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Vol. CLIV, Issue 3
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Walla Walla colleges partner for Tri-College Community Day

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter April 13, 2023

With nearly two dozen activities, Tri-College Community Day aims to involve students at all three Walla Walla colleges in altruistic activities to benefit the greater Walla Walla Valley. Walla Walla...

Community Volunteer Fair: helping others and helping you

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter April 6, 2023

Sometimes, the best way to destress after a day of exams, multiple classes and a stack of homework is to get your mind off the academic track. For some people, this could be by walking dogs, taking care...

Whitman pairs community engagement with education through volunteering

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter February 23, 2023

For Whitties lamenting the infamously isolating “Whitman bubble,” volunteer organizations offer the perfect opportunity for engagement that gives students the chance to understand Whitman as just one...

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Olivia Gilbert September 22, 2016

We have all seen this photo on social media: a varying number of white people are surrounded by a varying number of smiling brown or black children. The backdrop is vaguely exotic–perhaps the white people...

Photo of the Buddy Program contributed by Jeremy Nolan.

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Martina Pansze November 6, 2014

Living in the "Whitman Bubble," most students spend most of their time interacting with people their own age. However, some service learning organizations on campus are working with community members to...

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Ben Caldwell April 24, 2014
Story Time is one of five ongoing weekly service programs managed by the Student Engagement Center (SEC). It was started by staff member Rebecca Thorpe and several others about 10 years ago, and was officially recognized and funded by ASWC three years ago.

‘College Coaches’ Changes Format, Still Has Goal in Mind

Anna Zheng April 24, 2014
In the spring of 2010, Whitman graduate Emily Lorente started an outreach program called College Coaches, which focused on one-on-one mentorship for students at Walla Walla High School.

Service: Fundamental to Communities, Student Experience

Sayda Morales April 26, 2013
For the most part, the majority of students when fulfilling a community service requirement will find that they enjoy giving back and being made to feel as if they made a difference. Perhaps like me, high school students will decide to take on service as a passion of theirs and pursue it as they go into college and even for the rest of their lives.
Local Addiction Recovery Community Uses Peer-Based Approach

Local Addiction Recovery Community Uses Peer-Based Approach

Maegan Nelson February 7, 2013
The Trilogy recovery community is a nonprofit dedicated to helping youth and families who are struggling with drug addiction. Under the guidance of executive director Kathy Ketcham, volunteers at Trilogy use a peer-based approach to address alcohol and drug problems in the community.

Köln and Kindergarten: Possibilities for a future in Germany

Karah Kemmerly October 21, 2012

Last night I got back from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fall orientation in Köln, and today I feel as if  I've seen the future. Not the clear sort of future you might see in a crystal...

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Karah Kemmerly May 21, 2012
An audience of friends and family members watched as Whitman seniors made the transition from students to alumni at the 126th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
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 more popular, service trip interns are focusing on organizing more effective trip fundraisers.
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