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Whitman Climbing Center to reopen its doors to students

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Editor

October 5, 2020

The Whitman Climbing Center will be opening to students with new safety guidelines. The center will have a limited capacity of 20 individuals, including staff, all of whom must be cleared to be on campus. Climbers will be expected to reserve a one-hour time slot before they arrive at the gym; they...

Arts from afar

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Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

April 16, 2020

Whitman College, like many other colleges around the world, is facing a lot of difficulties right now. In times of confusion and chaos, people often gravitate towards the arts to give them a sense of community and purpose. However, without the ability to hold in-person events, many students are findi...

32 ways to be productive during a Zoom “class” with your camera and mic off

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

Annelise Ellingboe, Creature

April 14, 2020

Watch seasons one through six of "Sex and the City." Watch the first "Sex and the City" movie. But don’t watch the second "Sex and the City" movie!! Manically disinfect all of your door handles. Disinfect your phone. Wait — stop — don’t touch your face! Call your mom. ...

Whitman professors adapt to online learning

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Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

The faculty and staff of Whitman College spent spring break preparing for the transition to online learning forced by the global outbreak of COVID-19. One of the core features of Whitman and other liberal arts colleges are the small, discussion-based classes. Whitman’s average class size is 15,...

Students contend with the impact of coronavirus in daily life

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor

April 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the lives of Whitman students. The majority of buildings on campus have shut down and Washington state residents have been ordered to stay home. As a result, students have been grappling with the physical and mental effects of the coronavirus in everyday ...

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