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The three C’s of cinema: Why college movie nights are our most important form of gathering

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter May 16, 2021

Remember when we used to watch movies with other people? It feels like an eternity ago that community was still part of our cinematic vocabulary. Back when movie theaters brimmed with eager cinephiles...

Photo by Michael Lans.

“Statues are for heroes”: School clubs rally for removal of Marcus Whitman statue

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

Whitman Teaches The Movement (WTTM) and Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) held a protest on April 23 to finally remove the Marcus Whitman statue from campus. The protest focused...

“It momentarily punctured the Whitman bubble”: Assessing the Scholar Strike

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter September 24, 2020

Several Whitman professors participated in the national Scholar Strike on Sept. 8 and 9 in an effort to educate the community and symbolically stand against police brutality and racial inequality. Teachers...

Editorial: In support of the Black Lives Matter movement

Content Warning: This editorial includes discussion of racially-motivated violence and police brutality. The same applies to many of the links. In the past week, cities have erupted in protest in response...

March For Their Lives

March For Their Lives

March 29, 2018

Members of the Walla Walla community joined the local high school and many other high schools and supporters around the country for the March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24th as a response to...

Op-Ed: The Trustees Don’t Care About You, So Get Pissed

Chris Meabe March 8, 2018

The members of the Board of Trustees don’t care about you. If you ask them, they will sincerely insist otherwise because they truly believe they care about you. The problem is, they have no clue who...

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor February 8, 2018

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Continuing the Conversation: Politics of Material Memory

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter February 1, 2018

On October 9, 2017, recognized nationally as Columbus Day and unofficially as Indigenous People’s day, the portrait of Narcissa Whitman hanging in the Great Hall of Prentiss was defaced and the hands...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter January 25, 2018

On Saturday, Jan. 20, over 2,000 people participated in the Women’s March On Walla Walla to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. The welcoming rally began in...

Illustration by Claire Revere

Our Liberal Echo Chamber

India Flinchum, Columnist September 28, 2017

While Whitman can often feel like an echo-chamber of liberal thought, the surrounding city of Walla Walla poses a stark contrast to the ultra-liberal ideology that permeates our campus. In fact, roughly...

Dean Cleveland addressing the crowd. Many students vocalized their concern that the administration was not being transparent enough about the way past druggings are being dealt with.

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor April 13, 2017

Administration officials and concerned students met this week after reports of another drugging at an all-campus Greek party last weekend. At a forum at Harper Joy Theater on Sunday, following a “Timely...

Illustration by Claire Revere

The Purposes of Protesting

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist February 23, 2017

When you are standing in the middle of a crowd of protesters it’s hard not to get the impression that something is being done. Thousands of people chanting in unison “education not deportation”...

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