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Local Coffee on Campus

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

The newly renovated Jewett Cafe opened this week to positive responses from the Whitman and larger Walla Walla community. The cafe partnered with Walla Walla Roastery to bring fresh and local coffee to Whitman students. Walla Walla Roastery is located by the Walla Walla Regional Airport and was ...

Tree Near Jewett Looking Forward to Smelling like Shit Again

Clara Wheeler, Conspiracy Theorist

April 5, 2018

The weather is warming up, people are getting hit in the head with frisbees and hammock cocoons are popping up all over campus. But nobody is more excited about the upcoming warmer spring weather than the ginkgo tree near Jewett that smells like shit. “I finally get to start growing my leaves again,...

Dear Mom Column

Mom, Advice Columnist

September 29, 2016

Do you miss your mom when you’re at Whitman? Or do you just wish you had a mom at school? Someone who was here to answer your questions and offer you advice? Are there some questions you just can’t ask her? Well that’s where we come in. The Wire is now bringing you an advice column of your very own — ...

Home Sweet Dorm

Home Sweet Dorm

Megan Hearst and Emma Cooper, A&E Staff Writers

February 25, 2016

Underclassmen share how they creatively decorate their rooms in interest houses and residence halls.

In the Kitchens: The Voices in Whitman’s Dining Halls

In the Kitchens: The Voices in Whitman’s Dining Halls

Lachlan Johnson

April 25, 2013

What does it mean to be part of a community? Looking around the Whitman campus, it is easy to recognize students, professors and administrators as Whitties. But there is another group at Whitman, rarely seen but essential to the day-to-day life of the college. The staff of Whitman's dining halls cook, serve, clean and clear the dishes of hundreds...

Climbing on the Roof Not Advised by Security, RAs

Talia Rudee

December 6, 2012

Whitman students study hard, but they also know how to have fun, which can often involve climbing onto the roofs of any and all buildings around campus. In his time at Whitman, junior Fernando Medina has heard tell of several ways to climb to the tops of buildings, from the reachable sides of Olin...

Crawlspaces generate myths, serve purpose

Adam Brayton

December 6, 2012

Some say it was once a morgue, while others tell tales that someone managed to live there. One thing is for certain: The Catacombs do exist. The Catacombs are a glorified name for the series of subterranean rooms that connect the basements of Jewett Hall and Lyman House, and are home to a host of...

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work

August 23, 2012

You find yourself in an unknown place, overwhelmed by the action, dazed and confused. Maybe you know this feeling; maybe this, your arrival at Whitman, is your first experience with it. While Whitman is by no means a large campus, the local lingo and affectionate campus aficionados can be a lot to...

Jewett 2-West

tylerking

October 13, 2011

Of all the sections in Jewett, 2-West's reputation is perhaps the most notorious for their hard-partying ways. First-year Zac Parker, a current 2-Wester, has a clear idea of how the section is perceived. "The stereotype is, you know, that 2-West is always pretty wild," he said. Fellow first-year...

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