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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Op-Ed: What Whitties should know about Standing Rock

Kyla Rapp November 17, 2016

Last week, five Whitman students loaded our pepper spray goggles, canned beans and sleeping bags into a car and drove 17 hours to Cannonball, North Dakota to join water protectors there in halting the...

Political Plates: Food and California’s Drought

Sarah Cornett February 24, 2016

California’s drought (and that of other western states) isn’t showing signs of improvement. A chronic lack of water has encouraged high temperatures, lowered agricultural production, altered landscapes,...

I Love My Mom

Jack Swain, staff writer February 18, 2016

I took a shower today. The walls of my shower are made of square tiles. Some of the tiles are white and some of them are light blue. There is a circular metal shower-head at the top of the shower. There...

Anna Murveit and Sean McNulty examine a map showing contamination of household wells in Willywood.  Contributed by the WDA team.

Development Work Must Focus on Community Needs

August 23, 2012

This article was co-written by Sean McNulty '14 and Daniel Swain '13. Descending to Guatemala's Pacific coast feels like stepping slowly into a sauna. As the air heats up and becomes heavy with...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le November 17, 2011

25 Percentage of the population that lives in developing countries that face water shortages because of a lack of infrastructure to fetch water from rivers and aquifers. 10 Percentage of the global...

Credit: Catie Bergman

Physical plant waters down concerns about sprinkler use

Allison Work September 22, 2011

On any given hot Walla Walla day, it appears that sprinklers are constantly running somewhere on campus.  While watering is necessary to keep Whitman's grassy areas  as green as they are, sprinklers...

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