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The FINCH hotel opens downtown

The FINCH hotel opens downtown

Louis Moench, News Reporter

October 31, 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

Walla Walla launches Neighborhood Engagement Program

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...

Whitman Connection to Schools

Whitman Connection to Schools

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

Lauran Schaefer, the head of the debate program at Whitman, doesn’t see it as just an ordinary extracurricular activity. It is also an activity that builds skills, confidence and community. This community is now being extended to Walla Walla High School as Schaefer is working to help with their d...

Hummus Hummus Now Serving Walla Walla

Hummus Hummus Now Serving Walla Walla

Will Booth, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

The Beginning of Hummus Hummus   There is a new way to indulge in everyone’s favorite spread as Hummus Hummus — the newest addition to the fantastic Walla Walla food scene — has arrived to the Gut Grub Lot on 509 E Main Street with plenty of fresh chickpeas and tahini.   Th...

Oblivious Walla Walla tourist verging on third week at Stanton after mistaking it for resort

Ashlyn Quintus, Hard-Boiled Leg

September 28, 2018

Ahh … the end of September – when the leaves begin to turn, the air begins to crisp and Whitman’s campus says “adieu” to its first whole month in action. Well, all but one particular resident, who doesn’t know he really should say “adieu” … really … please … it’s weirding...

Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people made a Facebook group for the people that were staying and I’d say it’s about 20 to 30 that...

Op-Ed: Whitman’s Commitment to the Community

Ethan Graham '17

April 19, 2018

The disparity in demographics between students at Whitman College and those living in Walla Walla is striking. Whitman’s most recent Fall 2017 Class is comprised of just 9 percent self-identifying Hispanic/Latinos and 64 percent self-identifying White/Caucasian students. Meanwhile, 38 percent of Wal...

The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018

Sadie, Penny and Geo, all portrayed by Whitman students, lie motionless on a few threadbare carpets. Ocean circles them, her eyes drifting over the audience; she is dressed in the sea-green of the tormented ocean. The others are more traditionally Northwest: leather jackets, ripped and patched jeans...

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

Jake Sloop, WWU Sophomore

April 12, 2018

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...

Whitman Alum Helps Found Art Studio Cooperative

Whitman Alum Helps Found Art Studio Cooperative

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018

Whitman alumni have gone on to succeed in many of their ambitions and projects, and Hannah Bartman ‘16 is no exception. She is one of the many artists involved in the new art studio cooperative that opened on Sunday, April 8. The cooperative, known as The Barn, serves a dual purpose: it offers studio...

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

Martina Pansze, Editor in Chief

April 5, 2018

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...

Strategic Priorities Discussed at Feedback Forums

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018

This past week, the Strategic Planning Committee released an update on the planning process over the past months and hosted three feedback sessions with the greater Whitman community. The document emailed to the Whitman community last week was a series of reports from four out of the five working gr...

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