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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

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
Descending to Guatemala’s Pacific coast feels like stepping slowly into a sauna. As the air heats up and becomes heavy with moisture, the land flattens and the crops grow tall until the only perspective available is directly down the road you travel. Our bus, spewing diesel exhaust and splashing through puddles, turns onto a dirt road.

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le November 17, 2011
Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.
Credit: Catie Bergman

Physical plant waters down concerns about sprinkler use

Allison Work September 22, 2011
Frequent sprinkler use on campus has led some students to raise concerns about water conservation at a purportedly environmentally-friendly school. However, physical plant employees assure students that the sprinkler system is sustainable.
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