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Washington Charter Schools Persist

Ellen Ivens-Duran

April 14, 2016

Public schools in Washington are underfunded, but at least one school in Walla Walla will see more money come next fall.

State Supreme Court Decision Threatens Proposed Charter School

State Supreme Court Decision Threatens Proposed Charter School

Ellen Ivens-Duran

October 1, 2015

A recent decision by the Washington Supreme Court declaring state funding for charter schools to be unconstitutional may cause trouble for the Willow School, a Walla Walla charter school that was slated to open in 2016.

Social activist groups host dessert, discussion

Andy Monserud

November 20, 2014

Student organizations Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Students for Education Reform (SFER) hosted a discussion of civil rights and social justice over ice cream on Wednesday afternoon. The event sought to foster conversations about social justice issues as well as to serve as a recruiting push...

IM Committee Holds Great Power, Responsibility

IM Committee Holds Great Power, Responsibility

Kelsey Peck

September 26, 2013

While the beginning of the school year brings the start of many things, to some only one is important: the return of intramural sports. From flag football to mini golf, tennis to Ultimate Frisbee, there are nine different IM sports to participate in, and according to the Office of Admission, 75 per...

Students Sense Hazard in Social Media Outlets

Emily Williams

March 7, 2013

The quiet room echoes with the soft sound of many busy fingers on keyboards, but among the rows of students hard at work, a few students surreptitiously check their notifications, while others respond to a chat with a friend from home while working on as essay. Facebook is a study break, a distraction,...

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