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Letter to the Editor: Mr. Whitman’s Success

November 2, 2016

To the Editor and Publisher: The Kappas’ recent achievement of raising more than $50,000 from the Mr. Whitman contest for The Health Center is astonishing and should be celebrated. I would be surprised if any student group has generated that much philanthropic success through other fund raising...

Kappa Kappa Gamma Invites Lincoln Students to Campus

Kappa Kappa Gamma Invites Lincoln Students to Campus

Kate Grumbles

October 20, 2016

Lincoln High School students came to the Whitman campus as part of a community outreach effort during Mr. Whitman hosted by Kappa Kappa Gamma. This event took place on Monday, Oct. 17 as part of the Mr. Whitman service project organized by Kappa. The proceeds this year are going to The Health Cente...

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba

October 31, 2013

It's that time of the year again: The boys are back in town, and eight contestants are eager to take the stage to become the one, the only, Mr. Whitman. Nov. 1 marks the annual Mr. Whitman Pageant, hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma women's fraternity. For the past nine years, Kappa has organized the male beauty pagean...

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...

Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up

Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up

Daniel Kim

November 8, 2012

It's that time again: Eight senior men are ready to hit the Cordiner stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 for this year's Mr. Whitman pageant, to raise money and awareness for Whitman-alum-founded nonprofit Semilla Nueva. Kappa Kappa Gamma has been organizing the Mr. Whitman fundraiser for the past eight years. The fundraiser is a male beauty pageant in which participants compete for the title of Mr. Wh...

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...

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