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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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Tall Children

Esme Fife-Adams, Feature Writer October 5, 2023

In her song "First Love/Late Spring," singer-songwriter Mitski declares, “I was so young when I behaved 25, but now I find I’ve grown into a tall child.” To many young adults who grew up with...

Are gap years helpful?

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter May 4, 2023

When you move from high school to college, and then maybe from college to graduate school, you may wonder whether you should take a break from academics. Some people worry this break will cause one...

Silence your cellphones and live life

Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist April 27, 2023

Remember the last time you stayed up late scrolling through your phone? You may have been on one of many social media sites, staring at pictures of people with seemingly perfect lives. Perhaps as you continued...

Why are we so afraid of growing old?

Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist March 9, 2023

For most people, the thought of getting older can be daunting. When someone comes up to you and says, “I wish I was young again,” or, “Appreciate being young while you can — it doesn’t last forever,”...

Whitties and animals take a paws together at Destress Fest

Whitties and animals take a “paws” together at Destress Fest

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter March 9, 2023

On March 2, a highly anticipated group of visitors set foot in the basement of Reid Campus Center. Gracing students with their presence for the second time this year, cats and dogs from the Blue Mountain...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Students journal to record and reflect

Amelia Leach, Campus Life Reporter February 9, 2023

Journaling can take many forms for different people. Some use journaling to confess their deepest darkest secrets and intimate details of their lives. Others use journals as more than just a place to record...

Gearing up for a S.A.D. winter

Gearing up for a S.A.D. winter

Anna Shimkus, Feature Writer November 10, 2022

“Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.”         -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   The past few weeks, Walla Walla has offered its not-so-warm...


Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor October 27, 2022

BeReal is a social media app whose stated mission is to allow users to “discover who your friends really are in their real life.” What ‘real life’ is remains to be seen. The way it works: once...

Methods to manage, as a student with ADHD

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter September 15, 2022

Imagine this is your point-of-view at Whitman: you’re sitting in class, perhaps in the front, watching as the professor lectures you with great enthusiasm; you’re trying to listen and concentrate....

Illustration by Madi Welch.

How to feel less lonely

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Feature Editor December 2, 2021

[This article was originally published on May 16, 2021, in Circuit.] I asked three residents in Lyman’s Tower section whether they ever feel lonely. My first interviewee was Dante: tall, bearded and...

Whitman’s health services are in shambles and students are suffering

Hailey Livingston, Columnist November 18, 2021

Last week, I made my way to the health center for the first time since returning to campus. I had to get a COVID-19 test, nothing serious, just a quick in and out visit. When I got there, there was a line...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

Availability of counseling and healthcare on Whitman campus

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter November 18, 2021

As many college students know, maintaining positive mental health during the school year can be challenging. Whitman’s main resource for mental health is the Counseling Center, but students relying...

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