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“No justice, no peace”: protesting for Black lives in downtown Walla Walla

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2020

Lindsey Luna was driving home on Friday morning when she saw a woman standing at Land Title Plaza in downtown Walla Walla, holding a sign that read “justice." Luna, a Latina community advocate, decided to join the lone demonstrator, inviting a few more friends out in their effort to stand up for Bl...

Photo essay: The Walla Walla Blues

Photos by Dana Kendrick

Dana Kendrick, Photographer

May 8, 2020

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Live from Walla Walla, Washington

Maddie Ott, President of TKE

May 7, 2020

Now, as I understand, there are approximately 400 students left on Whitman campus, which means that around 800 to 900 students have left. In this article, I plan to appeal to the masses and sort out what is fiction and what is fact. Some of you may be wondering what actually goes on in Walla Walla now. The ...

Living in the dorms during a pandemic

Photos by Annie Means

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

April 30, 2020

When the Memorial Building clock tower strikes noon, the once bustling flow of students to Cleveland Commons for the lunchtime rush has now subsided to just a handful. While the days grow warmer and longer as Walla Walla progresses into springtime, only a few individuals can be seen relaxing on Ankeny ...

Women march on Walla Walla

The leadership behind Walla Walla's 2020 Women's March chose to separate from the national Women's March after allegations of anti-Semitism and lack of intersectionality in the national movement. Photos by Beej Haas

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

The 4th annual Women’s March on Walla Walla took place this past weekend, starting near the Farmer’s Market area at 108 W. Main Street.  An estimated 300-400 community members took to the streets on Saturday, March 6, to express their support for the solidarity around women’s issues as well as a ...

How to enjoy spring break during an epidemic

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Maddie Ott, A Corn Husk

March 12, 2020

With the days before everyone leaves and contracts coronavirus (COVID-19) dwindling to a close, the urge (and, quite frankly, panic) to finalize spring break plans is upon our campus.  You may be looking around and noticing that the friends you thought would commit to going on a week-long Enchantme...

The repercussions of a Timely Warning

The repercussions of a Timely Warning

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

On Feb. 15, members of the Whitman community received a Timely Warning from the Director of Security Marvin Viney, which described the “Hate Crime/Bias Incidents on Campus.” Seven hours after the initial Timely Warning, there was a response from the Black Student Union (BSU) and Whitman African Stude...

Green New Deal Q & A with Professor Brick

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

What is the Green New Deal? Besides serving as an example of the current polarization of climate-related issues, the Green New Deal is a legislative package that proposes sweeping changes to the current energy and job structure of society. The Green New Deal relies on a shift to clean energy and r...

Walla Walla Immigrants Rights Coalition provides community support and education

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Miyona Katayama, Feature Writer

February 13, 2020

Like many rural agricultural communities across the country, Walla Walla has a substantial population of immigrants who work and live in the community. Following the election of Donald Trump and the implementation of his policies, many of them are in need of immigrants rights advocacy to provide assistance...

Vigil downtown for DACA recipients

Whitman and Walla Walla community members gathered on the corner of 1st and Main at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, a time and place specifically chosen to be accessible to working members of the community, including the immigrant population.

Lena Friedman, News Reporter

November 21, 2019

On Tuesday Nov. 12, members of the Walla Walla and Whitman community gathered downtown for an evening vigil held in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The vigil, which took place on the corner of 1st Street and Main Street at 6:30 p.m., reflected nationwide activ...

The FINCH hotel opens downtown

The FINCH hotel opening featured a live painting event featuring Whitman student artists

Louis Moench, News Reporter

November 1, 2019

Walla Walla's newest hotel, The FINCH, opened on Thursday, Oct. 24, just in time for Family Weekend (Oct. 25-27) and Fall Wine Release Weekend (Nov. 1-3). The new hotel is located at 325 East Main Street, the former site of the Red Lion, a hotel that closed in January 2018. The FINCH is an indepe...

Walla Walla launches Neighborhood Engagement Program

Senior Cameron Conner, the City of Walla Walla’s new Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator.

Rylee Neville, News Reporter

October 19, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 24, the City of Walla Walla will launch its new Neighborhood Engagement Program (NEP), led by Whitman senior Cameron Conner.  The Neighborhood Engagement Program aims to bring Walla Walla neighborhoods closer together and spark conversations about the needs of each community. Af...

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