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Whitman seniors become Watson fellows

Evangelos Sarantinos

Miyona Katayama, Feature Reporter

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, the director of the Office of Fellowships and Grants, “the aim of the Watson is to give new graduates...

How to enjoy spring break during an epidemic

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Maddie Ott, A Corn Husk

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 around and noticing that the friends you thought would commit to going on a week-long Enchantme...

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.

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

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 for gaining practice, but also in terms of becoming a more cohesive unit.  In August of this year...

Thank god: These seven ideas will save your four day

Ann Karneus

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 a random Whitman student and make uncomfortable conversation for four hours. F**k a voodoo donut! B...

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

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

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


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


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


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!


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...

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