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Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Women's March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018

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

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

Illustration by Lydia Petroske

Harry Kelso, Opinion Columnist

October 9, 2017

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

Photo by Taj Howe

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017

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

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

Illustration by Claire Revere

India Flinchum, Columnist

September 28, 2017

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

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).

Deep Summer

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

September 7, 2017

You know about the doldrums.

LLC Manager Devon Wootten Running for City Council

LLC Manager Devon Wootten Running for City Council

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017

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

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...

Walla Walla: Sin City

Alissa Antilla and Alex Brockman

May 4, 2017

There is a piece of Walla Walla’s history that is swept under the records. Walla Walla, home to hundreds of upscale vineyards, gourmet restaurants and boutiques is a favorite weekend getaway for many. Walking down main street, it’s hard to imagine Walla Walla being described as anything but cut...

Walla Walla Tour de Fry

Walla Walla Tour de Fry

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay

April 27, 2017

With just two issues of The Wire remaining, Publisher Marra Clay and I asked ourselves what we had missed this year. One word came to mind: food. Then another: fries. So we decided to embark on a selflessly (ful)filling expedition, the Walla Walla Tour de Fry. We visited local favorites The Green Lan...

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