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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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Governor Inslee visits Walla Walla and unites community around climate action

Zac Bentz, Publisher April 6, 2023

Amid a statewide housing crisis and the impending threat of global climate collapse, Washington Governor Jay Inslee visited Walla Walla on Tuesday, March 14 to speak with the community and address issues...

Decrease in midterm election turnout

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Despite record spending on elections, the 2022 midterms marked an estimated overall decrease in the percentage of eligible voters that actually voted. This is a stark contrast from the 2018 midterms, which...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

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
with five games down, the Missionaries are riding a three-game winning streak into conference play. They will open their conference season this weekend.
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 leaves office. It’s a good indicator of Inslee’s opinion on the topic and hopefully a predictor of things to come.
History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla

History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez October 23, 2013
Former pastor and Walla Walla community member Chuck Hindman transformed into a historical figure of Walla Walla's past Sunday. Part of Fort Walla Walla's ongoing Living History Series, Hindman captivated audiences with his turn as Reverend James H. Wilbur.
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
Walla Walla City Attorney Tim Donaldson and Police Sergeant Chris Buttice gave a talk on Monday, Jan. 28 to clarify details and questions regarding Initiative 502.
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