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Review: “13 Reasons Why”

Marra Clay, Publisher

May 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

WARNING: This review discusses the end of “13 Reasons Why” and includes discussion of rape and suicide. Since its debut on March 31, the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” has shocked parents and adolescents alike, subsequently sparking a massive online debate. The series, based on a book wri...

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

Marra Clay, Publisher

March 30, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Spring Break is often a time when the campus sees an increase in crime. Normally, there are several incidents of theft and some students will choose to report the crime to Whitman’s Security Office. When this happens, the crime is added to the Whitman College Daily Crime Log.  The most recent entry in the crime log is a burglary on March 20, when two individuals accessed Sherwood Center via the...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 5

Marra Clay, Publisher

February 22, 2017


Filed under BLOGS, Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Publisher Marra Clay taking over tonight's Live Blog! Hold on to your horses, it's going to be a doozy. 4:22 - Opinion Editor Peggy Li has brought the most amazing (read: questionable) production snack yet: a literal bag of bread. Slices of bread. Some toasted. Some with garlic. Reviews to come. 4:53...

Wire Watch : Week of January 26

Marra Clay, Publisher

January 26, 2017


Filed under A&E

Whistling Songs: The opening reception for Whitman artist Richard Martinez's mixed media artwork. The exhibit will run through Feb. 23. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m., Studio Articolore, 226 E. Main Street. Jornaleros Screening and Discussion: A showing of the 30 minute documentary "Jornaleros" ("Day Laborers") that d...

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

Marra Clay, Publisher

January 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary

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Updates: Student Withdraws after Being Identified as Person of Interest

Marra Clay, Publisher

November 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 29, Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent an update to the Whitman College community regarding the recent dissociative druggings on campus.  According to Cleveland, the College worked with the Walla Walla Police Department to investigate the situation and a current student emerged as a perso...

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Marra Clay, Publisher

November 17, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Many students across campus have been dealing with the election results for last week, and some have turned to art to address their feelings. Students are using film, sculpture, writing and drawing to grapple with Trump’s election. The art department organized a space in Fouts Center for Visual Arts for ...

An Undetectable Drug

Marra Clay and Mitchell Smith

November 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

Testing for any dissociative drugs, such as ketamine (“Special K”), gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and rohypnol (“roofies”), is particularly challenging because the drugs have a very short half-life, meaning they quickly leave the body. If an individual thinks they may have been drugged, then they would need to be tested within a few hours of ingesting the drug or it will not show up in the test results.

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When does the college send Timely Warnings?

Marra Clay and Mitchell Smith

November 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

On the morning of Monday, Nov. 7, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent a “Timely Warning” email to the Whitman community alerting students, faculty, staff and parents of suspected druggings. Cleveland’s email noted that there were a “number of students who demonstrated symptoms that suggested they may have been drugged at parties” on the north side of Boyer Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 5. He also wrote that the incidents may be related to an anonymous report from the previous week.

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Which mascot will you choose?

Which mascot will you choose?

Marra Clay, Publisher

October 20, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman Blue Ravens? The Whitman Appaloosas? The Whitman Blues? The Whitman Sockeyes? It’s up to you  to choose. The college community has the chance to vote on the new college mascot now that the Mascot Working Group has released the four final mascot options. However, many students feel that...

Whitties At Work

Whitties At Work

Marra Clay, Publisher

October 20, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This week Whitman students volunteered during Make A Difference Day, an annual event that Whitman has participated in for over fifteen years. Make A Difference Day is a national organization that holds an annual day of service. The organization’s mission statement is to “inspire the nation to make ...

Lead Exposure

Marra Clay, Publisher

September 8, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Not many would think that at Whitman College, an institution where students have access to myriad resources and a breathtaking campus, students, faculty and staff may have been exposed to dangerous levels of lead. On August 19, a notice was sent to the Whitman College community with information that mu...

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