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LGBTQ+ students contend with obstacles to mental healthcare in Walla Walla

Abby Main, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

While the trauma of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased general demand for mental healthcare in Walla Walla, LGBTQ+ Whitman students are just one demographic for whom locating...

Hey admin, we’re exhausted

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist April 1, 2021

This semester has been one for the books. With the controversy surrounding the FSR, President Murray announcing her resignation and the various adaptations we’ve had to make because of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

The limits of mental healthcare in Walla Walla

Alasdair Padman and Mat Chapin March 25, 2021

The trauma of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for mental healthcare in Walla Walla. It has exposed the preexisting inadequacies and inequalities that disproportionately...

Four Day isn’t the break we deserve

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor October 8, 2020

 I am — quite literally — the only person I know who did not have an exam, paper or project due at the end of Four Day. Even then, I was still working my ass off; like many students, I have several...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.

Don’t zoom through your mental health

Genevieve Vogel, Feature Reporter October 1, 2020

Students are constantly facing mental health challenges, but now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must also attempt to continue their education online. Previously published in “Viva la remote...

Photo contributed by Kai Strawn.

Whitman varsity athletes discuss crucial lifestyle balance

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter September 24, 2020

Varsity athletes are often associated with their respective sport, but their peers often forget that they have a life outside of the athletic bubble. Many athletes spend their free time on hobbies and...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

We need mental health resources in K-12 schools now

Sile Surman, Columnist September 17, 2020

As one of many college students taking online classes, readjusting didn’t come easily to me. With that said, I truly can’t imagine what grade school-aged kids are going through right now. I am genuinely...

Varsity Athletes Make The Best Of Season Limbo

Varsity Athletes Make The Best Of Season Limbo

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter September 10, 2020

On July 22, Whitman College made the decision to postpone all sports competitions in the fall. The Northwest Conference followed suit less than a month later by suspending all competitions and championships...

In the midst of a pandemic, mental health challenges grow

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter May 15, 2020

As college students across the country adjust to their new routines at home or on campus, they must recon with new mental health challenges as well.  For many students, issues of maintaining a source...

ASWC creates support projects for students

Alasdair Padman, News Editor April 11, 2020

On March 12, Whitman College President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman would be moving to online learning after spring break in response to COVID-19. That afternoon, the Associated Students of Whitman...

Whitman's Counseling Center has experienced an influx of student need over the 2019-2020 school year. Photos by Michael Lans

Is mental health care accessible at Whitman? Looking towards solutions and improvement

Miyona Katayama, Feature Reporter March 10, 2020

Over the 2019-2020 school year, demand has gone up at Whitman's counseling center. Whitman administration and students have been active in questioning the factors that have lead to this rise, the lack...

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Writing theses as varsity athletes

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

Senior year at Whitman is both a celebratory and stressful time for students, especially as they go through crafting theses and preparing for major exams. As a senior capstone project, the thesis is...

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