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Stop anti-Asian violence

Camilla Tarpey-Schewd, Columnist February 25, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of violent hate crimes committed against Asian-Americans. New York Police Department data reported a 1,900...

“I think I have a right during a pandemic to protect myself however I see fit”: Faculty members conflicted over inability to change method of instruction

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Sean Gannon, and Alasdair Padman December 24, 2020

On Oct. 8, the faculty received a survey requiring that they report their teaching method preferences — in-person, hybrid or online — for each of their Spring 2021 classes. But recently, faculty members...

We need better COVID-19 communication from the administration

Victoria Helmer, Columnist November 19, 2020

By now, you’ve probably heard about the four staff members and one student who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Perhaps you first found out through The Wire. Maybe you found out through last Thursday’s...

The inevitability of the impending housing crisis

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist November 5, 2020

COVID-19 is one of the most unprecedented events that has affected the global community in the last century. Because of this, it has rightfully been given much press coverage within the last months. However,...

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Universal healthcare: Just for the president or a basic human right?

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist October 22, 2020

When President Donald Trump was hospitalized with COVID-19, he had access to healthcare that is not available for the vast majority of Americans, and he knows it.  After being released from the hospital,...

Four Day isn’t the break we deserve

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor October 8, 2020

 I am — quite literally — the only person I know who did not have an exam, paper or project due at the end of Four Day. Even then, I was still working my ass off; like many students, I have several...

Small excitements: Breaking out of monotony

Sile Surman, Columnist October 1, 2020

When days blend together and the threat of monotony looms on the horizon, what can be done? School days and work routines often feel unbreakably tedious and utterly the same. For some folks, maintaining...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

We need mental health resources in K-12 schools now

Sile Surman, Columnist September 17, 2020

As one of many college students taking online classes, readjusting didn’t come easily to me. With that said, I truly can’t imagine what grade school-aged kids are going through right now. I am genuinely...

Immigration during the pandemic

Claire Maurer, Columnist April 29, 2020

Since the coronavirus has spread worldwide, border closures and strict lockdowns have led to a steep decline in migrants coming to the United States from Central America. Our immigration system is backed...

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Maintaining faith during a pandemic

Grace Jackson, News Reporter April 29, 2020

In the face of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, faith communities at Whitman College and around the world have had to adapt their worship.  For the Abrahamic faiths, important holidays occur in April....

Walla Walla County faces spike in coronavirus cases

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2020

While coronavirus cases in the state of Washington have been lowering, coronavirus cases in Walla Walla County are spiking.  “Although the State of Washington has seen a 'flattening of the curve’,...

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Whitman professors adapt to online learning

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 10, 2020

The faculty and staff of Whitman College spent spring break preparing for the transition to online learning forced by the global outbreak of COVID-19. One of the core features of Whitman and other liberal...

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