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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Cathedrals of Whitman College

Cathedrals of Whitman College

Grace Canny, Fell for the six flags prank (only a little bit ashamed) April 4, 2024

Probably the only brilliant thing Jordan Peterson has ever said was that there are cathedrals everywhere for those with the eyes to see. This beautiful turn of phrase has been lovingly repeated to...

How to grow a campus

How to grow a campus

Emma Foley, Feature Reporter October 28, 2021

Famous landscape architect John C. Olmsted declared that having a large, unbroken field in the center of Whitman’s campus would be a “practical impossibility,” although it would “undoubtedly be...

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,...

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 in to one of the trees between Olin Hall and the Science Building.
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...

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