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Non-PNW Residents, here’s your guide to rain

Ben Kearney, It’s raining from your tears September 30, 2021

Okay you newbies, listen up. Obviously if you’re new to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, then you know it gets wet and no I don’t mean from sex. Yes, it does rain a lot here. But don’t freak out,...

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...

Whitman Student Among Three Firefighters Killed in Crash

Whitman Student Among Three Firefighters Killed in Crash

Sarah Cornett and Lachlan Johnson August 20, 2015

A Whitman student was among three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed in a vehicle crash on Wednesday night near Twisp, Washington. The student, Tom Zbyszewski, was a rising junior from Carlton, Washington....

Whitman mens soccer players at Old Trafford, Manchester United F.C.s home stadium. Photo courtesy of the Whitman mens soccer team.

Preseason trips more than just vacations for varsity athletes

Cole Anderson September 25, 2014

One of the perks of being a varsity athlete at Whitman College is the implicit privilege, or obligation, to travel. Whether it is within the Pacific Northwest or to various places around the globe, it...

Mens soccer kicks season into full gear

Men’s soccer kicks season into full gear

Cole Anderson September 18, 2014

After starting their season with two losses in three games on a preseason trip to Virginia, the Whitman men's soccer team rallied to win their final game of the trip. Now with five games down, they are...

Another section of the Marriage Corner. Also, spring has definitely arrived!

Marriage Corner at People’s Park

Rachel Palfini May 7, 2014

As many of you probably know, Chinese culture, like so many others, places great emphasis on marriage. China has been a patriarchal society since its origin over 5000 years ago, and as such, much value...

United States Must Reconsider Rhetoric of ”˜Corpse for Corpse’

Andy Monserud February 20, 2014

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that he would suspend the death penalty for the duration of his term. Washington will execute none of its nine death row inmates until Inslee...

History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla

History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez October 23, 2013

"Let's start with ‘Bringing in the Sheeps,'" said Reverend James H. Wilbur, and in a booming voice, he led the crowd in the hymn. At 2 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2013, Fort Walla Walla Museum was...

Issue 2: Voices of the Community

Issue 2: Voices of the Community

Jade Blake-Whitney September 16, 2013

What is your favorite place to go off campus?  Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on where they like to go off-campus.

Pot Talk Clarifies New Initiative, Highlights Uncertainty Surrounding Reform

‘Pot Talk’ Clarifies New Initiative, Highlights Uncertainty Surrounding Reform

Dylan Tull January 28, 2013

While Washington State residents passed Initiative 502, regarding progressive marijuana reform, into legislation in December, the details of the initiative and what it means for both Washington residents...

Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More

Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More

Pamela London December 6, 2012

Whitman College varsity athletes: all Missionaries, all fierce Northwest Conference competitors, all striving to represent Whitman on and off the field. But no two varsity teams at Whitman are made alike. Each...

Photo by Halley McCormick.

Farming an Endowment: Whitman Landholdings Support Wind Turbines, Education

Allison Work November 26, 2012

The drive east along Highway 12 from the Tri-Cities back towards Walla Walla and the Whitman campus rarely fails to amaze me. At the left turn by Wallula Gap, I stare west at the vast expanse of land...

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