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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...

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...

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,...

Illustration by Asa Mease

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

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...

This years contestants with Sara Graham 14, the events organizer.

Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up

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...

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...

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:...

Credit: von Hafften

Mr. Whitman fundraiser dishes out just desserts

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.

Credit: Bullion

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

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...

Credit: Bullion

Mr. Whitman candidates aim for fun, philanthropy

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...

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