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County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under FEATURE

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...

Whitman Student Among Three Firefighters Killed in Crash

Whitman Student Among Three Firefighters Killed in Crash

Sarah Cornett and Lachlan Johnson

August 20, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, FEATURE, NEWS, News Highlight

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. He was 20 years old. At Whitman, Tom was a physics major and lived in Lyman House. He was...

Preseason trips more than just vacations for varsity athletes

Preseason trips more than just vacations for varsity athletes

Cole Anderson

September 25, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports

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 is no doubt that Whitman varsity athletes are well-travelled. Between the Bahamas, England and Hawaii,...

Men’s soccer kicks season into full gear

Men’s soccer kicks season into full gear

Cole Anderson

September 18, 2014


Filed under Men's Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Sports Profiles, Varsity Sports

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 riding a three-game winning streak into conference play. The Missionaries will open their conference...

Marriage Corner at People’s Park

Marriage Corner at People’s Park

Rachel Palfini

May 7, 2014


Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

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 is placed on producing sons. With recent medical advances in the past few decades, the sex ratio in...

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

Andy Monserud

February 20, 2014


Filed under OPINION

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 leaves office. It's a good indicator of Inslee's opinion on the topic and hopefully a predictor of...

History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla

History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez

October 23, 2013


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

"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 transported back to 1857. On a sunny afternoon, and amidst a fall background, Reverend Wilbur engage...

Issue 2: Voices of the Community

Issue 2: Voices of the Community

Jade Blake-Whitney

September 16, 2013


Filed under OPINION

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


Filed under Community, Events, NEWS

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 and students have remained somewhat unclear. Walla Walla City Attorney Tim Donaldson and Polic...

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


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

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 individual team has a unique history at Whitman. Teams such as basketball and baseball have...

Farming an Endowment: Whitman Landholdings Support Wind Turbines, Education

Farming an Endowment: Whitman Landholdings Support Wind Turbines, Education

Allison Work

November 26, 2012


Filed under Circuit, NEWS, News Highlight

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 carved out by the ancient Missoula floods, captured by the exposed magnificence of the land in all its contours and forms and patterns. I've stopped many times on drives from Wallula Gap ...

Men’s, women’s soccer honor seniors

Peter Clark

October 25, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

As the soccer season winds down for the Whitman women's and men's soccer teams, both women's head coach Heather Cato and men's head coach Mike Washington waved goodbye to two groups of seniors that played their final home weekend of matches this past Saturday and Sunday. While watching their seniors play for one of the last t...

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