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Athletes Grapple with High Rates of Sexual Assault Accusations

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter February 2, 2017

While many of Whitman's varsity sports teams continue to see outstanding success on the field, concerning off-field behavior has been brought to light as the school continues to see high rates of sexual...

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Sara Platnick April 21, 2016
FACE and ASWC hosted the annual Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 14.
Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Anuradha Lingappa April 17, 2014

Wizard rock is a genre of music generated by the fan culture surrounding the Harry Potter books. Since J.K. Rowling and the books themselves are so universally popular, many fans look closer to home...

Illustration by Tyler Schuh

Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement

Karah Kemmerly April 18, 2013

In 1917, Mary Shipman Penrose, the wife of Whitman College president Stephen B. Penrose, was the first president of the Walla Walla YWCA. Almost one hundred years later, Whitman and the YWCA are joining...

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