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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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Phi Delta Theta, Sexual Violence Prevention reps look to the future

Ellen Ivens-Duran May 5, 2016
In the weeks since Phi Delta Theta's social functions were suspended, confusion and misinformation has pervaded campus, concurrent with rising frustration about sexual violence,
Phi House Plans for Solar Panels

Phi House Plans for Solar Panels

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 10, 2013
The Phi Delta Theta house is trying to become the most sustainable fraternity at Whitman by installing solar panels.
Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Serena Runyan April 25, 2013
For the competitors, Choral Contest is more than just a show; it's the culmination of months of effort.
The Greeks in Walla Walla

The Greeks in Walla Walla

Quin Nelson March 21, 2013
The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four sororities, to the south, and Whitman’s four fraternity houses to the north. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitman, with occasional recklessness that divide campus over controversial issues as well as tremendous fellowship that brings Whitties together. To properly understand how the Greek system has taken such a strong foothold in Whitman's social life, it’s imperative to start from the beginning.
Jesus Chaparro 13.  Photos by Devika Doowa.

Student Entrepreneurs Blend Art and Business to Create New Apparel Line

Mallory Martin February 14, 2013
He’s an art and economics double major and the executive secretary for Phi Delta Theta, but somehow he still found time to start his own business. Sophomore Jesus Chaparro reminds us just how creative and driven Whitties can be with his new Whitman-based business: Cryptid Apparel.
Credit: Faith Bernstein

Theft occurs in fraternities over Thanksgiving break

Shelly Le December 1, 2011
Over Thanksgiving break all four fraternities on campus were hit with a string of burglaries. According to Interfraternity Council Community Relations officer and junior Alejandro Fuentes, the burglaries occurred on two separate occasions. The first burglary occurred between 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23, and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Beta Theta Pi and Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Illustration: Julie Peterson

Sports, Greek life: A complementary relationship?

Matt Tesmond October 20, 2011
Greek life and varsity sports share many core goals: building a sense of family, working together to accomplish goals and, above all, having fun. So it is not surprising to find at Whitman a thriving culture of Greek athletes. Athletes' participation in Greek life, however, spans the spectrum from a positive relationship to a disruptive engagement.
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