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Reflections on place

Emma Foley, Feature reporter September 30, 2021

I arrived at Whitman and quickly dedicated myself to the library’s quiet room. Us quiet room regulars toiled away together night after night, sharing a space but never speaking. When campus reopened...

Whitman Student Still Facing Backlash for Opening and Finishing an Entire Bag of Chips in the Quiet Room

Ashlyn Quintus, Good with Salads February 8, 2018

After dinner on a seemingly regular Wednesday evening in Penrose Library, the normal hustle and bustle is accompanied with maximum side-chat and minimum work being completed in all realms of the campus’s...

Sneezing in the Quiet Room: 5 Tips to Recover the Respect of Your Peers

Winston Weigand March 30, 2017

If you’ve ever found yourself in the quiet room of Whitman College’s Penrose Library, then you certainly understand the severity of generating a sound louder than five decibels. For clarity, five decibels...

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