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Fostering a Discussion

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....

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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...

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...

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,"...

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,...

Illustration: Alex Bailey

Community service trip interns initiate new forms of individual fundraising

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...

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...

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