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Tree falls outside of Penrose Library

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

February 25, 2020

On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Engelmann Spruce tree outside of Penrose Library's main entrance fell due to a wind storm. By 5:27 p.m., the tree had been cut so that it did not block the major pathways leading to Olin Hall and the Hall of Science. The rest of Whitman's trees remained unscathed, though many...

Tree Near Jewett Looking Forward to Smelling like Shit Again

Clara Wheeler, Conspiracy Theorist

April 5, 2018

The weather is warming up, people are getting hit in the head with frisbees and hammock cocoons are popping up all over campus. But nobody is more excited about the upcoming warmer spring weather than the ginkgo tree near Jewett that smells like shit. “I finally get to start growing my leaves again,...

Conversations Held About Douglas Hall Tree

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Georgia Lyon

April 14, 2016

Concerns over structural safety vs. personal value of the Japanese maple tree in Douglas Hall has led to conversations about the future of the tree.

Blue Bamboo and a Not Santa

Blue Bamboo and a Not Santa

Sara Portesan

December 13, 2011

  Okay, so I am about to attempt to describe the past (three, four?) weeks I haven't been blogging with 12 pictures!  Here we go. Fall Break in Japan   While a bunch of people went to Tokyo (jealous! I want to go spring break...), I stayed in Kyoto and went to these places: Oh...

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