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I Am Part of the Resistance Inside TKE

CJ Fritz, Self-Proclaimed Hero

September 24, 2018

The TKE house at Whitman College faces a test to its fraternity that threatens to bring the entire brotherhood crumbling down. It’s not just that women, queer and trans people, people of color, and people from working-class families are endangered by or excluded from TKE. The test that TKE faces...

Wire Watch: Week of April 27

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

April 27, 2017

"Righteous Dopefiend:" The unique multimedia exhibition on homelessness will close at the end of the month. Open Thursday-Friday, April 27-28, 12:00-4:00 p.m., Maxey Hall W40. Free admission. Spring Jazz Concert: Featuring the Jazz I Ensemble (directed by Gary Hemenway) and the Jazz II Spring Concert (d...

Senior John Lee Creates Whitman’s Own Sitcom

Megan Hearst

April 7, 2016

"Saturdays" is the brainchild of Whitman student John Lee.

Student bands energize live music scene

Emma Cooper

November 19, 2015

Walking into a party on a Friday night, something is different. Instead of hearing the bee-bops of Dj-ed dance music, the familiar voices and instruments of fellow students set a different vibe at the party. Whitman’s students bands bring a musical dimension to campus life. Each of the student bands adds an elem...

TKE clothing drive in full swing

Trevor Lewis

February 26, 2015

Now I know that you, the dedicated truth seekers and freethinking mavericks who read the Backpage for its pure journalistic integrity, expect nothing less than poignant, hard-hitting news delivered in a professional and objective manner. However, that is something that I cannot deliver with this week's arti...

Community prepares for high school debate tournament

Sam Jacobson

October 30, 2014

Late October on the Whitman campus is commonly marked by cooler weather, changing colors and lots of high school debaters. This coming Halloween weekend, Whitman will be holding its 42nd-annual Remy Wilcox High School Speech and Debate Tournament. The tournament will utilize a variety of spaces around...

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba

October 31, 2013

It's that time of the year again: The boys are back in town, and eight contestants are eager to take the stage to become the one, the only, Mr. Whitman. Nov. 1 marks the annual Mr. Whitman Pageant, hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma women's fraternity. For the past nine years, Kappa has organized the male beauty pagean...

The Whitman Music Dichotomy

Quin Nelson

October 21, 2013

Frats aren't always known for musical diversity, but this was not the case at the TKE house on Friday night. Hosting their all-campus "Space Jam" party, the house was able to display both sides of the Whitman music experience under one roof. The first ninety minutes of the party were centered on live...

Chamber of TKErets Has Been Opened

Melina Hughes

October 20, 2013

An unnamed, former Pio sports and Backpage writer, poetry-writing Tau Kappa Epsilon senior agreed to speak to reporters in attempts to dissipate the cloud of mystery surrounding the much-rumored and mysticized Chamber of TKErets. Our unnamed, English and philosophy double major source confirmed the rum...

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

Sarah Cornett

October 17, 2013

Whitman's new All Students for Consent (ASC) club was featured in national news outlets after winning the Consent Revolution Awards, put on by an awareness and anti-rape media outlet called Force, last week. The win was a result of ASC's recent "Ask For It" campaign, meant to turn an often abused phrase on its head by ...

Nuts to You

Melina Hughes

October 3, 2013

Dig. Dig dig dig. Run run run run. ACORN. Dig dig run. Climb tree. Climb up. Climb down. Climb up, up, down, up, up, up, down, up, down. Up down. Down down up down. Up down down. Up. Down. Run. French fries? Stare. Fries? Stare. Fries fries. Omnomnomnomnom. Blink. Blink...

Negative contacts skew police, student views

Negative contacts skew police, student views

Hannah Bartman

May 2, 2013

Whitman students and Walla Walla police officers aren't often at odds with each other, but when the police do get called in, students are not usually in their best form. While the majority of students see the police as helpful and well-meaning, weekend interactions with law enforcement may provi...

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