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Walla Walla’s Got Talent: A New Tradition

Walla Walla's Got Talent: A New Tradition

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

Whitman students and Walla Walla community members alike gathered in Cordiner Hall on Friday, March 2 for Kappa Alpha Theta’s annual philanthropy event, Walla Walla’s Got Talent. The event is a talent show featuring contestants from around the Walla Walla area, including Whitman students, Wal...

Homemade and From the Heart

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

The eigth annual Winter Craft fair took place this past Monday, December 4 in Reid Ballroom. As attendees sipped hot cider, they were able to appreciate and purchase art, handmade items and baked goods crafted by Whitties and community members alike. Sophomore Emma Saas attended the fair in hopes...

Theta raises whopping amount for CASA

Geoffrey Leach

March 12, 2015

On March 7, it was once again time for Kappa Alpha Theta's annual fundraiser, Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew. Each year, Kappa Alpha Theta nationally raises money to support the Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA). The Whitman chapter of Theta women's fraternity puts on Walla Walla's Best...

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

Sarah Cornett

October 17, 2013

Whitman's new All Students for Consent (ASC) club was featured in national news outlets after winning the Consent Revolution Awards, put on by an awareness and anti-rape media outlet called Force, last week. The win was a result of ASC's recent "Ask For It" campaign, meant to turn an often abused phrase on its head by ...

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Serena Runyan

April 25, 2013

The annual Choral Contest will take place this Friday, April 26, but the preparation for this event has stretched back months. The contest consists of separate contests among Greek groups, a capella groups and independently-organized unaffiliated students. For different groups, the contest means ...

The Greeks in Walla Walla

The Greeks in Walla Walla

Quin Nelson

March 21, 2013

The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: to the south, Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four women's fraternities, and to the north, Whitman's four fraternity houses. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitm...

Senior Leads Annual Drive for Letters of Gratitude

Emily Lin-Jones

November 15, 2012

Senior Lea Baker wrote a letter to her boyfriend going through U.S. Army basic training every day of her freshman year. When he couldn't receive mail, she wrote to other soldiers deployed overseas––and enlisted fellow Whitman students to help. "The first year I did Letters of Gratitude it was...

Kappa Alpha Theta fundraiser reaches out to Walla Walla community

Patricia Vanderbilt

March 1, 2012

Credit: Faith Bernstein Eleven dance groups made up of Whitman students as well as dancers from Walla Walla will showcase their talents at Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew, to be held at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall on Friday, March 2. The event is the newest evolution of the yearly Kappa Alpha Theta fundrais...

10 Facts about Whitman’s Schwa

Molly Johanson

December 1, 2011

1. Schwa is Whitman's co-ed a capella group. There are currently 16 members. 2. The group holds tryouts every fall. Depending on demand, it may also hold auditions in the spring. 3. Members arrange all of their own songs, except for a few traditional holiday songs. 4. The group participates in the...

Self-esteem boosted through Greek life involvement

September 29, 2011

This column was contributed by Katie Haaheim Like many of us Whitties, I had a less than graceful social experience in high school. (The only time I was asked to slow dance with a boy, I literally ran away and hid in the bathroom. I was that awkward.) As a teenager, I generally felt ill at ease in ...

Thetas “Pack the Backpack” for local kids in need

illustration: Alex Bailey

Emily Lin-Jones

September 15, 2011

Whitman's Kappa Alpha Theta chapter is ushering in the new academic year with "Pack the Backpack," a school supply drive for local foster children. The event is being run in collaboration with Theta's national philanthropy organization, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), which will dist...

Cakes for C.A.S.A: Whitman’s Best Dance Crew

McCaulay Singer-Milnes

November 4, 2010

On November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Reid Ballroom, Whitman students will enjoy the unusual combination of pancakes and dance crews, partaking in an entertaining evening that will also make a difference for children in need. Kappa Alpha Theta's annual fundraiser, Cakes for C.A.S.A: Whitman's Best Dance Crew, ...

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