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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

11/8: The Day the World Trumpfed

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist November 17, 2016

Most of us spent the days following the catastrophe in a daze. You could see it in the eyes: professors, students and administrators gazing vacantly into space, as if they had all just witnessed a plane...

Reactions to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Detract from Bigger Issue

Ben Shoemake, Columnist April 21, 2016
What interests me most, though, aren't the particularities of the bill or the conversations surrounding it, but the complete and total lack of perspective surrounding trans rights in general, which these recent events have served to make apparent.
Climate Changes Intersectionality

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist February 11, 2016
At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.
Helping Indigenous People

Helping Indigenous People

Jose Guerrero Coronado November 4, 2015

Upon the commencement of European colonization in the Americas, Native American populations immediately began to wane. With the reduction of their numbers, came a loss of their traditions, lifestyles,...

Poverty is Now a Woman Thing

Hillary Smith April 22, 2014

The other day, I was perusing the Women section of Huffington Post when I came across an article (surprise, surprise) about Maria Shriver's recent report on American women's financial situation. The report...

Students Volunteer to Spread Knowledge About Earned Income Tax Credit

Daniel Kim March 5, 2013
Whitman students are currently working together with the Walla Walla Asset Building Coalition on the earned income tax credit campaign, a project that works to educate the local families of Walla Walla the possible tax returns they are able to receive.

Nowhere to go: Homeless youth in Walla Walla have few resources available

Patricia Vanderbilt February 9, 2012
Walla Walla has emergency shelters for women, men and families who find themselves without a place to stay the night. But there is nowhere for homeless youth to go.
Graphic by Huang

ASWC has beef with meat dress, rejects appeal

caitlinhardee December 8, 2011
Junior Clare Spatola-Knoll's request for ASWC funding to recreate Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress was denied and her appeal was defeated in a 15-3 vote, but not without extensive debate.

Society needs to care

Heather Nichols-Haining April 29, 2010

If you raise the standards of living for select communities, you will raise the standard of living for everyone. As an ardent supporter of increasing public spending to pull more people out of poverty,...

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