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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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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 ten Whitman students have gathered to perform this unique dance at events on and off campus.
Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 31, 2013
Nov. 1st marks this year's Mr. Whitman, the annual male beauty pageant hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. The event is fundraising and raising awareness for Trilogy Recovery Community, a local nonprofit group for adolescents struggling with addiction.
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 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 successes and their performances in the formal, swimsuit and talent portions of the show. As with all beauty pageants, there must be a winner—and of course, as with all beauty pageants, there must be the grim, devastating consequences of losing—the pain associated with realizing that nobody ever remembers the runner-up.
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 Semilla Nueva.

10 Facts about Whitman’s Schwa

Molly Johanson December 1, 2011
Fun facts about Whitman's premier co-ed a capella group.

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.

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

Lea Negrin October 28, 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 question-and-answer categories. In past years the non-profit organization which would receive the profits of the event was chosen by the Kappas, who looked at groups with which they had some personal connection or affiliation. Last year, for the first time, they asked the Whitman College community to submit applications for organizations they believed the fundraiser should benefit. For this year's performance, due to heightened publicity, the Kappas found themselves struggling to choose between 21 organizations.
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Mr. Whitman candidates aim for fun, philanthropy

C.J. Wisler October 28, 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, save the world type theme, and the group dance will feature personalized costumes, including tights and capes," said Wheeler. “They're going to look fabulous." The Mr. Whitman pageant is a philanthropic event put together by the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, offering students a chance to support KKG's selected charity, Salud Juntos, as well as promising sheer entertainment and laughter.
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