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We Must Change Social Activism on Campus

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist

April 27, 2017


Filed under OPINION

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 that makes our community so cohesive and empathetic. This willingness to put our opinions up for c...

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

May 15, 2014


Filed under Circuit, OPINION

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 days. Walla Walla sounded like a fairytale, something unreal and too good to be true, but coming from Albuquerque, I guess I ...

Calling the Whitman Bubble ‘Home’

Calling the Whitman Bubble ‘Home’

May 15, 2014


Filed under Circuit, OPINION

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 spontaneous naked laps, whether around Ankeny or through the library. (Maybe we even partook in a few.) We've fallen in love, made mist...

Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Isabel Mills

November 21, 2013


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

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, and then there was the Christian aid shelter directed towards men and families. It was seen that...

Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Serena Runyan

October 23, 2013


Filed under FEATURE

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 Veverka helps to organize one big service event during each academic semester. Fall Service Day is s...

Actively appreciating outdoors means more than owning gear

Actively appreciating outdoors means more than owning gear

nathanord

April 26, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

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 my thesis that's threatening to strangle me with my computer charger. That's all it would take, 20 minute drive...

Whitman bubble masks hardship

nathanord

March 1, 2012


Filed under OPINION

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. But the truth is, we live in a bubble: a bubble where people can afford to care. While Whitman touts...

Transitioning from Shantou’s bubble to Whitman’s

Transitioning from Shantou’s bubble to Whitman’s

Rensi Ke

October 29, 2009


Filed under Columnists

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 Whitma...

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