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Students Head Out of State, and Country, For Conferences

Ellen Ivens-Duran

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 often have autonomy when it comes to conference travel. Senior Maya Volk, a sociology major whos...

Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

Megan Hearst

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

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist

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

Erik

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 Lençois Maranheses National Park. The group of American and Brazilian friends I was traveling with had dec...

Das Ende

Das Ende

Aleida Fernandez

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 from day one. As I noted in my first blog post, this wasn't really the case. Yet somewhere along the ...

North by Northeast

Erik

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 on a Monday and a Tuesday - as far as I know, not the most exciting days of the week anywhere. D...

The Spirit of Carnaval in Recife

Erik

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.  Although we weren't there during the Carnaval season, I still felt the open, festive spirit that I...

Let’s Go to the Beach!

Let’s Go to the Beach!

Erik

April 12, 2014

Two weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil.  Porto de Galinhas was the first stop. Porto de Galinhas is a small town full of scuba diving and dune buggy outfits, which cater to the tourists who come here for the beautiful beaches. I acted the tourist that I was, and joined my p...

The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People

The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People

Aleida Fernandez

February 10, 2014

My week-long trip to Italy started out as a disaster. Not only was our train to Florence canceled two times due to snow, but our first encounter with staff from the Austrian train company, Ã–BB, left a rotten taste in our mouths as they helped everyone but us get a refund. Our vacation was looking...

Backtracking: Ten Days with Birthright

Serena Runyan

February 6, 2014

As I mentioned earlier,  my Birthright trip was a medium through which I stopped feeling like a tourist here and started to be able to envision myself being a living part of Israel. As things become more and more familiar, and as I finally finish putting up pieces of home around my room, I backtrac...

Finally Settled

Serena Runyan

January 30, 2014

I'm sitting in my apartment in Jerusalem, Israel, where I am studying abroad this semester at Hebrew University with the DOME program: Dynamics of the Middle East. I came here primarily for the academic content of my program: politics, religion, peace and conflict, etc.- to fix the knowledge gap I have...

Alaska Air’s Flight Cutoff Time Shortened

Alaska Air’s Flight Cutoff Time Shortened

Sam Grainger-Shuba

November 14, 2013

Whitman College students will no longer be able to catch flights last minute out of Walla Walla, which may cause frustration during the end of semester rush to return home. Effective on Oct. 30, Horizon/Alaska Air of the Walla Walla airport changed its cutoff time for checking into a flight from 30 minutes to 40 minutes, specif...

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