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Gumboot Dances its Way to Walla Walla

Gumboot Dances its Way to Walla Walla

Hannah Bartman

April 24, 2014

Language, tradition, rhythm and Walla Walla all meet in the southern African dance of gumboot. Led by senior international student from southern Africa, Thabo Liphoto, approximately 10 Whitman students have gathered to perform this unique dance at events on and off campus. "I wanted to share my cult...

Pick-Up Sports Attract Range of Skills, Passions

Photo by Anna Von Clemm

Cole Anderson

December 12, 2013

Whitman College prides itself on its extremely active student body, and for good reason. With 30 percent of the student body involved in varsity athletics, and a large majority of the remaining population involved in everything from popular intramural sports to kayaking in the Harvey Pool, the Wh...

New Diversity Discussion Hopes to Start Conversation

Sarah Cornett

October 31, 2012

At the beginning of the school year, many students involved in the intercultural community on campus decided to come together to raise awareness of diversity issues by forming an intimate lunchtime discussion group. This small group created these free-form biweekly discussions, held in the Multi-Ethnic...

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