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Volunteering in Walla Walla: Extending beyond the Whitman bubble

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Whitman students live in Walla Walla and as such, there are opportunities to engage with the surrounding community. Many students give back to the town they live in by participating in community service,...

We Must Change Social Activism on Campus

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist April 27, 2017

Whitman has a respectable tradition of social justice and activism. As Whitties, we aspire to create the most comfortable and accepting environment for our fellow students. It is that ability to change...

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

May 15, 2014

This guest column was written by Jane Carmody '14 Before I arrived in Walla Walla, it was always a struggle to describe to those in my hometown where exactly I was going to be spending my undergraduate...

Calling the Whitman Bubble Home

Calling the Whitman Bubble ‘Home’

May 15, 2014

This guest column was written by Jillian Davis '14. We've completed the Clarette's challenge or failed at an attempt to do so. Pulled all-nighters or completed the quiet room challenge, seen many...

Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Isabel Mills November 21, 2013

Four years ago, there was not a place for single women in need of shelter to go in Walla Walla. The local women's STEP shelter has since changed that. "Before, there was the YWCA domestic violence center,...

Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Serena Runyan October 23, 2013

By participating in community service, students at Walla Walla University find a chance to break out of their routines and get involved within the community. WWU Community Service Coordinator Ellie...

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Actively appreciating outdoors means more than owning gear

nathanord April 26, 2012

Perhaps it is fitting that as I write this all I can think about is driving up Mill Creek Road, hiking up one of the hillsides, and getting up, away, outside and out of our Whitman bubble, free of...

Whitman bubble masks hardship

nathanord March 1, 2012

I love Whitman. I love dealing daily with some of the smartest people I've ever met. I love the 3 a.m. conversations about the corn lobby and the hour-long discussions on how to create a better world....

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Transitioning from Shantou’s bubble to Whitman’s

Rensi Ke October 28, 2009

Waking up from an eight-hour siesta, glancing at the clock in the dark and  recalling with remorse  how many assignment deadlines I had missed because of    this extended nap: the result of working...

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