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Op-Ed: ‘Culture of Silence:’ What the WWU Administration Will Not Address

Jake Sloop, WWU Sophomore

April 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION

These past few weeks at Walla Walla University have been rocky, to say the least. Therefore, in this week’s Swap Issue, I hope to address some of the questions many Whitties have asked me about the blackface social media post at WWU and the discussion it has sparked. I think that this issue is intrinsical...

From Residence Halls to Wedding Halls: Marriage at Whitman and Walla Walla University

Harry Kelso

April 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Whether it be at Whitman, Walla Walla University, or wherever else, one’s first year at college is the opening to many directions in life. Across the board, one thing college students are interested in navigating is a relationship. While far more of us end up with confusion rather than clarity, a sel...

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

Martina Pansze, Editor in Chief

April 5, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Just before the student body of Walla Walla University departed for Spring Break two weeks ago, a racist photograph with the school’s logo circulated through social media. The photo is a publicly posted snapchat screenshot of six individuals, five of them wearing what appear to be black facial masks. The photo has a WWU logo filter and the caption #prettyHurts, as well as the w...

Classroom in the Clouds

Classroom in the Clouds

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

A handful of Whitties–along with around fifty students at Walla Walla University (WWU) and various members of the Walla Walla community–attend class thousands of feet above their peers. In combination with a grounds school taught in a traditional classroom setting, students get a hands-on opport...

The Atlas Cafe

The Atlas Cafe

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

From the outside, The Atlas Cafe looks like any other modest-sized house in College Place. The forest green siding, the clean white trim edging the windows and door frame and a few unassuming shrubs do not call out for attention, and the cafe’s neon red “open” sign could easily be overlooked by...

Being a Whittie at WWU

Being a Whittie at WWU

April 28, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Lauren Lewis tried to show me the bell atop their admin/philosophy/history building. It is tradition, I gleaned, for seniors to sign the bell, or the bell-access room (or something).

Wolves Successfully Observe Sabbath, Crush Heathens

Austin Biehl, staff writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Humor

Last Saturday the WWU Wolves faced off against the Whitman Missionaries in a Club Volleyball match that once again proved the necessity of the #prayforwhitman campaign so generously instigated by the WWU student body. The Wolves left the match with broad smiles and a deeper sense of faith, ready to give t...

Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Sarah Cornett

January 28, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

A march, lecture, and day of service marked ways the Whitman community honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Myra Street divide: The Relationship Between Walla Walla U, Whitman

Myra Street divide: The Relationship Between Walla Walla U, Whitman

Audrey Kelly

March 12, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

This article is written based on the observations of three individuals and is not in any way meant to represent the views of the individual institutions.  On a typical Whitman student's path to the rows of wholesale granola in Andy's supermarket in College Place, an intersection feels uncannily familiar if pas...

The 3 W’s: Whitman, Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College

Audrey Kelly

March 5, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Whitman students rarely have the occasion to gussy themselves up, but the evening of Feb. 5 was one of those nights for Whitman seniors. They strode self-confidently through Reid Campus Center, ignoring the students in sweats eating from Café 66. Some adjusted their ties, others tugged down their pencil...

Vick speaks to WWU community

January 27, 2015


Filed under NW News

This story was originally published in The Collegian of Walla Walla University shortly before Martin Luther King Day. Dr. Brooke Vick, social psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Whitman College [spoke] at Walla Walla University's MLK Jr. Day CommUnity on Monday, Jan. 19 in the Uni...

Switchfoot to Play in Walla Walla

James Kennedy

April 17, 2014


Filed under A&E

Switchfoot, the famed alternative rock band from San Diego, will be performing at Walla Walla University on Monday, April 21. While tickets were at first only available to WWU students, sales have opened up to the public and tickets are now available in the WWU bookstore and student activities office...

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