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OP-ED: Scrambles: Should we mourn their passing?

Walker Orr, Senior

December 12, 2019

I’d like to offer a few uninformed thoughts about the proposed gutting of the Scrambles program. This has been big news around campus lately, and I have friends and acquaintances who are very upset about this development. My intuition tells me that it’s a bad idea from a business standpoint — Scramble...

Reorienting the first year experience

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

December 9, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dean of Students Kazi Joshua sent out an email to the student body addressing a potential removal of the first-year pre-orientation "Immersion" programs, which includes Scrambles, SCOREs and Explorations.  The proposed restructuring of orientation and pre-orientation was develope...

Unpacking Whitman’s Outdoor Program

Unpacking Whitman's Outdoor Program

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter

October 27, 2016

“The outdoor program fosters personal growth, facilitates learning and creates recreational opportunities through skills and risk management training, leadership development and environmentally sound trips in a supportive community.” This is the Whitman College Outdoor Program’s mission and...

Whitewater frees student from “disabled” label

Allison Bolgiano

October 20, 2010

"All the differences were on the shore," Scramble leader sophomore John Whiting said about first-year MiKayla Briere, one of his whitewater rafting Scramblers. Briere is different from the average Whitman first-year in several ways. Not a member of the Seattle or Portland multitudes, she hails from...

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