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Pretentious Student Overly Proud of Guatemala Spring Break Service Trip

Ben Freedman, humor editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Humor

Intent on venturing abroad during break while still helping out the less fortunate, first-year Brian Saunders selflessly spent his Spring Break painting doors throughout rural southeastern Guatemala. Having turned down tantalizing offers from friends to go to Cabo or Miami, Saunders is satisfied with...

Discovering How to Travel Alone

Discovering How to Travel Alone

Aleida Fernandez

April 29, 2014


Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, Sprechen Sie Englisch?

When you travel alone there is a definite fear that you'll be lonely. With just your thoughts as company in a strange, new city it's hard to imagine having a good time without someone to share it with. Isn't that what travel is all about? Experiencing and sharing in new cultures with other people? Whe...

Phi Delta Theta Installs New Solar Panels

Phi Delta Theta Installs New Solar Panels

Daniel Kim

April 17, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Over spring break, junior Joseph Heegaard finished his three-year project of installing 14 solar panels on the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house, making Whitman's Phi Delta Theta house the second fraternity in the nation to have installed solar panels. The panels are Oregon-made and the entire sy...

The beginning of passover break

Serena Runyan

April 6, 2014


Filed under Living in History

This is another post written on a bus. This time we're heading home from a school trip titled "yam le yam" or "sea to sea". The idea is to hike from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee, but in reality we did a couple day hikes inbetween driving from place to place. Regardless, it was a great few...

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Nathan Fisher

April 1, 2014


Filed under A&E, Circuit, Movie Reviews, Reviews

After a (hopefully) adventurous spring break, it will be prime time to buckle down as spring semester ends and finals loom.  This means the books really need to be cracked open, but those still in denial and in need for continued procrastination will welcome the spring crop of movies Hollywood is offering...

Águas de Março (Waters of March)

John Reed

March 14, 2014


Filed under A&E Blogs, BLOGS, Tuggboat Art Life

Hey. I'm done with midterms. It's officially spring break. I hope everyone has a great one and here's a song to kick it off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qle1OrunKnE It's called "Águas de Março" and it's performed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina. Cheers, -DJYT Tom Job...

How to Have The Best Spring Break Ever!

Tara McCulloch

March 13, 2014


Filed under Humor

Have no idea what to do over spring break? Have no fear! As everyone knows, the best solution for any type of confusion is to view a Hollywood film on the mystifying topic. Over the years, film has taught me so many incredibly valuable lessons. "Iron Man 2" showed me that women can fight crime as...

Summer Movie Preview

Summer Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher

May 2, 2013


Filed under A&E

Sun's out, shorts on, jacket ditched, finals looming and summer vacation with lots of time for movies is just around the corner. New releases coming out this summer thankfully seem interesting and filled with huge explosions and a few laughs. Here's a brief list of the movies that have caught my eye to ...

Whitman Group Rafts the Grand Canyon

Whitman Group Rafts the Grand Canyon

Tristan Gavin

March 7, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

Over spring break, senior Devin Kuh, three other students and a group of 11 Whitman alumni will be rafting through 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. For Kuh, the trip is a culmination of interests he has fostered during his time at Whitman and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to...

Walla Walla Airport Announces Spring Break Schedule Change

Emily Lin-Jones

February 28, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Beginning March 10, Alaska Airlines flights departing from Walla Walla Airport in the morning will leave at 6:25 a.m. instead of 6:50 a.m. The change will likely impact the travel arrangements of students traveling home for spring break. Daily evening flights will also be arriving earlier, at 8:24 a.m....

My Moment as the Super Talented Foreigner

My Moment as the Super Talented Foreigner

Sara Portesan

March 23, 2012


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Tokyo, 3/20/12 (pictures pending) The Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo is famous for guess what? Fish! And therefore, sushi (it's Japan, after all). So for breakfast I feasted on fresh, raw fish atop rice and seaweed. Ah, sushi, one of Japan's greatest treasures. For lunch, I picked out a tuna roll...

Spring break in Walla Walla full of fun things to do

Spring break in Walla Walla full of fun things to do

McCaulay Singer-Milnes

March 10, 2011


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

For all those Whitties who are staying in Walla Walla for spring break, here is a list of 11 fun ways to spend your 17 days rather than simply catch up on sleep. 1. Traverse the wheat fields This may seem like the back-up answer on anyone's list of things to do over spring break. However, si...

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