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Whitman Wire

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Whitman Wire

School district meets standard quota of one creepy teacher

Ann Karneus, Recovering Candy Crush Addict October 3, 2019

Late last week, Barry Crendshaw was selected by the Fairfield, Iowa, school board to fill the highly anticipated creep-in-residence position.  As a cultural and institutional staple of the American...

Embracing the Unexpected

Peggy Li, Columnist April 14, 2016
We like to think, as people, that we have a great degree of control over our lives.

Snapchat Epidemic Annoyingly Persists

Ben Freedman, humor editor February 4, 2016

There is an epidemic spreading across the Whitman campus, and it shows no signs of decline. I’m talking of course, about Snapchatting. According to a recent poll, eight out of ten Whitman students admit...

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Poor school bathroom sanitation an obstacle to educating Indian girls

Hillary Smith October 23, 2014

Recently, I watched a news segment on MSNBC that discussed the problem of poor sanitation in girls' bathrooms in many schools in India. The reporter visited one school in New Delhi, where the girls'...

SFER Club Spreads the Word about Education on Campus

SFER Club Spreads the Word about Education on Campus

Josephine Adamski April 24, 2014

Students For Education Reform is a national student-lead organization dedicated to spreading awareness about educational reform and education injustice. Whitman College's chapter was established with...

New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

Daniel Kim March 13, 2014

In April, citizens of Walla Walla will be voting on a new bond to renovate aging Walla Walla High School. It was created in response to the rejection of a previous bond to update the school last spring. The...

Knowledge is Power is Freedom

Sayda Morales February 15, 2013

I went to high school with Gossip Girl, and as the series suggests, she also made my life quite difficult. Nestled comfortably in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Nightingale-Bamford School, costing...

Technology can help with dropping achievement gap

Alfredo Villaseñor November 10, 2011

It's not uncommon to find unflattering statistics about our nation's educational achievements; while countries like Finland and China are getting ahead in math and science, our average SAT reading scores...

Catchin’ Up

Spencer Wharton October 9, 2011

I haven't posted for a couple of weeks. My bad. It hasn't been for a lack of content: there are always tons of stories to tell: but rather a lack of time. Last week was especially stressful, and I'll try...

Rainy days in Kyoto

Spencer Wharton September 20, 2011

  Today, it rained. We've had a couple days of rain before, but mostly of the drizzle and sprinkle varieties. Today, it was rain all day; big, heavy drops dripping down from a uniformly gray...

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