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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 an amusingly sexist 1922 article published in this very paper, “strong men will labor and gentle...

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Photo by Samarah Mendez

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 controlling the growth of algae and providing students with a relaxing atmosphere. The fountain...

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...

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