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Solving the mystery of my own murder

Sammy Fitts, Better Sherlock Than Bennadrill Cumberbun April 14, 2022

Everyone remembers the article about me being murdered. That article was a joke and I am not a replacement Sammy. The article called for help from the good readers of The Wire. Unfortunately, none of you...

Whitman statues change places overnight

Conor Bartol, [Your Ad Here] March 11, 2021

Campus awoke surprised to find that the beloved Styx was no longer where he belonged, and in his place stood American Satyr and Mistress of the Wild Beasts from outside Maxey Hall. This unsettled students,...

Illustration by Claire Revere

America can’t handle its drinks

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 12, 2016

One of the things that has surprised me the most about college life in the US is the way many college students don’t know how to deal with alcohol. There is this particular attitude towards alcohol...

Jackpage: Talking to strangers on planes

Jackpage: Talking to strangers on planes

Kyle Seasly March 12, 2015

Illustration by Asa Mease. When you fly on a plane, do you prefer the window or aisle seat? Once in my life I totally preferred the aisle. My preference was based on practicality –– when you sit...

Board of Trustees Seeks Stronger Relationship with Campus

Board of Trustees Seeks Stronger Relationship with Campus

Helen Angell April 24, 2014

With the search for President Bridges's successor in full swing, Whitman College students, staff and faculty have been turning their eyes toward the college's future development. But for the Board...

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?: Part II

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?: Part II

Rosemary Hanson December 5, 2013

Winter nights in Walla Walla are long. Weary people sulk through the shadows, coming from nowhere in particular, going nowhere worth mentioning. I've worked some long nights as a campus student security...

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?

Rosemary Hanson October 10, 2013

I remember it like it was yesterday. There are nights when the whole world seems to press in on you –– the clouds linger close to the streets, and the air is cold and dense, concealing the covert...

Illustration by Luke Hampton

Summer Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher May 2, 2013

Sun's out, shorts on, jacket ditched, finals looming and summer vacation with lots of time for movies is just around the corner. New releases coming out this summer thankfully seem interesting and...

Looper delivers futuristic twists, thrills

“Looper” delivers futuristic twists, thrills

Nathan Fisher October 4, 2012

Returning to two-dimensional viewing this week, I just couldn't resist seeing another bloody, violent movie set in the future. "Looper," a sci-fi action thriller, takes the time travel premise in "Terminator"...

Image courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers (UK)

“One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” by Agatha Christie

Dana Thompson June 23, 2012

The first book from Shakespeare and Company that I've read and finished! It went by so fast; like most Agatha Christies that I've read, I just couldn't put it down. The first of her books that I read...

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