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Beyond the Bubble: Normalized violence against Salvadorian women and the military controlled government in Myanmar

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Content warning: This article contains discussion of intense violence and sexual assault. The state of women in El Salvador On Nov. 3, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reported...

Walla Walla is protesting, why aren’t Whitties?

Alanna Sherman, Columnist November 11, 2021

Walla Walla may be a small city, but that does not suppress the flow of passion for human rights among residents. Downtown is known for its restaurants, wineries, boutiques and live music, but it also...

Anti-abortion laws and consequential protests erupt nationally

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter October 21, 2021

It has been fifty years since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, yet abortion rights are still on the table across the country. In the wake of these laws being decided upon, protests against anti-abortion...

Photo contributed by Peter Shultz.

Pandemics, protests and politics: Melissa Harris-Perry delivers talk on race

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter November 19, 2020

The Race, Violence and Health academic theme group hosted a talk by Professor of Politics and International Affairs Melissa Harris-Perry entitled "Blackness 2020: Pandemic, Protest and Politics" on Monday,...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

A country embroiled in protests: Whitman Belarusian students face crisis over undemocratic election back home

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter November 12, 2020

Before returning to Walla Walla for the fall semester, Whitman senior Yana Miakshyla spent three days without internet access in her home country of Belarus, starting the eve of the country’s presidential...

No justice, no peace: protesting for Black lives in downtown Walla Walla

“No justice, no peace”: protesting for Black lives in downtown Walla Walla

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter June 4, 2020

Lindsey Luna was driving home on Friday morning when she saw a woman standing at Land Title Plaza in downtown Walla Walla, holding a sign that read “justice." Luna, a Latina community advocate, decided...

Illustration by Claire Revere

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter September 22, 2016

Before Whitman’s home volleyball game on Sept. 16, senior Cherokee Washington released a letter of solidarity informing the Whitman community that she would decline to stand during the game’s national...

Product of anti-racism protests emerge

Lachlan Johnson October 16, 2014

Rallies and protests against racism last year led to a series of changes on campus this fall, as the college follows through on promises made to student protesters. Classes have already been canceled for...

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