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Athletes in Sororities

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

As many Whitman students know, it is easy to become involved in extracurricular activities on campus. Almost every Whittie has their “thing” — or perhaps many “things”— that define them and determines how they stay connected to others outside of classes. Varsity athletes make up over 20 ...

Exclusion and the Decline of Greek Life

Alondra Contreras, Opinion Columnist

May 3, 2018

What has been happening with Greek life this year? That is a great question and I know there has been many remarks about the way Greek life at Whitman has been handling certain situations. Last year, there was a huge problem with folks reporting being drugged at Greek functions. Whether or not the s...

Greek Life: Tragedy or Comedy?

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist

April 13, 2017

American universities across the nation are experiencing new and unforeseen questions of established college norms. Among the institutions questioned is Greek Life. Many detractors would say they perpetuate unhealthy behavior and exclusive social status. I can see all of these points as reasonable s...

Whitman Christian Fellowship Fundraises to Fight Sex Trafficking

Whitman Christian Fellowship Fundraises to Fight Sex Trafficking

Daniel Kim

April 25, 2013

Instead of spending money on drinks this weekend, members of the Whitman Christian Fellowship (WCF) will be donating cash to help adolescent girls escape the sex trade. Members of the club have set a goal to raise $2,500 for a nonprofit organization called Speak Up for the Poor, which works to make it ...

The Greeks in Walla Walla

The Greeks in Walla Walla

Quin Nelson

March 21, 2013

The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: to the south, Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four women's fraternities, and to the north, Whitman's four fraternity houses. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitm...

Alpha Phi finalizes bids, selective about members

Allison Work

October 13, 2011

With the colonization of an Alpha Phi women's fraternity chapter on the Whitman campus this fall, Greek life is changing. The new sorority, invited by the Panhellenic council last fall to colonize at Whitman, ended its recruitment process at the end of September and began sorority activities last week. "The...

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