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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

First Month Bucket List

Grace Canny, all knowing September 14, 2023

Hello to all you readers of The Wire! Another academic year at our four-year-degree-granting-institution-of-choice has started and the buzz of ~1500 young people fills our campus again. Whether you’re...

Photo by Michael Martin.

The Sweet Onion Crank is approaching: Q&A with student organizer Keathley Pinney Brown

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter April 21, 2022

The Sweet Onion Crank, Whitman’s annual rock-climbing competition is returning to campus on April 23. The Wire interviewed first year organizer Keathley Pinney Brown to learn more about the competition...

Whitman Climbing Center to reopen its doors to students

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Editor October 5, 2020

The Whitman Climbing Center will be opening to students with new safety guidelines. The center will have a limited capacity of 20 individuals, including staff, all of whom must be cleared to be on campus....

White Smoke Billows Out of the Climbing Gym; Crowds Eagerly Await Announcement of next Rock Pope

Anthony Reale, Mickey Shin's Cheez-It Fetish February 8, 2018

The Whitman College climbing gym eagerly awaits the announcement of the Rock Pope after the characteristic white smoke and scent of armpits wafted out of the climbing gym Tuesday. This occurrence was...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter April 6, 2017

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s...

Lit Review: “The Great American Dirtbags”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor February 4, 2016
In “The Dirtbag Manifesto,” Mehall tells the story of how he came to be a “born-again dirtbag.”

Outdoor Climbing in Vantage: rather hot but still enjoyable!

charlottehill July 13, 2012

Last weekend, the day after the 4th of July I headed to Vantage, Wash. to climb during the weekend with a group of friends.  I climbed with Kayla Erickson (who I have mentioned in previous blog posts)...

Whitties climb outside at Little Si: fun and success for all!

charlottehill July 8, 2012

Last week, I kicked off the beginning of July by climbing outside with a group of three other Whitties--Tristan, Tom and Sebastian--at Exit 32, better known as Little Si. Little Si (near Mount Si) is a...

The Curse Against Climbing Outside and Climbs I Find “Hard”

charlottehill June 24, 2012

I have yet to climb outside this summer. Alas, there seems to be a curse against me climbing outside lately because all the plans I've had to do so this summer have fallen through. Most recently, I was...

Climbing Blog #2: Rock climbing gyms in Seattle and more!

charlottehill June 1, 2012

Note: If this is your first time reading my blog and you are unfamiliar/new to climbing, I highly recommend you look over the introduction to climbing guide provided in my first post.  Definitions for...

Climbing Blog #1: Rock Climbing in Seattle and Rock Climbing Basics

charlottehill May 26, 2012

Hi, my name is Charlotte Hill! I'm 21 years old, an English major, and entering my senior year at Whitman College.  In my blog I will discuss my personal experiences rock climbing at the climbing gyms...

Credit: Faith Bernstein

Climbing wall opens to community

Sam Chapman November 10, 2011
Now, red letters on the Climbing Center's website proclaim a change to the policy that loosens requirements for use of the wall. Students, faculty and staff may bring unlimited family and two guests for a fee of seven dollars.
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