Whitman Wire

Active Bystanders

Harry Kelso, Columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

To what extent are viewers or bystanders of injustice responsible for what they have failed to intervene in? In situations where they cannot or do not know how to help, this is an especially difficult question to answer. In the end, we are all human. We will find ourselves in situations where we simply...

What is Work Study?

What is Work Study?

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Regardless of whether they receive work study or not, ask the average Whittie to define ‘work study,’ and chances are they will have a difficult time answering completely. While most know the term refers to financial aid, few know precisely how work study operates on campus and in students’ lives. Faith...

Student in Quandary after Door is Held for Her

Clara Wheeler, Humor Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Humor

Whitman student Jackie Daniels is totally freaking out right now because baseball team beauty Mike Bellafonte held open the door for her on her way to class, even though she was more than thirty feet away and had to walk faster to not make it weird. Sources report that Jackie was found crouched under th...

Whitman Student Security Wins Best New Job of 2016

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Humor

It’s official. Just last week, Forbes released its most recent installment of the best new jobs of 2016, and Whitman’s student security position was crowned supreme. In unprecedented fashion, Whitman security positions rank number one in every relevant category, edging out both software developer an...

Student shamed for not mentioning intersectionality in politics class

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Humor

Late Thursday afternoon, sophomore Michael Johnson was reportedly publicly shamed when he failed to recognize the significance of intersectional identity in the context of his intro level race and ethnic studies course. “To be honest I thought I was killing it,” noted Johnson. “I was in my...

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...

Liberal Whitties Rejoice at Human Death

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Humor

It’s no secret that Whitman students take pride in putting the capital L “Liberal” in Liberal Arts, but this week we have really outdone ourselves. Following legendary Supreme Court Justice Antonin (or Anthony, depending on your allegiances to Michelle Bachmann) Scalia’s sudden death, Whitma...

Whitman on the Map: 3 International Students Trace Their Journey to a New Home

Whitman on the Map: 3 International Students Trace Their Journey to a New Home

Kamna Shastri, Feature Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Three Whitman students trace their journey to Walla Walla.

Whitman Hosts Film Festival Branch

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under A&E

This year is the first that The Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) has screened a branch at Whitman.

From “The Crescent”: Leaving the battlefield and hitting the books

From “The Crescent”: Leaving the battlefield and hitting the books

October 27, 2014


Filed under NW News

This story was originally published in The Crescent of George Fox University on October 15, 2014. It was written by George Fox staff writer Amy Rose. This story is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwestern collegiate newspapers. The convoy crawled through the hot desert. ...

Slice of Seattle in Shanghai

Slice of Seattle in Shanghai

Rachel Palfini

March 16, 2014


Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

Today, I joined a fellow CIEE student (Margot) at a coffee shop (Magodo's 520 Coffee) across from ECNU to work on homework together. I've been to lots of coffee shops in Shanghai and they are very similar to the US. Starbucks and Coffeebean & Tea Leaf are basically the same, and they are the only...

Gym Culture on Campus

Bill Landefeld

November 21, 2013


Filed under OPINION

When you look at a banana, what do you think? Do you think, "Man, that banana looks really tasty. I think I am going to eat it"? Or do you think, "Man, that 100-calorie banana with 27 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of which are sugars, loaded with potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, will be a great...

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