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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by M Hu.

Casino Prom wins big

Amelia Leach, Campus Life Reporter April 27, 2023

With the hard work of the Whitman Events Board (WEB) and the enthusiasm of the student body, Casino Prom, the extravagant culmination of spirit week, hit the jackpot.  Sophomore Shantényka Thompson,...

Students reflect on how Whitman’s president stays active on campus

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter April 27, 2023

Have you ever not seen President Bolton at any campus event? Whitman's newest president has quickly gained a reputation for seemingly being everywhere on campus at once, whether it be at a Harper Joy show...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

Culture and community: Whitman celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter October 20, 2022

A collaborative event between the Intercultural Center (IC) and Whitman Events Board (WEB) celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with an evening brightened by lively music, dancing and delicious food....

Photo by Aidan Tribolet.

Whitman celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival

Ben Kearney, News Reporter September 22, 2022

On Sept. 15, Whitman students caught a glimpse of some Chinese cultural traditions at Mid-Autumn Festival. In the Reid Campus Center Ballroom, China@Whitman hosted a celebration where students were treated...

Photo by Jake Lee.

“Open up, it’s Mike”: Last WEB Open Mic of the semester

Marian Sandoval Lemus, Campus Life Reporter May 5, 2022

Last Friday, the Whitman Events Board (WEB) closed up their Open Mic Spring series with the open mic titled, “Open Up, It’s Mike.” The event took place on Reid Side Lawn, where blankets were...

Contributed Photo by Chloe Jackson.

WEB and webbed feet: Whitman hosts annual duck hunt

Diana Issa, Campus Life Reporter May 5, 2022

The Duck Hunt is a spring Whitman tradition where students and staff have the chance to win prizes by collecting ducks hidden all over the campus, in both obvious and strange places. Senior Associate...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

The wonderful world of WEB events

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 21, 2022

Earlier this month, students settled into the basement of Reid, lounging on the couches and chatting amongst themselves until the lights were dimmed, leaving the audience in quiet anticipation. The...

Comedian Chris James breaks the barriers of Zoom to entertain Whitman community

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter April 9, 2021

With a fake background of a beach behind him, Chris James looked like he was calling in from a tropical vacation — when in actuality, the British-African comedian was hundreds of miles away in LA. On...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

“It feels good to take care of something”: WEB initiative provides students with their own plants

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter April 1, 2021

Tiny green sprouts and larger, leafier plants line the windowsills of many dorm buildings on campus. Looking up into the windows, an outsider might wonder where all these students got so many plants. The...

WEB Murder Mystery brings students together for virtual detective work

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter March 18, 2021

On Friday, March 12, WEB hosted a virtual murder mystery night, complete with bungling detectives, hidden clues and an abundance of prizes. The event was hosted over Zoom and was assisted by representatives...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

WEB reaches students with lucky bamboo plants

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter November 19, 2020

In place of the Whitman Events Board’s (WEB) annual Succulent Spectacular, WEB Creative Arts Director and junior Environmental Studies and Biology double major Nicole Song organized to send 100 DIY...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

WEB finds creative solutions to build community

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter September 24, 2020

Even from afar, Whitman Events Board (WEB) is committed to giving students fun, creative opportunities to take a communal study break. WEB is adapting to this online semester with virtual events like the...

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