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TKE Grapples With Basement Writing

TKE Grapples With Basement Writing

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief

May 3, 2018

This past weekend, The Wire received an anonymous email reporting racist and misogynistic writing in the basement of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), along with a photo. The writing reads “Not Afraid to ‘Hard R’” and “Tinder Slut.” The report came at the tail end of a tumultuous Greekend this year, wi...

Interfraternity Council, Fraternity Presidents Vote to Impeach Co-President Lorenzo Silva

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay

September 22, 2016

Update at 8:00pm on September 23: This article has been significantly changed to reflect a disagreement between fraternities regarding the recruitment rules and former IFC Co-President Lorenzo Silva's involvement in the potential change of those rules. Additionally, the article now reflects opinions voi...

The Greeks in Walla Walla

The Greeks in Walla Walla

Quin Nelson

March 21, 2013

The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: to the south, Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four women's fraternities, and to the north, Whitman's four fraternity houses. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitm...

Theft occurs in fraternities over Thanksgiving break

Theft occurs in fraternities over Thanksgiving break

Shelly Le

December 1, 2011

Over Thanksgiving break all four fraternities on campus were hit with a string of burglaries. According to Interfraternity Council Community Relations officer and junior Alejandro Fuentes, the burglaries occurred on two separate occasions. The first burglary occurred between 11:30 p.m. on Thursd...

Sports, Greek life: A complementary relationship?

Sports, Greek life: A complementary relationship?

Matt Tesmond

October 20, 2011

Greek life and varsity sports share many core goals: building a sense of family, working together to accomplish goals and, above all, having fun. So it is not surprising to find at Whitman a thriving culture of Greek athletes. Athletes'  participation in Greek life, however, spans the spectrum from...

Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

Molly Smith

March 3, 2011

This article was also co-authored by Derek Thurber with contribution from Rachel Alexander and Josh Goodman. Several weeks ago, The Pioneer was approached by senior Dan Hart with some of the allegations described below. As a result of his coming forward, we began an investigation into his claims as we...

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