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How to enjoy spring break during an epidemic

How to enjoy spring break during an epidemic

Maddie Ott, A Corn Husk

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 around and noticing that the friends you thought would commit to going on a week-long Enchantme...

Whitman College grapples with coronavirus threat

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief

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 Coronavirus is a matter of great concern and we are taking this matter seriously here at Whitman,...

Administration grants students a snow day!

Anthony Reale, Sigh Cook

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 in Canada. Students, after subsisting on solely frozen water for two weeks, began protesting the ...

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 the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The local march was organized by a group of students from ...

Pretentious Student Overly Proud of Guatemala Spring Break Service Trip

Ben Freedman, humor editor

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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