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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Dos and Don’ts of Admitted Students Weekend

Conor Bartol, once a former admitted student myself April 4, 2024

Admitted Students Weekend is coming up, which means gaggles of teenagers running around, gawking at people and asking silly questions like “what’s your major” and “why is that horse made of sticks?”...

Illustration by Kai Bowen

Diverting the Flow: an argument for the construction of a Whitman moat

George Groebner, wannabe island-dweller February 15, 2024

Like many of you reading this, I often find myself pining for the good old days, before newfangled technology like printing presses and disease immunization made our lives so long and complicated....

Illustration by Jonah Rosen-Bloom

Whitman Sign Switcher brought into custody

George Groebner, mild-mannered alter ego November 16, 2023

After being eluded for months, Whitman Security has finally apprehended the Sign Switcher, the shadowy mischief-maker responsible for the replacement of campus signs with other campus signs. Interrogation...

First Month Bucket List

Grace Canny, all knowing September 14, 2023

Hello to all you readers of The Wire! Another academic year at our four-year-degree-granting-institution-of-choice has started and the buzz of ~1500 young people fills our campus again. Whether you’re...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Blood in the water: Sharks swim up creek into Lakum Duckum

Sammy Fitts, Doing Normal Humans Things March 10, 2022

Tragedy struck this weekend when three ducks were reported missing. The brothers, Huey, Louie and Dewey, are being mourned at Hunter Conservatory. The suspected culprits are the sharks residing in...

Illustration by Nick Rogers.

Duckling Do’s and Don’ts

Conor Bartol, Proud Time-Traveler since 2045 April 22, 2021

Spring has sprung and the ducklings have hatched! As we welcome a new generation of the most important creatures on campus, remember some simple rules for what to do, and what not to do, with our new...

Amidst financial woes, Whitman criticized for spending on outfits for ducks

Conor Bartol, Fastest Pun in the West February 18, 2021

While grappling with financial instability, Whitman College is facing criticism for creating a program to make tiny clothes for the ducks in Lakum Duckum. In a statement released by the College, President...

The Smiles and Sorrows of Spring

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist April 1, 2017

On Monday, March 20 at 3:28 A.M. the first rays of sunlight crossed over the equator into the Northern Hemisphere, signaling the onset of those myriad feelings known as “Spring fever.” Soon, to quote...

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer September 22, 2016

The new fountain in Lakum Duckum may have a bigger impact on Whitman students than one may think. Apart from being visually pleasing, it also has ecological, aesthetic and health benefits. These include...

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work August 23, 2012
While Whitman is by no means a large campus, the local lingo and affectionate campus aficionados can be a lot to take in during the first few days, and locations are often critical during the bustle of orientation.
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