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Tree to student ratio shattered after fallen tree revealed to be plastic replica

Ann Karneus, Prospective Student

February 27, 2020

A bombshell realization rippled across campus last weekend after students discovered a disturbing truth: nearly all Whitman trees are fake.  After the pine tree outside the library fell this past Sunday, a student — who already had a hunch — investigated the scene and quickly deduced that the tr...

Whitman Branches Out To Tree-Based Energy Source on Campus

Whitman Branches Out To Tree-Based Energy Source on Campus

Molly Johanson

September 12, 2013

Instead of a triumphant ribbon-cutting ceremony catered with little cakes by Bon Appétit, the unveiling of Whitman's expanded green energy system, Whitvironmenttm, was conducted through a simple trial run to an excited audience of dozens this Monday. Jorge Watercrossing, Whitman's president, demonstrated to the crowd the triumphant charging noise of his iPhone as he plugged it...

Every Tree Tells a Story: Lumber Business’ Philosophy Centered on Care, Compassion for Nature

Every Tree Tells a Story: Lumber Business’ Philosophy Centered on Care, Compassion for Nature

Faith Bernstein

August 28, 2013

To the Thompson family, trees are more than just pieces of lumber. This summer I worked making videos for RBM (R stands for Roy, B stands for Ben and M stands for their mother, Evelyn), a local lumber company owned by the Thompson family  in Columbia Falls, Mont. for six weeks. I quickly learned...

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