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Anti-violence and the Black Lives Matter movement

Ava Liponis, Columnist October 22, 2020

The 1960s Black Power activist formerly known as H. Rap Brown once said that violence is “as American as cherry pie.” Black Lives Matter protests in June and July were sites of alarming acts of violence....

Illustration by Nathaly Perez


Maddie Ott, America's Next Top Waddle September 23, 2018

WHITMAN CAMPUS—Navigating the maze of small talk remains a laughable topic year after year at First-Year Orientation. However, if you enter Whitman campus surrounded by an abundance of familiar faces,...

NHL Expansion for the Emerald City?

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer October 10, 2017

As the Vegas Golden Knights dropped the puck for the first time in the sparkling new T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday, hopeful National Hockey League fans in Seattle saw their dream of expansion actualized in...

Photo by Missy Gerlach

Style Spotlight: Catherine Fisher

Allison Hall, Staff Writer April 7, 2016
There is a commonly held notion that style is an expression of one’s personality—however, sophomore Catherine Fisher's style is an expression of exactly the opposite.
Tacocats performing in Reid Campus Center. Photo by Alan Mendoza.

Tacocat brings big sound to Reid

Emma Cooper November 9, 2015
Wednesday night at 8:00pm, Reid Coffee House hosted the Seattle band Tacocat for an evening of musical paradise.
Photo contributed by Kelly O / The Stranger.

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Allie Donahue May 7, 2015

Shell's Arctic fleet is moving north to the Port of Seattle, and a coalition of environmental groups, including a group of students from Whitman, is planning to protest in a flotilla of kayaks on May...

For Chastity Belt, it’s ‘Time to Go Home’

Sarah Cornett April 23, 2015

"It was just an illusion," sings Julie Shapiro on "Drone," the opening track of Chastity Belt's latest album Time to Go Home. Some things may be an illusion for Seattle band Chastity Belt, but their...

Professor Scott Elliott. Photo by Hayley Turner.

State book awards include faculty work

James Kennedy October 9, 2014

Whitman Professor Scott Elliott's 2013 novel, "Temple Grove," has become a finalist in the Washington State Book Awards for fiction. The winner of the award will be announced in Seattle on Oct. 10, and...

Shanesha Taylor’s Case Displays Need for Change in Justice System

Alisha Agard April 17, 2014

Shanesha Taylor, a 35-year-old single mother in Arizona, was recently arrested and charged on two counts of child abuse. She wasn't arrested for hitting her children or abandoning her children for days...

SEC Partners with Koru

Sam Grainger-Shuba March 6, 2014

Whitman's Student Engagement Center announced their partnership with Seattle-based company Koru on Feb. 20, adding to the array of post-Whitman resources the SEC offers to Whitman students and young alumni. Koru...

Seattle, Bay Area Battle for Sports Supremacy

Quin Nelson December 5, 2013

Seattle and San Francisco are two of the finest sports towns in the nation, but who has it better: the Emerald City or the Bay? Reporter Dylan Snyder and Sports Editor Quin Nelson weigh in. Dylan:...

Alaska Airs Flight Cutoff Time Shortened

Alaska Air’s Flight Cutoff Time Shortened

Sam Grainger-Shuba November 14, 2013

Whitman College students will no longer be able to catch flights last minute out of Walla Walla, which may cause frustration during the end of semester rush to return home. Effective on Oct. 30, Horizon/Alaska...

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