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Letter to the Editor: Mr. Whitman’s Success

November 2, 2016

To the Editor and Publisher: The Kappas’ recent achievement of raising more than $50,000 from the Mr. Whitman contest for The Health Center is astonishing and should be celebrated. I would be surprised if any student group has generated that much philanthropic success through other fund raising...

Gumboot Dances its Way to Walla Walla

Gumboot Dances its Way to Walla Walla

Hannah Bartman

April 24, 2014

Language, tradition, rhythm and Walla Walla all meet in the southern African dance of gumboot. Led by senior international student from southern Africa, Thabo Liphoto, approximately 10 Whitman students have gathered to perform this unique dance at events on and off campus. "I wanted to share my cult...

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba

October 31, 2013

It's that time of the year again: The boys are back in town, and eight contestants are eager to take the stage to become the one, the only, Mr. Whitman. Nov. 1 marks the annual Mr. Whitman Pageant, hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma women's fraternity. For the past nine years, Kappa has organized the male beauty pagean...

‘I’m doing fine,’ Clearly Drunk, Non-Winning Mr. Whitman Candidate Reports into a Banana Peel

Illustration by Asa Mease

Matt Raymond

February 21, 2013

Every November, Whitman College puts on one of its most widely-attended campus events––a not-so-real beauty pageant, known fondly as Mr. Whitman, in which eight senior men celebrate the completion of a three month-long fundraising drive for a charity chosen by a Whitman student. The eight contestants are judged on a combination of their fundraising ...

Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up

This year's contestants with Sara Graham '14, the event's organizer.

Daniel Kim

November 8, 2012

It's that time again: Eight senior men are ready to hit the Cordiner stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 for this year's Mr. Whitman pageant, to raise money and awareness for Whitman-alum-founded nonprofit Semilla Nueva. Kappa Kappa Gamma has been organizing the Mr. Whitman fundraiser for the past eight years. The fundraiser is a male beauty pageant in which participants compete for the title of Mr. Wh...

10 Facts about Whitman’s Schwa

Molly Johanson

December 1, 2011

1. Schwa is Whitman's co-ed a capella group. There are currently 16 members. 2. The group holds tryouts every fall. Depending on demand, it may also hold auditions in the spring. 3. Members arrange all of their own songs, except for a few traditional holiday songs. 4. The group participates in the...

Mr. Whitman profits using gender

Shelly Le

October 27, 2011

Steeped in tradition, Kappa Kappa Gamma's Mr. Whitman fundraiser has been one of the most popular philanthropy events on campus for over 10 years. Every year, Kappa Kappa Gamma chooses eight senior men: four independent men and one representative from each Whitman fraternity: to compete for the title...

Mr. Whitman fundraiser dishes out just desserts

Credit: von Hafften

Marie von Hafften

September 22, 2011

President Bridges participates in a Mr. Whitman fundraiser event organized by contestant David Hancock '12. A second pie-pelting event occurred at noon, Thursday, Sept. 22....

Holding out for a hero: Mr. Whitman pageant raises funds for Hondurans

Credit: Bullion

Lea Negrin

October 29, 2009

The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority has long been awaiting the draw of the red curtain in Cordiner Hall this Friday, Oct. 30, for their eighth annual Mr. Whitman pageant. A fundraiser for a chosen non-profit organization, the event brings eight male contestants to compete in formal attire, swim wear, talent and que...

Mr. Whitman candidates aim for fun, philanthropy

Credit: Bullion

C.J. Wisler

October 29, 2009

The annual male beauty pageant, Mr. Whitman, will take place Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall. The event offers a few new surprises this year, according to Kappa Kappa Gamma Philanthropy Chair, and one of the event's organizers, junior Leah Wheeler. "This year's theme is Superheroes, a kind of save the day,...

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