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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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Booby traps & security lasers to be added to Reid Cafe

Grace Canny, spy in training (very observant) February 29, 2024

On Feb. 29, something arrived in Reid Café and it was not a new soft serve machine. The Café’s bold dual entrance design has been exploited by thieves from every class, leading to increasing security...

Bon App to Crack Down on Food Theft

Clara Wheeler, Staff Writer October 27, 2016

Bon App is sick and tired of having to buy new food all the time, said representative Flarm Jackson in an interview. “Finding new flavors of bagels gets real old real fast,” he went on. “Honestly,...

Record Bike Thefts Plague Campus

Record Bike Thefts Plague Campus

Mikaela Slade, News Writer September 24, 2015
The first four weeks of school have seen a record-number of bike thefts on campus, according to Whitman Campus Security. Security Officers and the Walla Walla Police Department have received reports of bikes being stolen from all over campus, ranging everywhere from North Hall to Anderson Hall, as well as at off-campus houses.

Holiday season creates spike in on-campus crime

Lachlan Johnson December 4, 2014

As the holidays approach, Whitman Security and the Walla Walla Police Department are preparing for what is typically the busiest time of the year for thefts and burglaries of Whitman students' belongings....

Running expectations

Shelly Le September 9, 2012
Have you ever had a dream where you’re running but not running fast enough? The other day I was standing in a bazaar in Jaipur Old City when a man bumped into my backpack and took off running.

Bookstore aims to update outdated inventory system

Molly Johanson February 2, 2012
This year, Whitman's bookstore has undergone a number of changes in an effort to remain an independent bookstore. Despite improvements, however, the bookstore is still susceptible to theft like any other retail operation.
Credit: Faith Bernstein

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 Thursday, Nov. 23, and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Beta Theta Pi and Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Bon Appétit losing dishes and patience

Molly Johanson December 2, 2010
Thievery is on the rise on the Whitman College campus, with objects going missing nearly every day. The objects in question? Dishes and silverware from the dining halls. Bon Appétit Management Company spends from seven to 10 thousand dollars a year on dishes at Whitman. The company is currently on its last set of backup dishes.
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