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The Frontier Days Parade You probably Didn’t Go To

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

September 11, 2016

Last Saturday the pastoral smell of manure hung in the air as 150 flag-bearing equestrians rode through the streets of downtown Walla Walla in celebration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Frontier Days Fair. The cavalcade ended a parade representing more than 125 organizations, including the Confederate Trib...

Home in Pásxapa

Photo by Marra Clay

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor

September 8, 2016

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for Whitman’s “Home in Pásxapa”  program: an event dedicated to detailing the history of Whitman and Walla W...

Walla Walla Holds Voices of Youth Count

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director

September 8, 2016

Walla Walla is participating in a nationwide study of youth homelessness led by the University of Chicago’s Chapin Hall Center for Children. The study’s supporters, including some Whitman students and alumni, hope that it will give Walla Walla a greater insight into the needs of its homeless population and how those needs can be served.

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

September 8, 2016

If you walked by the Walla Walla County Republican Headquarters in the red brick building on Second Avenue last week, you would not have found a soul there. Travel about a mile south though, and you would have found, amid the smell of fried dough and the mechanical whirs and jerks of a dozen carnival r...

Farmers’ Market Hosts Homegrown Art

Photo by Mika Nobles

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

Though all quirky and original, artists at the Walla Walla Farmer’s Market have a few things in common: passion, resourcefulness, and creativity.

Foundry Vineyard Central to Local Wine, Art Scene

Photo by Natalie Mutter

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

For almost two decades Foundry Vineyards has brought art and wine together.

Whitties spur kids’ creativity with stART

February 11, 2016

As arts programs get cut all around the country, a few Whitties have taken a stand against the tide. StART began two years ago and since then, its volunteers have been bringing the visual and performance arts to Walla Walla public schools. StART began with senior Alina Holmes and a simple idea. H...

The Little Theatre presents “The Glass Menagerie”

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

"I am the opposite of a stage magician," asserts the narrator of "The Glass Menagerie." "He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion." This notion of truth in disguise permeates The Little Theatre's performance of "Menagerie," written...

Eating Cheap in Walla Walla: A Grocery Guide

January 26, 2016

Welcome back to Vegan Beats! After a hiatus, we are back and excited to once again talk food with you. As the new year gets into full swing, money and health-related resolutions can easily get pushed aside for Bon App coffee cakes and Taqueria burritos. This little guide can help you on your journey to...

Movie Review: “Paper Tigers” Documentary

Movie Review:

Eric Anderson and Martina Pansze

December 10, 2015

The documentary “Paper Tigers” focuses on a topic most people agree upon; would anyone explicitly suggest that it’s a bad thing for teens suffering from toxic stress to receive help instead of punishment? The danger, then, with this kind of documentary filmmaking is not creating a product with...

Local High School’s Successes Highlighted in Documentary

Local High School's Successes Highlighted in Documentary

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

December 10, 2015

Amid the shuffle of finals stress, it’s easy to forget what’s going on outside of the bubble. Just a few blocks away from campus, however, is Lincoln High School, an alternative high school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. The documentary “Paper Tigers” follows the stories...

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