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After a summer of preparation, faculty and staff launch online classes

Abby Main, Staff Reporter September 10, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Whitman to halt in-person classes last spring, professors scrambled to transition. This semester, their online classes will benefit from a summer of preparation. Mary...

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Deep Summer

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor September 7, 2017
You know about the doldrums.
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Near Totality on Ankeny

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief August 26, 2017
On August 21st, Walla Walla caught a glimpse of what has become known as “The Great American Eclipse.”
Photo by Natalie Mutter

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor September 8, 2016
Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.
Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Daniel Kim April 17, 2014

For the first time at Whitman College, the Student Engagement Center has distributed six internship grants to Whitman students pursuing internships abroad this upcoming summer. "This group of international...

Alumna Connects Whitties to Roman Archaeology Opportunity

Alumna Connects Whitties to Roman Archaeology Opportunity

Marie von Hafften September 15, 2013

This article was contributed by alumna Marie von Hafften '13. As dawn broke every morning this summer, alumna Emily Hanscam '12 tucked the end of her braid back up at the nape of her neck and slipped...

A Whirlwind Tour of 14 Weeks of Movies

A Whirlwind Tour of 14 Weeks of Movies

Nathan Fisher September 12, 2013

After a tough spring semester rendered me fried and spent, I limped back home to Tacoma, Wash. with no plans for my 14 weeks of summer except vegging at the movie theater and camping at the Gorge...

A Different Kind of Internship

Tristan Gavin August 29, 2013

When I told my friends what my summer plan was, many of them expressed to me how challenging it sounded. This came from friends doing chemistry and biology research I could not even begin to describe to...

Illustration by Luke Hampton

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...

Illustration by Emily Jones

A Perfect Summer Playlist: Upbeat, Excited and Full of Life

Emma Dahl May 2, 2013

What defines the perfect summer? It's carefree. Upbeat. Fun and energetic and full of color. Summer is road trips and wind in your hair and fresh watermelon and bare feet and barbecue smoke and laughing...

Entire Summer Movie Season Recap

Nathan Fisher August 23, 2012

MMMMOOOVIES were my great escape from working a zillion hours at two minimum-wage jobs lifeguarding and scooping balls at the golf-driving rang. Thankfully, this summer was filled with great flicks. Here's...

Illustration: Ruth Hwang

‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’ brings nonstop laughs for all

Nathan Fisher May 3, 2012

After years of "maturing" and stretching way outside my comfort zone, this week I retreated back to my roots with the innocence of kids' movies. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," a claymation wonder...

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