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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 that I haven’t seen anywhere else. When I first went to parties here, I noticed how people drink unt...

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 in the aisle seat, you don't have to ask anyone to move when you want to go to the bathroom. Besides,...

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 of Trustees, the group that will ultimately hire the new college president, looking toward Whitman's long-term future...

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 officer, and winter nights are the longest. The air is full of tension, the people one thread from snapping. It wa...

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 and the unspeakable. Even the streetlamps seem like pale stars, feebly holding back the darkness and casting shadows on ...

Summer Movie Preview

Illustration by Luke Hampton

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 filled with huge explosions and a few laughs. Here's a brief list of the movies that have caught my eye to ...

“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" and "Back to the Future" and spins a mind-bending thriller that hits a home run. "Looper" opens in the year 2044 with Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a looper,...

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

Image courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers (UK)

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 was "And Then There Were None," one of her most famous and mind-bending mysteries. After trying to guess whodunit and being C...

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