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Dear Future POC Student

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter May 12, 2017

Dear future students of color, Welcome to your new home. As the brochures say, there are countless reasons to attend Whitman. Renowned arts and academics, a surprisingly charming location ... the list...

In Defense of the Board of Trustees

Marra Clay, Publisher May 4, 2017

The Board of Trustees made a mistake. They grew the faculty too much, too quickly over the last few years, and now are needing to make cuts, which they are doing by not renewing certain tenure track positions...

Since September 2013, several hundred crimes have been recorded in Whitmans Campus Crime Log. Of those, almost 40% occurred in and around residence halls.

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

Marra Clay, Publisher March 30, 2017

Spring Break is often a time when the campus sees an increase in crime. Normally, there are several incidents of theft and some students will choose to report the crime to Whitman’s Security Office....

Live Blog: Spring Issue 1

Live Blog: Spring Issue 1

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor January 25, 2017

First issue of 2017! Here's a small compilation of highlights: Opinion Editor Peggy is displaying signs of excessive aggression. "I am the Grinch." -Peggy Li 2017 We miss Martina. ...

Updates: Student Withdraws after Being Identified as Person of Interest

Marra Clay, Publisher November 29, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29, Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent an update to the Whitman College community regarding the recent dissociative druggings on campus.  According to Cleveland, the College worked...

An Undetectable Drug

Marra Clay and Mitchell Smith November 10, 2016
Testing for any dissociative drugs, such as ketamine (“Special K”), gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and rohypnol (“roofies”), is particularly challenging because the drugs have a very short half-life, meaning they quickly leave the body. If an individual thinks they may have been drugged, then they would need to be tested within a few hours of ingesting the drug or it will not show up in the test results.
Senior Maddie Bailey poses with a poster that Rapp, Law, Lee, Kitzerow and Woodall are bringing to the Standing Rock protest.

#NoDAPL: Whitties Join the Activists

Marra Clay, Publisher November 1, 2016

Groups of Whitman students are driving seventeen hours to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. As of November 1, one car of students had...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor September 29, 2016

For the ninth year since its inception, the Instant Play Festival kicked off the 2016-2017 Whitman theatrical season in style, with students showcasing their hastily constructed and quality-made short...

Photo by Samarah Mendez

Multicultural Arts Festival sparks conversations

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter September 29, 2016

Excitement and joy took over the atmosphere at Pioneer Park as dancers whirled in the center of an appreciative audience of varying races and backgrounds. The chance to bring these people together came...

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer September 22, 2016

The new fountain in Lakum Duckum may have a bigger impact on Whitman students than one may think. Apart from being visually pleasing, it also has ecological, aesthetic and health benefits. These include...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor September 22, 2016

Interesting and unique historical artifacts are abound at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, which specializes in local specimens from the period preceding World War II. Perhaps the most compelling, however,...

Photo by Henry Honzel

Leslie Jamison and “The Empathy Exams” Spark Discussion on Campus

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer September 15, 2016

Whitman’s 2016 Summer Reading text, “The Empathy Exams,” has given students much to talk about over the past few weeks. In the book, author Leslie Jamison covers a wide range of topics including...

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