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Vol. CLIV, Issue 3
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Facing unresolved challenges the pandemic has left to us

Nana Kumagai, Columnist December 2, 2021

We are approaching the end of this semester. As I look back at the past several months, I am amazed by how different they have been compared to the first in-person semester I had last spring. This semester...

Photo contributed by Abby Juhasz.

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
Senior guest columnist Jane Carmody urges students to experience life outside the "Whitman bubble."
Calling the Whitman Bubble Home

Calling the Whitman Bubble ‘Home’

May 15, 2014
Senior guest columnist Jillian Davis examines how she has learned to call the "Whitman bubble" home and encourages students to immerse themselves in the unique culture of Whitman College.
Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Isabel Mills November 21, 2013
Learn more about Whitman students who volunteer at the STEP women's shelter, an organization that offers local homeless women and children a place to sleep.
Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Serena Runyan October 23, 2013
Read more about collaborative community service projects between Whitties and students from Walla Walla University.
Illustration: Alex Bailey

Actively appreciating outdoors means more than owning gear

nathanord April 26, 2012
Too often, being outdoorsy at Whitman isn’t really about doing outdoorsy things. We need to take advantage of this sun and just get outside.

Whitman bubble masks hardship

nathanord March 1, 2012
We talk a lot about living in a bubble, but what exactly does the Whitman bubble mean?
Credit: Johnson

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 overnight on a midterm paper—I suddenly got a sense of Whitman's bubble. My personal Whitman bubble is currently filled with Bronislaw Malinowski's psychological functionalism, Sandra Gilbert's ekphrastic poetry and my slow process of adjusting to that bubble. That's right: my goal is to immerse myself in the bubble that many Whitman students try to break through. While the content within individual bubbles varies, our communal Whitman bubble remains the product of what Whitman proudly claims—its traditional liberal arts education.
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