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Scootin’ through campus: Students get around on funky wheels

Kaia Schweig getting around on her unicycle. Photos by Michael Lans

Emma Foley, Feature Reporter

February 20, 2020

During October break of his first semester, junior Ethan Treadwell made a purchase some might call unusual for a college student. “I bought a purple, light-up-wheel Razor scooter,” Treadwell said. “Purple’s my favorite color, and I liked the light-up wheels.” Now, over a year later, scootering...

Washington State loses transportation funding with passage of I-976

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Bhavesh Gulrajani, News Reporter

December 3, 2019

I-976, short for Initiative Measure No. 976, is a ballot initiative that was written by anti-tax activist Tim Eyman. Eyman is widely regarded as a frequent initiative-filer of anti-tax measures. Tangentially, Eyman’s associate, Citizen Solutions — a signature gathering firm — was recently fo...

The man who brought us Uber

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Katharine Gillen

October 11, 2016

Now, I’m from just outside NYC, so when I was assigned an article about Uber in Walla Walla, Washington, I was a tad skeptical. Uber? In Walla Walla? I’ve called Uber’s to the bustling streets of Manhattan, but the wheat fields of Walla Walla are another story entirely. Nonetheless, on Oct. 1 I ...

Walla Walla Airport Announces Spring Break Schedule Change

Emily Lin-Jones

February 28, 2013

Beginning March 10, Alaska Airlines flights departing from Walla Walla Airport in the morning will leave at 6:25 a.m. instead of 6:50 a.m. The change will likely impact the travel arrangements of students traveling home for spring break. Daily evening flights will also be arriving earlier, at 8:24 a.m....

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