Whitman Wire

Fostering a Discussion

Illustration by Cat Burch

India Flinchum, Columnist

October 25, 2017

Once a foster child turns 18 years old, they no longer qualify for placement in foster homes and often wind up in the street. At the moment, around 400,000 youth are in foster care in the United States. Out of those 400,000 individuals, approximately 20,000 will age out of the system without any family...

Whitties spur kids’ creativity with stART

February 11, 2016

As arts programs get cut all around the country, a few Whitties have taken a stand against the tide. StART began two years ago and since then, its volunteers have been bringing the visual and performance arts to Walla Walla public schools. StART began with senior Alina Holmes and a simple idea. H...

Salvation Army Food Bank Expansion

Salvation Army Food Bank Expansion

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

February 7, 2013

Walla Walla's Salvation Army is headed towards exciting changes as it constructs a new food bank and a kitchen where it will offer cooking classes. The project was prompted by the desire to provide more services for locals who rely on the food bank. The current facility, about the size of a two-car garage, ...

Whitties ‘Give a Spit’ to National Bone Marrow Registry

Whitties 'Give a Spit' to National Bone Marrow Registry

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

January 21, 2013

This Monday, Jan. 21, students lined up in Reid Campus Center to donate their time and spit to the National Bone Marrow Registry. Sophomores Rachael Barton and Shannon Blair organized "Give a Spit," a campaign to encourage Whitman students to sign up for the national registry. "I feel like if I'm a healthy person and if I could ...

Cow Brains and Other Highlights of My Village Excursion (AND SO MANY PHOTOS)

Leah Siegel

September 26, 2012

You know that irrational fatigue you get when you've done nothing but eat a lot and do minimal physical activity?  I've just come from a four-hour car ride, but I'm battling that fatigue for you, Whitman (and random family members).  I feel like I've been neglecting you. The village nea...

Community service trip interns initiate new forms of individual fundraising

Illustration: Alex Bailey

Karah Kemmerly

March 1, 2012

Instead of relaxing at home or vacationing somewhere tropical during break, approximately 50 Whitman students will be spending a week focusing on social issues and service. As these trips become more popular, service trip interns are focusing on organizing more effective trip fundraisers. Se...

Letter to the editor

Heather Nichols-Haining

September 30, 2010

Dear Editor, In regards to Zach Duffy's article on implementing a mandatory volunteer policy, I present to you the following picture . . . Shovels dig into the freshly ground dirt outside a Habitat for Humanity house as a troop of Whitman volunteers smile in the early morning sunrise. Gary, the volunteer...

Whitman news since 1896