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Dean de Benedictis embarks on mountainous musical odyssey

caitlinhardee September 8, 2011
Dean de Benedictis is known for pioneering a form of a cappella ambient music that he refers to as Acambient. He is head of the electronic music label Fateless Records. His latest project—to record his music on the summits of the Cascades.

Tips for Thailand

September 8, 2011
Seven tips for touring and eating around Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Whitman students in China explore multiculturalism

September 8, 2011
This summer I was part of a group of 13 Whitman students who spent six weeks in China, led by Professor of Anthropology Charles McKhann and Adjunct Instructor of Chinese Wencui Zhao. The main goal of the trip was to give our group the opportunity to study Chinese.
Credit: Binta Loos-Diallo

Whitties get WISE, gain new perspective on Walla Walla youth

Sandra Matsevilo September 8, 2011
“Since my parents went to college I always assumed . . . that I would get into a college and attend later on," said senior Hayley Mauck, an RA for the Whitman Institute of Scholastic Enrichment (WISE) program.

Guatemalan kitchens go beyond stove

Sean McNulty September 8, 2011
This summer, four other Whitman students and I took a crash course in international development from a small village of subsistence farmers on the fertile plains of Guatemala's Pacific coast.

No More Deaths tackles injustice along U.S.-Mexico border

September 8, 2011
The federally condoned violence along the U.S./Mexico border is another chapter in the United States' abuse and exploitation of a refugee population and a disempowered racial group. Those who suffer most have the least resources and political power.

Whitman alumna works with USAID in Africa

Karah Kemmerly September 8, 2011
Whitman alumna Jennifer Crow-Yang '97, now regional contact and agreement officer for the United States Agency of National Development, has spent several years working on development projects in Ghana, Africa.

Environmentalism in Bolivia close to home

Libby Arnosti September 8, 2011
The first time I tried to explain what I study to a new friend in Bolivia, he laughed in my face. “An environmental studies major would die of hunger here," he snorted.

Permaculture farm seeks alternative to commercial farming

Rachel Alexander September 8, 2011
Driving to Hacienda Ilitio is a bit of an adventure. The farm is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Cotopaxi, one of the tallest active volcanoes in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Once-termed ‘problem rodent’ undergoing rehabilitation

September 8, 2011
Beaver do not permeate the landscape as they once did; in fact, there are relatively few dams in the fertile river ecosystems. The reason? Initially, fir trapping. At present, cows. Fortunately for the semi-aquatic rodents, Mary O'Brien is fighting to ensure that beaver begin to repopulate streams across Utah to bring back these invaluable qualities to the ecosystem.

Sociology of Star Trek focuses on enlightenment ideals

Molly Johanson September 8, 2011
Star Trek has always been part of my cultural lexicon. I know I wasn't the only one on the playground in grade school proclaiming, “Resistance is futile!"
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