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Spotlight on Whitman alumni working in the arts

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter April 7, 2022

Every college has a percentage of its alumni graduating with a major in an area of the arts, and Whitman is no different. Many arts majors have gone out into the world and used their knowledge to inspire...

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Exploring language, song and dance with visiting speaker Fred Hill Sr.

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 1, 2022

On March 8, 2022, Whitman hosted Fred Hill Sr., a language educator and frequent master of ceremonies for powwows, as part of the sequence of speakers that have been invited in preparation for the...

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Local music scene livens up Walla Walla weekends

Marian Sandoval Lemus, Campus Life Reporter March 3, 2022

Wineries and restaurants across Walla Walla offer a thriving live music scene, supporting both the local businesses and artists alike. Tasting room and wine bar Henry Earl Estates Wines has brought...

What is mutual aid?

Alanna Sherman , Columnist February 17, 2022

Mutual aid is the reciprocal exchange of resources between community members, but this is not to be confused with charity. Although charity usually has good intentions, it often comes with a hierarchy...

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“I’ll see you in Walla Walla”: Students react to “Walla Walla” by The Offspring

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter November 11, 2021

Apart from our dry, humble home boasting over 100 wineries, “Walla Walla” is the title of The Offspring’s eighth song on their 1998 album “Americana.” Why Walla Walla? There’s a rather large...

Walla Walla is protesting, why aren’t Whitties?

Alanna Sherman, Columnist November 11, 2021

Walla Walla may be a small city, but that does not suppress the flow of passion for human rights among residents. Downtown is known for its restaurants, wineries, boutiques and live music, but it also...

Addressing food insecurity in Walla Walla

Alanna Sherman, Columnist November 4, 2021

Walla Walla county experiences an overall food insecurity rate of 11.6 percent, and is ranked the 28th most food insecure county in the state of Washington. The child food insecurity rate stands at 16...

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Walla Walla Dog Jog 2021 kicks off in virtual format

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter May 6, 2021

Blue Mountain Humane Society (BMHS) is hosting a virtual dog jog event from Saturday, May 1 to Sunday, May 9. The Dog Jog is an untimed 5k walk/run to benefit Blue Mountain Humane Society which was first...

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Outdoor dining ‘streateries’ in downtown approved for another three years

Abby Main, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

The Walla Walla City Council unanimously voted on April 14 to keep “streateries” — the extended outdoor dining downtown — for another three years under a new set of guidelines.  The approved...

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Walla Walla Pétanque club provides popular space for socialization

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter April 22, 2021

Walla Walla Pétanque club was formed in 2006 to promote the game of Pétanque in Walla Walla Valley. The game originated in France with boules/balls and was defined by its objective: scoring points by...

LGBTQ+ students contend with obstacles to mental healthcare in Walla Walla

Abby Main, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

While the trauma of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased general demand for mental healthcare in Walla Walla, LGBTQ+ Whitman students are just one demographic for whom locating...

“We’re not sick but the rich people and everybody else is”: Walla Walla homeless population faces few COVID-19 cases during taxing year

Abby Main, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

As COVID-19 spread through Walla Walla over the past year, the local Sleep Center, which helps provide shelter for people who are homeless, has largely avoided the brunt of infections. Corine Hammac...

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