocumented Whitman students applying for deferral of deportation under the Department of...

Tennis competes at Fall Nationals

Tristan Gavin

October 18, 2012

Last weekend, five Whitman tennis players flew out to Mobile, Ala., to participate in the USA/ITA National Championships. Whitman has had great success in the small-college division of the tournament over the years, and the players they sent last weekend were no exception. All five players Whitman ...

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