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House of former RAs build too much community

Grace Jackson, News Editor April 7, 2022

When 6 former Residents Assistants (RAs) moved into 6969 Valencia St—or the Hague—they were all excited to get away from the first-years. “We’d all been working so hard on programs that no one...

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer January 26, 2017

Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and...

Illustration by Haley King

Resident Assistant Training

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director December 7, 2016

A lot is expected of Resident Assistants (RAs) at Whitman. They are confidants, leaders, and enforcers to their residents. To cope with these various pressures, the Residence Life office holds a ten-day...

Illustration: Alex Bailey

Money a secondary concern when applying to be an RA

Rose Woodbury November 10, 2011

Resident Assistants get free room and board, but most students don't seem to be applying for the position primarily for the financial benefits. This year, 75 students applied to be RAs, a higher number...

‘Lady RA RA’ brings excitement to RA applications

Molly Johanson October 14, 2010

"RA RA Res-Life!"  This year's posters advertising resident assistant applications for 2011, which are due Friday, Oct. 15, are particularly eye-catching. "It was one of those 'aha!' moments,"...

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