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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

So your off campus house has turned into a polycule…

Grace Canny, off the record October 5, 2023

Living off campus brings so many new experiences! Grocery shopping, kitchen politics, being a chef every night and the chance to create a network of interwoven emotional, romantic and sexual relationships...

What’s in a Name? The Nomenclature of Off-Campus Houses

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter October 5, 2023

Whitman’s off-campus houses don titles like “The Garden” or “The Airport” because of the student initiative to label where they call home. Anyone driving down Isaacs may be familiar with a constant...

Is your off-campus house too eclectic? More likely than you think 

Grace Canny, interior designer extraordinaire September 15, 2022

I’m sure you've been to one of these abodes — quirkily named, maybe a little run down, but not without charm! The kitchen might be small, and maybe the house is lacking AC, but the third bedroom supposedly...

Guide for titling your unnamed off-campus house

Lee Thomas, Can I crash at yours for a few days? April 7, 2022

Sophomores, on-campus juniors, first-years who got away with lying about their age, the time is nearing for you to move out of Papa Whitman's house and into your own abode. Some of you will be graced to...

House of former RAs build too much community

Grace Jackson, News Editor April 7, 2022

When 6 former Residents Assistants (RAs) moved into 6969 Valencia St—or the Hague—they were all excited to get away from the first-years. “We’d all been working so hard on programs that no one...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Whitman spends $650,000 on off-campus housing renovations

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

Renovations on seven Whitman-owned rental properties have largely been completed — costing $650,000 in total, according to Chief Financial Officer Peter Harvey. The changes range from functional improvements,...

Pets Provide Companionship for Off-Campus Housers

Pets Provide Companionship for Off-Campus Housers

Serena Runyan October 17, 2013
Meet Abby and Constantine, two off-campus pets.
The inside of the Barn

Off-Campus Houses Given Names for Both Obvious Characteristics, Inside Humor

Emily Williams February 21, 2013
Whitman is a college with colorfully named houses. Sometimes those house names are based on inside jokes, puns and strange intricacies about the house. Other times, the reason for the name is staring the viewer right in the face.
Independence gained off campus

Independence gained off campus

Molly Emmett November 17, 2011
The priority of any institution for higher education is to endow knowledge and to allow students to explore intellectual interests. Yet at a college like Whitman with few commuting students, there are other needs that must be met: food and shelter.
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