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Through the Windows of the Barber Shop

Through the Windows of the Barber Shop

Alissa Antilla, Feature Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Walla Walla native Ellen Saager has been watching Walla Walla grow from the windows of her barber shop — Ellen’s Cutting Edge — since 1987. Before that, she watched from the windows of her home on Penrose Ave, around where Whitman’s Physical Plant currently sits. She has seen Walla W...

Cultivating Passion: How Attending College in Wine-country Walla Walla has Refined Students’ Academic Interests

Cultivating Passion: How Attending College in Wine-country Walla Walla has Refined Students’ Academic Interests

Claire Reichle

January 30, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Location matters. According to the website “Visit Walla Walla,” there are 120 wineries and 2,800 acres of grapes in Walla Walla, and a select few students have shown that their passion for the viticulture they have been surrounded by in Walla Walla has been at play during their years at Whitman. Seniors...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Saturday, Jan. 20, over 2,000 people participated in the Women’s March On Walla Walla to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. The welcoming rally began in the parking lot of the First Congregational Church at 10 a.m. Signs bobbed amongst the crowd with quip...

“A Few Good Men” Has Honorable Themes

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under A&E

With a stunning cast and an impressive array of mystery, casework and drama, the Walla Walla Little Theater’s adaption of “A Few Good Men” is a must-see. It was originally written by Aaron Sorkin (the screenwriter of “West Wing”) to be a theater production; he then worked with director Rob...

Fast Food’s Foibles

Fast Food’s Foibles

Harry Kelso, Opinion Columnist

October 9, 2017


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

The average person knows that fast food is unhealthy, but there doesn’t seem to be any viable solution, at least not yet. A stroll through town or a scroll through Google reveals just how many fast food restaurants there are in Walla Walla. Their presence in our life is as saturated as the fat they...

“Celilo: Progress Versus Protest” Opens in Maxey Museum

“Celilo: Progress Versus Protest” Opens in Maxey Museum

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under A&E

The new exhibit in the Maxey Museum, “Celilo: Progress Versus Protest,” shines light on marginalized voices of American history. Curated by the staff at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon, the exhibit illustrates the ramifications of the Dalles Dam on Native American tribes of...

Re-thinking Children and Childhood

September 28, 2017


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Children can teach us a lot, yet we always assume the role of teacher. Too often we get caught up in the small inconsequentials of life, that can profoundly deplete our energy. But children, more often than not, can bring out the best in us because they see the world differently. To them, life is about...

Our Liberal Echo Chamber

Our Liberal Echo Chamber

India Flinchum, Columnist

September 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION

While Whitman can often feel like an echo-chamber of liberal thought, the surrounding city of Walla Walla poses a stark contrast to the ultra-liberal ideology that permeates our campus. In fact, roughly 53.7 percent of Walla Walla voted for Donald J. Trump during the 2016 general election. Besides,...

Walla Walla calls for hope, action in response to DACA announcement

Walla Walla calls for hope, action in response to DACA announcement

Christy Carley, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Smoky skies didn’t stop a crowd from filling three street corners at 1st and Main Wednesday to rally in support of immigrants who are increasingly vulnerable after the Trump Administration’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

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Deep Summer

Deep Summer

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

You know about the doldrums.

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LLC Manager Devon Wootten Running for City Council

LLC Manager Devon Wootten Running for City Council

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Language Learning Center Manager and Encounters professor Devon Wootten is running for Walla Walla City Council. Wootten has lived in Walla Walla for six years and has noticed a change in the town even in this short time. “I think we face new issues that are tied to the growth of tourism,” Wootten said. “We have this amazing economic engine of t...

Long-Running KWCW Shows

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Circuit

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 station is always in flux. Some students do the same show each time, some mix it up. Some take hia...

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