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March For Their Lives

March For Their Lives

March 29, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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 the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The local march was organized by a group of students from ...

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

Chris Meabe

March 8, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

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 you are. In fact, they don’t know a thing about you, and the best thing we can do about it is get piss...

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


Filed under Events, NEWS

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 for students to talk one on one with the six panelists in a drop in session from 2-4 in Reid G...

Continuing the Conversation: Politics of Material Memory

Continuing the Conversation: Politics of Material Memory

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

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 on the statue of Marcus Whitman were painted red. This past Friday, students, faculty and staff gathered...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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 the parking lot of the First Congregational Church at 10 a.m. Signs bobbed amongst the crowd with quip...

Our Liberal Echo Chamber

Our Liberal Echo Chamber

India Flinchum, Columnist

September 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION

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 53.7 percent of Walla Walla voted for Donald J. Trump during the 2016 general election. Besides,...

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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 Warning” sent out by Dean of Student Chuck Cleveland on the topic that morning, students voiced c...

The Purposes of Protesting

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

February 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION

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” or “this is what democracy looks like” packs the same kind of punch as finishing the first st...

Whitman Finds Its Voice

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Since the election of Donald Trump, activists in the Whitman community have described a flood of political energy in search of outlet. Groups are mobilizing to build relationships and organize a community anxious to engage with a presidential administration embroiled in controversy unprecedented in mo...

Whitman Community Joins Nationwide Airport Protests

Whitman Community Joins Nationwide Airport Protests

Chris Hankin, News Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Just over a week after the Women’s March on Walla Walla drew historic crowds to Main Street, activists organized a rally at the Walla Walla airport to protest President Trump’s immigration ban on passport holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Whitman students, faculty and staff worked...

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Chris Hankin, News Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, VIDEOS

Less than 24 hours after former businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as president of the United States, protestors took to the streets in more than 200 cities across the country and across the globe. More than one million people came together in their separate locales to support one another...

When Does a Pledge Delayed Become a Promise Betrayed?

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Baker Ferguson Professor of Politics and Leadership

January 24, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The documentary “Agents of Change,” shown in Maxey Auditorium last Thursday, taught us that creation of Black Studies programs at San Francisco State College and Cornell University in 1968-69 was anything but peaceful. At San Francisco, a Black Studies Department was established only after a general...

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