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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman Fundraiser Campaign “Upward Together” Kicks off

Whitman Fundraiser Campaign “Upward Together” Kicks off

Aya Mahmoudi, News Reporter October 19, 2023

This week, Whitman College announced a goal to raise 200 million dollars in funds through their new “Upward Together” campaign. Oct. 13 was the official date when alumni from across the country...

Whitman’s identity crisis

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor November 17, 2022

The New York Times Best Seller and subsequent non-profit Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) describes Whitman College as a place which, well, changes lives. The CTCL’s entry on Whitman College reads:...

Op-Ed: Whitman’s unpaid debt

Jeff Mutethia, Junior March 3, 2022

On Jan. 30, the Whitman community received an email from the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) titled “Land Acknowledgment.” In their email, ASWC reiterated the truth that Whitman occupies...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

Finding youth and happiness through Thomas Winterberg’s Another Round

Parsa Keshavarz Alamdari, Columnist February 24, 2022

“What is youth? A dream. What is love? The dream’s content.” Thomas Winterberg’s film "Another Round" begins with a poem from celebrated Danish poet, Søren Kierkegaard. Winning the Academy...

After 3 Weeks of Intense Love-Making, the Dreaded ‘Talk’ Comes Up Again, and The Whitman Student Body is Here For It!

Maddie Ott, Soil Salesperson March 7, 2019

They had met at an outrageous Whitman party. Hormones surged as the potential couple began to high-key grind on each other. It all happened in a split second. The next morning they were spotted at Cleveland,...

Whitman Student Relocates Third Time in One Hour After Getting No Homework Done at Previous Location

AQ, New Yorker Feature Writer and Cryer February 28, 2019

Martha has sh*t to get done before Spring Break. Last Saturday, Martha was resolved that she would at least get her reading and paper outline done. She reportedly sprung from her bed and headed out of...

Mystery Solved: Professor revealed to be garden gnome

Maddie Ott, Ground Beef Donation February 24, 2019

In the beginning, there was the sense of suspicion. Dressed in an elaborate linen lederhosen, and topped with a homemade knit cap, Professor Chuckles L. Smiley only drew stares from her classes. Rumors...

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Whitman changes mascot to Shrek to break Whitman bubble, integrate local onion culture

AE, Imitation Freegan September 28, 2018

Wednesday, 4p.m. — In response to the student body’s outcry for a change, President Kathy Murray and Dean of Students Kazi Joshua have issued a joint statement declaring that Whitman College’s mascot,...

Sorority Recruitment Kicks Off With New Acrobatics Portion of the Selection Process

Maude Lustig, Hot "No Diggity" Dog September 24, 2018

Disclaimer: The Wire must disclose that the author of the following article did not “get into” the sorority she wanted during rush. But she is NOT bitter. She made that very clear to us. Well, it’s...

Area dog owners fed up with unpaid labor

CJ Fritz, Amateur Porcupine Hugger September 23, 2018

A crisis in unpaid labor is gripping the Walla Walla area. Exploitative practices and unchecked privilege have led to the abuse of some of the area’s most important workers: dogs. For 150 years,...

87 Percent of Students Crumbling Before Our Very Eyes

AE, Butt Munch April 12, 2018

Tuesday, 12:47 a.m.: At least twelve-hundred Whitman students have spontaneously turned to sand over the last two weeks. As papers and tests pile up, the confusing phenomenon has ravaged the campus, leaving...

The Future of Encounters

The Future of Encounters

Andrew Schwartz March 8, 2018
Review documents, as well as interviews with numerous faculty, show the philosophical and political stakes of the debates around the future of Whitman College’s “signature program.”
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