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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, the aggressive, shark-infested waters of orientation grow a little calmer. Clad in Birkenstocks and Su...

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 a different city. After losing the SuperSonics to relocation in 2008, investors have made a strong pu...

Style Spotlight: Catherine Fisher

Photo by Missy Gerlach

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.

Tacocat brings big sound to Reid

Tacocats performing in Reid Campus Center. Photo by Alan Mendoza.

Emma Cooper

November 9, 2015

Wednesday night at 8:00pm, Reid Coffee House hosted the Seattle band Tacocat for an evening of musical paradise.

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

Photo contributed by Kelly O / The Stranger.

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 16. Whitman activists will join other environmentalists from the sHELL NO coalition to demonstrate...

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 success is not one. A group comprised of four Whitman ‘12 grads, they recently released their so...

State book awards include faculty work

Professor Scott Elliott. Photo by Hayley Turner.

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 the competition includes "We Live in Water" by Jess Walters, author of the New York Times best seller...

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 but was arrested for leaving her 2-year-old and 6-month-old children in her car for 45 minutes while s...

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 is a new company that partners with colleges to act as a connector between college students...

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: One thing matters in professional sports: winning. Anyone who says otherwise can go take their "it...

Alaska Air’s 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 Air of the Walla Walla airport changed its cutoff time for checking into a flight from 30 minutes to 40 minutes, specif...

Long-Distance Cyclists of Whitman

Long-Distance Cyclists of Whitman

Isabel Mills

October 10, 2013

Most people are aware of Whitman's impressive cycling team. Lesser known are the handful of students, unaffiliated with the team, who have completed some pretty remarkable rides. In the past two years, three Whitman students started the school year off with a bang by riding their bikes from the...

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