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Vol. CLIII, Issue 10
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Smell the flowers

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

I enjoy noticing the distinct sound of quiet when it snows, the smell of air as it gets crisper in October and the leaves falling from the trees to create massive piles. I notice these things every single...

Photo essay: Textures

Photo essay: Textures

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter May 8, 2020

Climate Changes Intersectionality

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist February 11, 2016
At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.

‘Bears’ Showcases Landscape

Nathan Fisher April 24, 2014
If you are feeling nature conscious this Earth Week, go check out the new “Bears” documentary. You’ll be amazed at the scenery, fall in love with a bear family and maybe even learn a thing or two along the way.
A rainbow by the big waterfall

Revisiting the Outdoors

Aleida Fernandez April 1, 2014

Before I studied abroad I never realized how much I like - and take for granted - the outdoors. I would never describe myself as an "outdoorsman," but parks, yards, hikes and just general "being outside"...

Hypnotic Hydrology

Hypnotic Hydrology

Marra Clay March 12, 2014

Sometimes, I think that the Whitman community takes our access to water for granted. We live in a desert. Walla Walla is not meant to have green grass and luscious rivers flowing through it, but our campus...

Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound

Lindsey Holdren April 7, 2013

Doubtful Sound is in New Zealand's Fiordland National Park and was used as a backdrop in The Lord of the Rings (so of course we had to check it out). Fiordland is one of the rainiest places on Earth; the...

A Tribute to the Outdoors

Mallory Martin January 24, 2013

The Whitman Outdoor Program's community-sponsored Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour garnered a huge turnout Tuesday night, with ticket lines wrapping around the building. A tradition started 19...

Naturalistic Fallacy a Danger in Sex Talk

Spencer Wharton October 31, 2012
From the alarm clocks that wake us in the morning to the beds we fall asleep on at night, our daily lives are filled with unnatural things that we hardly bat an eye at. Why then do we moralize certain activities as 'natural'?

Synthetic Biology will bring both exciting changes and compelling responsibilites for human race

Alfredo Villaseñor September 15, 2011
How would you design nature?—It's a question almost too grand for any one of us to answer adequately. But know that designing nature is something we humans have been working up to ever since we began to throw down our spears to take up the sedentary life of the sickle, hoe and cattle prod.
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