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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 soon as he graduated high school in Portland, Silas Morgan began backpacking almost every trail in the Columbia River Gorge with a friend for three months. That was only the beginning of a year packed...

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

When I'm walking around campus, I've got prospies coming up to me, saying, "You have so many different kinds of inequality on campus. How can I tell which are socially acceptable and which are not?"...

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

This summer, I set out to spend as little time inside as possible. I think I slept in my hand-me-down red sleeping bag all but about eight nights. If you've spent time in the woods, you know that camping...

Credit: Kendra Klag

Banff Film Festival grips audience, captures spirit of adventure

McCaulay Singer-Milnes January 27, 2011

It's 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Cordiner Hall quickly fills to its capacity as Whitman students, professors and Walla Walla residents of every age gather to watch and take in the unique experience...

Varsity ski cuts spark outcry, discussion

Varsity ski cuts spark outcry, discussion

Kim Sommers and Cindy Chen March 12, 2009

The economic crisis has finally hit home.   Last night, Wednesday, March 11, 300 Whitman students, faculty, staff and concerned community members filed into Maxey Auditorium to discuss the controversial...

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