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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Whitmans Interfaith Chaplain Adam Kirtley with his band Rogue Lobster. Libby Miller, Adjunct Professor of General Studies, is also in the band.

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer February 8, 2019

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town Whitman students are familiar with the passion professors have for their studies inside the classroom, but some may be surprised to hear about...

Concussion Awareness in Athletics

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter March 1, 2018

Concussions are a major issue in contact sports; in recent years this has come to occupy a central role in the discussion of athlete health, as exemplified by the 2015 film "Concussion," starring Will...

Students gathered in Jewett Hall to watch the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LII at Whitman: Lifelong Eagle and Patriot Fans Reflect on the Super Bowl

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter February 15, 2018

The Super Bowl is a true American tradition. Every February, hundreds of millions of football fans gather around their televisions to watch the final game of the NFL season. This year was historic in more...

Debate Reinstated

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter April 13, 2017

Two years after the suspension of Whitman’s Debate Program in the wake of alcohol violations and allegations of gender discrimination, president Kathy Murray announced in an April 6 email that the college...

Capital Punishment on Trial

Capital Punishment on Trial

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter February 16, 2017
Around ten o'clock on the night of January 4, 1993, Timothy Kaufman-Osborn stood outside the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. A little after midnight on January 5, Westley Allan Dodd would face the death penalty on three counts of aggravated first-degree murder. Not only would Dodd's execution be the first in Washington State in 27 years, but it would also be the first legal hanging in the US since 1965.
Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor October 1, 2015

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense…This new climate is slowly being...

Illustration by Marlee Raible

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Dylan Tull April 11, 2013
A group of 15 students will begin teaching creative writing at the Washington State Penitentiary in a few weeks. They hope to increase dialogue between inmates and community members by publishing a literary journal of the inmates' work.

Prison Research Group Brings Awareness

Sarah Cornett November 29, 2012
Whitman's Prison Research Group, meeting once a month at lunch in Reid Campus Center, allows students to learn about issues with both Washington State Penitentiary and prison as an institution. This large freeform discussion includes not just members of the Whitman community but many residents of Walla Walla and officials working in the prison.

Public vs. private college prep in Walla Walla

Talia Rudee September 20, 2012
Walla Walla High School and DeSales High School have varying success in preparing students for a future at a four-year institution.

Stephanie Coontz brings history back to sociology

Shelly Le April 19, 2012
Whitman students, faculty and locals interested in feminist history had the opportunity on Tuesday, April 17 to meet family historian Stephanie Coontz. Coontz delivered an hour-long lecture in Olin Hall on the misconception of gender roles and the family unit of the 1960s.

Alumna Campbell sparks experimental, intellectual music group

C.J. Wisler November 9, 2009

Up-and-coming Washington musician and '02 Whitman alumna Toby Campbell uses both her musical talent and her prior sociological studies at Whitman to create the experimental electronica group Anomie Belle,...

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