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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Whitman Hosts Symbolic Pášx̣apa Powwow

Aya Mahmoudi, News Reporter December 7, 2023

The inaugural Pášxapa Powwow took place at Whitman on Nov. 18. In collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and Walla Walla Community College, Whitman’s...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Student who Learned Too Broadly tells all

Grace Canny, I know my business here November 2, 2023

On Nov. 1st, she arrived at Penrose Library’s front desk in a haggard state. She smelled like she’d been soaking in Enlighten Mint Yerba Mate and her hand was reflexively curled in perfect 0.5...

Whitman Fundraiser Campaign “Upward Together” Kicks off

Whitman Fundraiser Campaign “Upward Together” Kicks off

Aya Mahmoudi, News Reporter October 19, 2023

This week, Whitman College announced a goal to raise 200 million dollars in funds through their new “Upward Together” campaign. Oct. 13 was the official date when alumni from across the country...

Students reflect on how Whitman’s president stays active on campus

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter April 27, 2023

Have you ever not seen President Bolton at any campus event? Whitman's newest president has quickly gained a reputation for seemingly being everywhere on campus at once, whether it be at a Harper Joy show...

Planning the presidential installation

Sam Patterson, Campus Life Reporter April 27, 2023

The time has come to officially welcome Whitman College’s new president. On Friday, April 28 at 5:00 pm, Sarah Bolton will formally start her tenure through the customary presidential installation. The...

Illustration by Payton Davies.

International Women’s Day: gender equality beyond representation

Goldie Cameron, News Reporter March 9, 2023

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8. It is a day to recognize the achievements and contributions of women around the world. The day is also an opportunity to highlight the progress...

Illustration by Eleanor Amer.

An interview with President Bolton: the complete unredacted version

Conor Bartol, It’s not a tin foil hat, it’s an aluminum chapeau September 29, 2022

Did you enjoy The Wire’s interview with Whitman president Sarah Bolton a few weeks back? Well, buckle up and ready your brain pan for this juicy truth nugget—you’ve been fed lies, a true crock of...

Illustration by Megan Suka.

There’s something in the way she moves: Sarah Bolton’s Beatles Insta post summons George Harrison’s ghost

Carmel Stephan, The real life taxman (watch out) September 22, 2022

For those of you who may not be privy, last Friday, the Whitman College Instagram posted a Beatlesque “Happy Friday” post of new President (and secret fifth Beatle?) Sarah Bolton. As it turns out,...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

President Bolton outlines her plans for Whitman’s future

Sara Marshall, News Editor September 15, 2022

President Sarah Bolton has begun her official tenure as Whitman’s 15th president. Bolton arrived in Walla Walla in the middle of July and assumed the mantle of presidency with the start of the fall...

Illustration by Astrid Ketcham.

In between presidents: Kathy Murray v. Sarah Bolton

Rachel Husband, Yes, it's me again May 12, 2022

Here’s the truth: I am deeply saddened to see Kathy Murray leave Whitman College. She brought me fame, a weensy fortune and a wealth of joy in my time as a humor writer and editor for The Wire.  I’ve...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Whitman president fired due to the scandalous “promise of a Walla Walla sweet onion”

Grace Canny, Root Vegetable Enthusiast February 17, 2022

Last Monday, outgoing president Kathy Murray was prematurely fired due to an incident involving Gmail, an unnamed faculty member, and the Walla Walla Sweet Onion. It appears, from the stash of emails,...

Photograph Contributed by Sarah Bolton

Getting to know Whitman’s incoming president Dr. Sarah Bolton

Sara Marshall, News Reporter February 10, 2022

On Jan. 11, 2022, Dr. Sarah Bolton was named Whitman’s new president, concluding a year-long search by the Presidential Search Committee. The announcement was made virtually in a Zoom meeting hosted...

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