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Update on Walla Walla book banning efforts

Update on Walla Walla book banning efforts

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter October 5, 2022

On Sept. 22, the Walla Walla Public School District held its second school board meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. During the public comment portion of the meeting, several parents expressed outrage...

Photos by Dana Kendrick

Seniors cope with finishing final requirements virtually

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter May 13, 2020

As the Class of 2020 reconciles with their last few weeks at Whitman, they are also finishing their final assessments under completely unexpected circumstances. Social distancing and online distance-learning...

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Penrose Library excited to light books on fire to keep the bathrooms hellishly warm during this winter season

Anthony Reale, Farm Animal November 16, 2018

In a board meeting on Monday, the staff of Penrose Library — after hearing that the entire endowment had been spent on Cleveland Commons — realized that they would not have any money to keep the...

Sneezing in the Quiet Room: 5 Tips to Recover the Respect of Your Peers

Winston Weigand March 30, 2017

If you’ve ever found yourself in the quiet room of Whitman College’s Penrose Library, then you certainly understand the severity of generating a sound louder than five decibels. For clarity, five decibels...

Photo by Natalie Mutter

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor September 8, 2016
Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.
Marisa Ikert assists a student. Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Penrose, ARC, SEC, COWS open new Learning Commons

Annie Roge October 16, 2014

This fall Penrose Library announced the grand opening of The Learning Commons at Penrose –– a collaboration between the library, Academic Resource Center (ARC), Centers for Writing (COWS) and the Student...


Melina Hughes April 24, 2014

Name: Harper Collins Physical age: 22 Metaphorical age: 187 Gender: Non-fiction Female Looking for: Fictional Male, preferably tall, dark and handsome with an air of mystery. Deal-breakers:...

Best Destinations in Walla Walla: An Insiders Guide to Living Sweet

Best Destinations in Walla Walla: An Insider’s Guide to Living Sweet

Tara McCulloch April 10, 2014

Gosh, isn't it terrible when you wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy, but you can't hit the city? Fortunately, you have something even better right at your fingertips: the unconventionally...

Mease not Mooses: Library Bathrooms

Mease not Mooses: Library Bathrooms

Luke Hampton December 12, 2013

Cartoon by Asa Mease

Archive work––Erika Horwege profile

Kaili Masamoto October 25, 2012

While working inside Penrose Library may not sound like most people's ideal way to spend summer vacation, senior Erika Horwege jumped at the opportunity. When Barbara Maxwell sent out an email asking for...

Artifacts fly under campus radar

Hannah Bartman October 25, 2012

Many of the exhibits on campus fly under the radar of many students, ranking as features of the college that people have heard of but not actually taken the time to see. Between the Penrose Library archives,...

Library changes focus on student needs, suggestions

Lachlan Johnson September 13, 2012

Penrose Library has made several changes to help serve students this fall. Six new study rooms will help meet the needs of students seeking a quiet place to study alone or in groups, and Whitman College...

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