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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Illustration by Alicia Buchter.

Whitman Outdoor Journal aims to expand meaning of the outdoors

Madelyn Jones, Feature Writer February 16, 2023

Yesterday, I walked beneath Walla Walla’s cloudless blue skies with 52 degrees of sunshine beaming down, wholeheartedly believing that spring had begun in February. I sat outside Cleveland Commons to...

Contributed Photo by Brien Sheedy.

BIPOC outdoor club seeks to increase inclusion in the outdoors

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter April 28, 2022

Whitman is often described as an outdoorsy school: there’s the climbing gym, a myriad of Outdoor Program (OP) events and various outdoor classes and student-driven trips. However, oftentimes these...

Contributed Photo by Ella Hill.

Spending spring break in the outdoors

Marian Sandoval Lemus, Campus Life Reporter April 7, 2022

The Outdoor Program (OP) led four different outdoor trips over the course of the first week of spring break, for the first time since 2019.  The trips primarily took place in Utah, featuring a...

Backcountry Film Festival showcases power of outdoors

Geoffrey Leach February 5, 2015

A week after the BANFF Film Festival, the less-popular Backcountry Film Festival played in Maxey Auditorium on Feb. 3. Students and community members alike enjoyed nine short films about backcountry...

Photo courtesy of Silas Morgan.

Gap Years Offer Students More Stability Entering College

Serena Runyan September 11, 2014
As the three of these gap-year students now settle into life at Whitman, they are all shaped by their experiences in the last 12 months. “It’s pretty easy for me to settle in a new place,” said Popenoe. “I’m not really dealing with the homesickness part that a lot of people are.”

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...

Climbing Blog #2: Rock climbing gyms in Seattle and more!

charlottehill June 1, 2012

Note: If this is your first time reading my blog and you are unfamiliar/new to climbing, I highly recommend you look over the introduction to climbing guide provided in my first post.  Definitions for...

Climbing Blog #1: Rock Climbing in Seattle and Rock Climbing Basics

charlottehill May 26, 2012

Hi, my name is Charlotte Hill! I'm 21 years old, an English major, and entering my senior year at Whitman College.  In my blog I will discuss my personal experiences rock climbing at the climbing gyms...

Illustration: Eddy Vazquez

Whitman Inequality Map

Dana Thompson December 1, 2011
Don't know what an inequality map is? Read the article?
Illustration: Emily Johnson

OP winter offerings

Elena Aragon November 8, 2011

Ice Fishing Ever take a gander at those old men sitting on the middle of a lake for hours, fishing through a miniscule hole in the ice? Well, now you can be one of them by coming on a two-day excursion...

Illustration: Binta Loos-Diallo

Camping cuisine for intrepid Whitties

Ellie Newell September 29, 2011
Ellie Newell delivers her secrets for eating well in the great outdoors!
Credit: Kendra Klag

Banff Film Festival grips audience, captures spirit of adventure

McCaulay Singer-Milnes January 27, 2011
The Banff Film Festival, which features 11 short adventure and nature films grip and entertain the audience with stories that test both the sheer will of the human spirit and the physical body.
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