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Mike McGuinn Helps Bring Fun, Cool Musicians to Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Community

The music scene in Walla Walla is thriving with more diversity thanks to the efforts of, among others, Mike McGuinn. The owner of Urban Grow Systems, a hydroponics shop, McGuinn has worked to bring in a wide range of musicians that locals might not normally get a chance to see. Some of the well-kn...

Ruth Fluno “Today Will Be Yesterday” exhibition opens at Sheehan Gallery

Ruth Fluno “Today Will Be Yesterday” exhibition opens at Sheehan Gallery

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under A&E

Bright, vivid paintings, featuring people, buildings, flowers and more now cover the walls of Whitman’s Sheehan Gallery. The new exhibitions are “Today Will Be Yesterday,” a Ruth Fluno retrospective, and “Walla Walla Modern,” which commemorates the painting trio of Fluno, Jeannette Jackson Murphy a...

Live Blog: Issue 8

October 26, 2016


Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Things are looking good for Issue 8! We have some awesome content this week; I'm particularly looking forward to an article about Whitman's frolf course (including a beautiful map!), an article about the best and worst campus jobs, and an article about underrepresented groups in STEM. Mitchell, Tywen, and Natalie are back from their Associated Collegiate Press conference in DC...

Jack Issue Letter from the Editors

Aleida Fernandez

April 2, 2015


Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

Dear Student Body: We give up. After nine months of listening to protests, staying up way too late on Production Night, responding to angry emails from frat presidents, falling asleep at ASWC senates and solely subsisting on Oreos, chips and baby carrots, we have decided to dissolve the Whitman College...

Ponts joins mascot debate

Lachlan Johnson

April 2, 2015


Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

President Jorge Ponts has shocked the Whitman community last week by coming out in favor of discarding the college's traditional mascot, the Pioneers" in favor of the Komodo Dragons. Ponts' decision was largely influenced by his perception of the current mascot as an inadequate representation of...

Interview with Sheriff John Turner

Interview with Sheriff John Turner

Lachlan Johnson

October 30, 2014


Filed under Community, NEWS

How should the Sheriff's Office interact with the Whitman community? "We respond and help the police department in the city limits when we're requested. Our deputies will back up [WWPD] officers in [dangerous situations], because safety of the citizens and safety of the officers is number one, making sure they go home... "Another thing that's rel...

Interview with sheriff candidate Sgt. Tom Cooper

Interview with sheriff candidate Sgt. Tom Cooper

Lachlan Johnson

October 30, 2014


Filed under Community, NEWS

How should the Sheriff's Office interact with the Whitman community? "[The Sheriff's Office] should act in concert with the Walla Walla Police Department to do everything that's possible to make sure that the Whitman experience … is as positive of an experience as possible. The police department does a good job, but the Sheriff's ...

Sheriff candidates face off in heated race

Lachlan Johnson

October 30, 2014


Filed under Community, NEWS

The Sheriff's race is turning out to be one the most highly contested and divisive items on the Walla Walla ballot. On Nov. 4, incumbent-Sheriff John Turner will face off against Sergeant Tom Cooper to decide the next sheriff of Walla Walla County. The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office is the primary...

Carry That Weight demands action on sexual assault

Carry That Weight demands action on sexual assault

Lachlan Johnson

October 30, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, Media Highlight, NEWS, Photos

Activists from Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment (FACE) carried a dorm mattress around Whitman's campus as part of the Carry That Weight national day of action on Wednesday, Oct. 29. They joined students at over 130 colleges calling attention to campus sexual assault and pressing for changes...

Community prepares for high school debate tournament

Sam Jacobson

October 30, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Late October on the Whitman campus is commonly marked by cooler weather, changing colors and lots of high school debaters. This coming Halloween weekend, Whitman will be holding its 42nd-annual Remy Wilcox High School Speech and Debate Tournament. The tournament will utilize a variety of spaces around...

Printmaking Students Question, Learn From Poster Removal

Printmaking Students Question, Learn From Poster Removal

Lane Barton

October 30, 2014


Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

Political posters typically have a short lifespan around the Whitman campus, due to a combination of vague policies on where materials can be posted and the rapid removal of posters with political messages. The rapid removal of political posters was particularly visible at the end of September and...

Voices of the Community // Issue 8

Voices of the Community // Issue 8

Marra Clay

October 30, 2014


Filed under Voices of the Community

If you could create any IM sport at Whitman, what would it be and why? Videographer and photographer Tywen Kelly takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

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