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Nutrition: A balancing act for student-athletes

Illustration by Anika Vučićević
December 5, 2019

High schools and colleges across the country are known for having athletics at the very core of school spirit. The students comprising these teams work hard daily to be at the level of athleticism required...

Local turkey busy prepping for death

Illustration by Megan Waldau
November 21, 2019

After meeting with his lawyers this week to finalize his will, local turkey Albert Gobbleneck met me at a local diner to discuss pre-Thanksgiving stressors. “Ugh, this semester is killing me,” he said,...

Whitman Parents Marvel at Matured Offspring

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash
December 1, 2016

Recently, Whitman College won itself a ringing endorsement from parents of students who have come back home for Thanksgiving break as scholars and adults. One parent in particular, Vanessa Wallers, reported...

Thanksgiving Football last Stronghold of Tradition

December 4, 2014

Every Thanksgiving is marked around America by food, family and football. Every year the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys host an affair, and a rotating third game was added a few years ago. This year...

Traditional Holiday Movies

December 4, 2014

With Thanksgiving Break officially over, I can finally get into the holiday spirit by listening to Christmas music like the Drifters "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" or Bing Crosby crooning "I'll Be...

‘Interstellar’

'Interstellar'
November 13, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. I am a huge fan of movies that explore the final frontier: space. My voyages to unknown worlds in "Star Trek" and going to infinity and beyond in "2001: A Space...

‘Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions

'Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions
December 9, 2013

Asking people about their holiday traditions leads to incredibly diverse responses, from candles to nativity scenes to roller-skating to teddy bears. Whether the basis is cultural, religious, traditional...

Quiz: What Excessive Holiday Dish Are You?

December 9, 2013

American tradition is loaded with food. All of our holidays, especially in the latter half of the year, mandate feasts heavy on meat, potatoes and sugars. Which narcolepsy-inducing family meal are you? When...

Girl Does Things Over Break

December 5, 2013

Oh my goodness, I have gotten so much done over the break! I feel so accomplished right now. It's so nice to be home in my Portland suburb hometown right now, and it's great to see all my BFFs from high...

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?: Part II

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?: Part II
December 5, 2013

Winter nights in Walla Walla are long. Weary people sulk through the shadows, coming from nowhere in particular, going nowhere worth mentioning. I've worked some long nights as a campus student security...

Family Questions, How to Avoid Them

December 5, 2013

If you are one of the many Whitman students returning home over break, you are probably anticipating some questions from your family and friends back home. This is especially true if you are a first-year...

Different Options Exist for Black Friday

Different Options Exist for Black Friday
December 5, 2013

Welcome back, folks. I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend, because I'm here to question your decisions. Not all the turkey you devoured, not the fights you enjoyed with your extended family and...

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