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Homework, safe travel and non-profit work: Four Day during a pandemic

October 8, 2020

Whitman students used their beloved Four Day October break to catch up on work for a Religion class, travel across Washington, and work with a non-profit, among other activities.  Nisha Thottam, a...

Whitman seniors become Watson fellows

Evangelos Sarantinos
May 13, 2020

Seniors Evangelos Sarantinos and Cameron Conner have been awarded the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship: a one-year grant of $30,000 that supports 12 months of independent travel. According to Keith Raether,...

How to enjoy spring break during an epidemic

Illustration by Hannah Paul
March 12, 2020

With the days before everyone leaves and contracts coronavirus (COVID-19) dwindling to a close, the urge (and, quite frankly, panic) to finalize spring break plans is upon our campus.  You may be looking...

The reality of international travel for varsity teams  

The men’s tennis team took a trip to Cambodia in the spring of 2018. Photo contributed by Gary Ho.
November 21, 2019

For Whitman’s varsity athletic teams, international travel has been an important part of team development. This additional opportunity for play makes a positive impact on athletic teams – not only...

Thank god: These seven ideas will save your four day

October 9, 2019

With Four Day looming, we know you’re scrambling to figure out a plan. But never fear — these travel tips will elevate your break from a solid four to a soft six.  Go to Portland. Carpool with...

Students Head Out of State, and Country, For Conferences

Photographed (R-L) are Sam Starr, Anya Tudisco, Maya Volk, and Brianna Brown. Contributed by Maya Volk
April 21, 2016

Spring has come to Walla Walla, and with spring comes a mass movement of students to academic conferences all over the United States, with some even heading out of the country to present their research. Students...

Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

March 10, 2016
Regardless of the viewer's political stance, The Motorcycle Diaries is a beautiful film to look at, and a perfect advertisement for the countries Guevara and Granado explore.

With Travel Photos, Less is More

With Travel Photos, Less is More
October 1, 2015
Wrapping ourselves up in capturing our travels and trying to prove what a good time we are having robs us of the opportunity to have authentic experience in a new environment.

Into the Lençois Maranheses

June 30, 2014

During Holy Week, I got to explore parts of Maranhão, the colorful state to the west of Piauí. Lençois Maranheses "This better be stupid beautiful," Mike said as we bumped along the road to...

Das Ende

Das Ende
May 17, 2014

It's really over. I leave Vienna tomorrow. I arrived in Vienna with high expectations. I had heard so many great things about the city, study abroad, etc. that I figured I would be in Austrian heaven...

North by Northeast

April 28, 2014

A few weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil. João Pessoa and Olinda were the third and fourth stops. João Pessoa was a bit quiet after Recife, but we were there...

The Spirit of Carnaval in Recife

April 12, 2014

Two weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil.  Recife was the second stop. Recife is famous for its Carnaval celebrations, which are the most culturally rich in Brazil. ...

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