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Walla Walla and Whitman communities celebrate Unity Week with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March, civil rights display, social justice training and a keynote address followed by a discussion.

Inaugural Unity Week promotes engagement in activism

Alasdair Padman and Emma Fletcher-Frazer February 6, 2020

Whitman College, in coordination with Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla residents, hosted its inaugural Unity Week – a week of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther...

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Wow: Everyone’s Pissed and Exhausted

Ashlyn Quintus, Small Grandmother October 13, 2018

A recent study by those who rightly give a shit about humanity finds that everyone who is anyone is not only pissed, but exhausted. With an administration that is constantly challenging intrinsic rights...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter March 8, 2018

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.”...

Paul Ryan’s search for love

Clara Wheeler, Pirate Administrative Professional April 2, 2017

Paul Ryan (B-KN) has always looked like he is trying to hold back tears of disappointment, but in recent weeks, his expression betrays the great heartbreak hiding behind a thin façade. “I really thought...

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

Seasoned Campus Liberals Gear up for New Year of Political Apathy

Megumi Rierson, Staff Writer September 8, 2016

The advent of the new school year brings with it the return of Whitman’s famously liberal, politically-engaged student body. The campus becomes a treasure trove of meaningful political discussion sparked...

Super PACs invade Greek life

Megumi Rierson, staff writer January 28, 2016

The most recent Greek election cycle brought with it the addition of student-operated super political action committees (super PACs). You may have heard the term “super PAC” thrown around by the 2016...

NSA Activity Cannot be Ignored

Bill Landefeld December 5, 2013

Just when you thought you could escape the madness of class just before finals, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald leak another classified National Security Agency (NSA) document that shakes the world. While...

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