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Nutrition: A balancing act for student-athletes

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

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 to compete in the big leagues.  Thanksgiving gives students a respite from their regimented sche...

Local turkey busy prepping for death

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Annelise Ellingboe, Vegetarian

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, while rummaging through his backpack for his vape pen. “Sorry. I’m just so stressed out. I have ...

Whitman Parents Marvel at Matured Offspring

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

Clara Wheeler, Humor Writer

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 that her son Jack spent a large amount of the break curled up on the couch reading Plato’s “...

Thanksgiving Football last Stronghold of Tradition

Dylan Snyder

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 was especially poignant for us here at Whitman as the Seattle Seahawks took on the San Francisco 49ers...

Traditional Holiday Movies

Nathan Fisher

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 Home for Christmas" and watching my favorite holiday movies. Most people have movies they watch every...



Nathan Fisher

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 Odyssey" (or maybe that was "Toy Story") left me chomping at the bit for Christopher Nolan's newest film, "Interstellar."" Nola...

‘Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions

'Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions

Isabel Mills

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 or just for fun, no two people have exactly the same traditions. For senior Maikor Pereira Azuaje, the holiday season starts in Se...

Quiz: What Excessive Holiday Dish Are You?

Andy Monserud

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 you go to lunch in the dining hall, you... A. Make a beeline for the sandwich line. Deli meat ...

Girl Does Things Over Break

Melina Hughes

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 school. Wildcats forever, bitches! But, like, I'm a college student now and I needed to get things...

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?: Part II

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?: Part II

Rosemary Hanson

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 officer, and winter nights are the longest. The air is full of tension, the people one thread from snapping. It wa...

Family Questions, How to Avoid Them

Elena Aragon

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 student, because in addition to the usual slew of interrogations, everyone and their mother is going...

Different Options Exist for Black Friday

Different Options Exist for Black Friday

Andy Monserud

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 not even the shenanigans you got up to with your friends at home. Nope, I'm here to talk about retail's favorite day...

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