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Sorority Recruitment Kicks Off With New Acrobatics Portion of the Selection Process

Maude Lustig, Hot "No Diggity" Dog

September 24, 2018

Disclaimer: The Wire must disclose that the author of the following article did not “get into” the sorority she wanted during rush. But she is NOT bitter. She made that very clear to us. Well, it’s been two weeks since school started, and you know what that means: it’s time for first-year...

Delta Gamma Nuclear Program Reaches New Heights

Clara Wheeler, Super Professional

February 9, 2017

Whitman’s own chapter of Delta Gamma has reportedly filed a demand with the United States government to become their own sovereign nation, called DelGameria. This demand, which was initially met with scoffs and condescending head pats, is being taken more seriously after Delta Gamma revealed that they...

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Christy Carley, News Editor

September 15, 2016

It was the summer of ‘69 when all incoming students of Whitman College last received a letter encouraging them to refrain from participating in fall Greek organization recruitment. This past  Friday, many first years returned to their dorm rooms to find that a similar letter had been slipped unde...

Ritualistic elitism rings in new year

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

September 15, 2016

Recruitment season is upon us, which means the annual battle of the elitists commences in full swing. Every year around this time, Whitman students bunch their collective panties and prepare themselves for the showmanship of the everlasting conflict between Greeks and independents. For a few weeks in th...

Sororities Settle With Quasi-Autonomy For Foreseeable Future

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

March 3, 2016

As we all know, Whitman has a longstanding tradition of reminding women that they are the inferior sex. Earlier in Whitman history, this tradition took the form of forcing women to live on campus all four years and registering male guests in Memorial Hall. Chastity belts were also provided in the health...

Home Sweet Dorm

Home Sweet Dorm

Megan Hearst and Emma Cooper, A&E Staff Writers

February 25, 2016

Underclassmen share how they creatively decorate their rooms in interest houses and residence halls.

Super PACs invade Greek life

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

January 28, 2016

The most recent Greek election cycle brought with it the addition of student-operated super political action committees (super PACs). You may have heard the term “super PAC” thrown around by the 2016 presidential candidates and that kid who read one New York Times op-ed and now won’t stop brin...

Theta raises whopping amount for CASA

Geoffrey Leach

March 12, 2015

On March 7, it was once again time for Kappa Alpha Theta's annual fundraiser, Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew. Each year, Kappa Alpha Theta nationally raises money to support the Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA). The Whitman chapter of Theta women's fraternity puts on Walla Walla's Best...

Women’s fraternities cope with increased recruitment numbers

Annie Roge

October 3, 2014

Whitman College's 2014 fall women's fraternity formal recruitment drew to a close last Monday, after the school's highest-ever turnout of 150 girls entering the process. Surpassing last year's impressive count of 143, this year's recruitment numbers indicate well the rising popularity of Greek life on...

Senior year provides new perspectives on Greek life

Martina Pansze

October 3, 2014

Within a few weeks of arriving to campus, first-years are faced with the decision of whether or not they want to go Greek. For many upperclassmen involved with men's and women's fraternities, however, the scene is much different than what they anticipated. Senior Zachary Gordy, a member of Tau Kappa...

Despite pressure, rush provides new avenues for growth

Kamna Shastri

October 3, 2014

From the third-story window of Prentiss Hall on Sept. 21, I can hear a rush of energy as women move out the main door into the grassy courtyard. Their voices carry loud and clear, gushing with excitement. They are heading out for their final day of formal recruitment. Formal recruitment is the process...

Kappa Alpha Theta fundraiser reaches out to Walla Walla community

Patricia Vanderbilt

March 1, 2012

Credit: Faith Bernstein Eleven dance groups made up of Whitman students as well as dancers from Walla Walla will showcase their talents at Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew, to be held at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall on Friday, March 2. The event is the newest evolution of the yearly Kappa Alpha Theta fundrais...

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