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Whitman’s spring break cut in half

October 29, 2020

Whitman’s unique two week spring break is being shortened to one week. The college decided to shorten the break to limit student and faculty travel due to COVID-19 concerns. The full 2020-2021 school...

How to enjoy spring break during an epidemic

Illustration by Hannah Paul
March 12, 2020

With the days before everyone leaves and contracts coronavirus (COVID-19) dwindling to a close, the urge (and, quite frankly, panic) to finalize spring break plans is upon our campus.  You may be looking...

Whitman College grapples with coronavirus threat

March 10, 2020

Following last week’s hospitalization of a man from Umatilla County with coronavirus, Whitman College has been taking steps to prevent the spread of the virus.  “The events around the world regarding...

Administration grants students a snow day!

March 7, 2019

Let’s face it.  It has been a dismal three weeks.  No one remembers what the sun looks like, students are eating shit left and right, and the buildings are resembling those ice hotels they have up...

March For Their Lives

March For Their Lives
March 29, 2018

Members of the Walla Walla community joined the local high school and many other high schools and supporters around the country for the March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24th as a response to...

Pretentious Student Overly Proud of Guatemala Spring Break Service Trip

April 7, 2016

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...

Discovering How to Travel Alone

The Berlin Cathedral and the TV Tower perfectly encapsulating Berlin's historical conflict with Church and State.
April 29, 2014

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....

Phi Delta Theta Installs New Solar Panels

Phi Delta Theta Installs New Solar Panels
April 17, 2014

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...

The beginning of passover break

April 6, 2014

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...

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination
April 1, 2014

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...

Águas de Março (Waters of March)

March 14, 2014

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"...

How to Have The Best Spring Break Ever!

March 13, 2014

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...

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