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The Racist Weed Industry

Illustration by Haley King

Rina Cakrani

March 8, 2018

An urgent issue that is coming more to the surface these past few months is the fact that there are so many white businesses that, as a result of weed production and cultivation, are booming. Even the media has been praising them, especially the companies that are run by white women. It has been nor...

Pio Radio Hour Seven

Natalie Berg

February 1, 2015

Today on The Pio Radio Hour: - An interview with staff reporter Christy Carley about the upcoming Power & Privilege Symposium and the history of the event - An interview with Seahawks fan Max Hanson, who is stoked about the Super Bowl! - An interview with Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland,...

Safety comes first, but policies remain unclear for alcohol, marijuana

Photo by Hayley Turner

Lachlan Johnson

September 18, 2014

This summer Washington residents had their first opportunity to buy legal marijuana from retailers throughout the state. While students over the age of 21 can now legally smoke inside private residences, Whitman College's policy towards marijuana remains unchanged. The college's official policy makes...

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

'Don Jon' Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2013

Moviegoers in Walla Walla hit the jackpot this weekend when several promising new movies were released. My choices were boiled down to porn versus drinking buddies, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new comedy about porn addiction, "Don Jon," won. That's right, an R-rated kind of pornographic dramatic comedy entertained! "Don Jon" follows the day-to-...

As Longtime Coach Steps Down, Debate Culture Under Scrutiny

Shelly Le

May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the first in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part two focuses on the Title IX investigation conducted in the spring...

‘Pot Talk’ Clarifies New Initiative, Highlights Uncertainty Surrounding Reform

'Pot Talk' Clarifies New Initiative, Highlights Uncertainty Surrounding Reform

Dylan Tull

January 28, 2013

While Washington State residents passed Initiative 502, regarding progressive marijuana reform, into legislation in December, the details of the initiative and what it means for both Washington residents and students have remained somewhat unclear. Walla Walla City Attorney Tim Donaldson and Polic...

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: A Reflection on Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

November 14, 2012

The 2012 election is over, but the public opinions, controversy and debate surrounding it is hardly finished. Even on the Whitman campus, reflections and analyses have only just begun. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, guest speaker Eli Sanders came to offer his own observations of the recent election. An esteemed...

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