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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Paloma Link

Walla Walla’s First Congregational Church Welcomes New Pastor, Ann-Marie Illsley

Aya Mahmoudi, News Reporter October 26, 2023

Walla Walla’s First Congregational Church, the first division of the United Church of Christ, had a change in leadership on Sunday, Oct. 22.  The previous pastor, who has now taken a call (religious...

Majors as niche mythological gods

Samantha Fitts, Humor Editor May 4, 2023

There’s one thing I love in this world, and that’s knowing more about something than other people. The special interest I have chosen is mythology, and as such, I am now kin-assigning you to a god...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Growing up, growing apart and growing together

Sneh Chachra, Feature Writer April 20, 2023

Recently, I got into an argument with my brother. We both realized that our old tactics — fist fights and verbal banter that went too far — were not how we wanted to handle things anymore. It's no...

A closer look at Ramadan at Whitman

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter April 13, 2023

During the holy month of Ramadan, many students and faculty from Whitman’s Muslim community spend the month reconnecting with God. Ramadan is a month-long period of fasting, prayer and reflection, and...

Illustration by Alicia Buchter.

Whitman discusses dispute over academic freedom at Hamline University

Katherine Ellis, News Reporter February 23, 2023

On Feb. 14, Whitman’s Academic Freedom and Due Process Committee hosted a campus-wide conversation inviting students and faculty to discuss the recent controversy at Hamline University.  The incident...

Professor Matteo Bortolini talks on politics and religion in the U.S. and Italy

Paul Florence, News Reporter November 17, 2022

Visiting Professor of Sociology Matteo Bortolini from the University of Padua, Italy gave a talk in Olin Auditorium titled “Civil and Uncivil Religion: Politics, Religion and the Public Square in the...

Whitman moves toward compliance with Washington State religious observance law

Kasey Moulton, Podcast Editor December 9, 2021

Whitman continues to contend with its history as an institution founded by missionaries over a century after it abandoned its religious affiliation, but that contention does not exempt the College from...

Students in Stan Thayne’s Secularization of Whitman College course grapple with the College’s history

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter December 2, 2021

Despite the fact that Whitman’s namesake, Marcus Whitman, was a religious missionary, today Whitman has no institutional religious affiliation. This is a topic students in politics professor Stan Thayne’s...

Photos by Annie Means

Maintaining faith during a pandemic

Grace Jackson, News Reporter April 29, 2020

In the face of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, faith communities at Whitman College and around the world have had to adapt their worship.  For the Abrahamic faiths, important holidays occur in April....

Op-Ed: ‘Culture of Silence:’ What the WWU Administration Will Not Address

Jake Sloop, WWU Sophomore April 12, 2018

These past few weeks at Walla Walla University have been rocky, to say the least. Therefore, in this week’s Swap Issue, I hope to address some of the questions many Whitties have asked me about the blackface...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter March 8, 2018

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.”...

New Member of Scientology Surprised to Find Thetan Isn’t Satan with a Lisp: Tom Cruithe’th Thecret Comesth to Life

Rebecca Gluck, Life Choicer February 16, 2017

When Ron Hughes first beheld the brilliant blue Las Vegas motel that is the Church of Scientology, he was in awe. The building seemed to have an aura of holiness around it, aided by cameras that shifted...

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