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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...

BePanopticon

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...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

Uncareful self-care

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Reporter October 21, 2021

On day one of four-day, I stayed in my pajamas until six p.m. Grateful for respite from a hectic semester, I readily indulged every relaxing impulse I had: I ate chocolate in bed, scrolled passively through...

Photo contributed by David Wang

Four Day and burnout: Return to the in-person semester

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter October 21, 2021

The second week of October marked the first break of the semester, widely known among students as “four day.” Last year, the break was met with concerns about COVID-19 and travel safety during a global...

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...

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