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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Sustaining Engagement after the Power and Privilege Symposium

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter March 7, 2024

The annual Power and Privilege (P&P) Symposium was held on Thursday, Feb. 22. As usual, classes were canceled to encourage members of the Whitman community to attend the presentations. This year, there...

Photo by Sailor Harris

Outside the “Whitman Bubble”: Sharpstein Beautification Day

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter October 26, 2023

On Saturday, Oct. 21, Whitman volunteers and local families gathered at Sharpstein Elementary School for Sharpstein Beautification Day, an opportunity for Whitman students to engage with the community...

Contributed Photo by Chris Buttice.

New Walla Walla Chief of Police hopes to diversify department

Ansley Peard, News Reporter April 7, 2022

On March 28, an article published in the Union-Bulletin announced the hiring of the new Walla Walla Chief of Police, Chris Buttice. Buttice will replace Scott Bieber, who announced his retirement in...

Using student labor isn’t the only way Whitman should give back to the community

Alanna Sherman, Columnist April 7, 2022

At Whitman College, apparently “our foundation is also a belief in the value of community and power of relationships”—so why is it so hard to build community and strengthen relationships between...

Photo by Michael Lans.

Silver Cloud Cat Sanctuary has a paws-itive impact on Walla Walla rescue cats

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter April 1, 2022

Walla Walla resident Cathy Fout has over 30 years of cat rescue experience. After she adopted two special needs cats in 2012 and discovered a lack of resources for their care, she founded the Silver...

Long-Running KWCW Shows

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor May 12, 2017

Despite its lengthy history at Whitman College, the KWCW radio station is, in a way, quite ephemeral. With the station adding and losing DJs each semester, the content and arrangement of material on the...

Robert and the Little old Ladies. Photo by John Anthony

Walla Walla embraces “The Producers”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor January 26, 2017

It may be a musical about the worst musical ever produced, but the cast and crew of “The Producers” were all too excited to join the Little Theatre’s production of the famous Broadway show. The local...

Photo by Alan Mendoza.

KWCW Show of the Week: Cosmic Dread Radio

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer December 3, 2015

For those living on campus, it can be easy to think of KWCW as being “college radio,” run by Whitman students for other Whitman students. But shows like “Cosmic Dread Radio,” hosted by community...

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

May 15, 2014
Senior guest columnist Jane Carmody urges students to experience life outside the "Whitman bubble."
Photos by Catie Bergman.

Wine sparks academic pursuit

Adam Brayton November 8, 2012
Walla Walla's wine industry is certainly a nice addition to the town for parents and seniors, but its emergence and growth also hold academic promise.
Members of Club Latino include, from left to right: Eduardo Vasquez, Ashley Hansack, Cynthia Ramos, Fabiola Ochoa, Jackie Bonilla, Franchesca Cortes, Brenda Zarazua, Amalia Sletmoe, Hannah Horner, and Brian Acosta. Club Latino organizes many Hispanic Heritage Month events. Photos by Ben Woletz.

Hispanic Heritage Month emphasizes collaboration

Elise Tinseth September 13, 2012
Beginning Sept. 15, Club Latino, the Intercultural Center and La Casa Hispana will be hosting a plethora of events on campus to celebrate and raise awareness for Hispanic Heritage Month.
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