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Surviving winter break: tips from a veteran

Austin Biehl, staff writer

January 28, 2016

Winter break can be a trying time. Yes, the comforts of home are seductive: consuming meals that aren’t mild laxatives, sleeping in a bed without listening to your roommate snore, and getting to torment your parents just a little are some of my personal favorites. But Winter Break is also four weeks...

Winter Art Salon exhibits new media and technology

Hannah Bartman

January 29, 2015

The eighth annual Student Winter Art Salon opened at the Sheehan Gallery last Saturday, Jan. 24 and will remain open until Feb. 13. The art pieces featured are all completed in studio art classes at Whitman and the pieces displayed were chosen by three studio art faculty members. This year's salon holds...

Physical Plant Staff Defeats Another Winter

Physical Plant Staff Defeats Another Winter

Drew Edmonds

February 20, 2014

On Feb. 11, 2014, President George Bridges held a lunch to honor the heroic efforts of Physical Plant employees, specifically members of the grounds crew, during the past couple weeks of harsh winter conditions. The event served to commemorate all of the people who maintain campus behind the sc...

Organic Garden Weathers Winter, Waits for Spring

Organic Garden Weathers Winter, Waits for Spring

Lane Barton

February 20, 2014

With snow falling hard last week, many students had to adjust to the cold realities of winter in Walla Walla, but for the organic garden and its caretakers, this kind of snowfall is just another part of their seasonal cycle.  Due to the naturally cold winters in Walla Walla and the frequency...

Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Melina Hughes

February 6, 2014

It's finally here, the time for which we've all been waiting: the Winter Olympics. I know this year I will be curled up on my couch, wrapped in a blanket, wearing a parka, mittens and ski mask, sipping hot cocoa while watching my favorite winter sporter duke it out for the bronze, silver and frozen, I mean golden, medal. What sports will I ...

Voices of the Community: Issue 13

Voices of the Community: Issue 13

Jade Blake-Whitney

December 12, 2013

What are you looking forward to about break? Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they are looking forward to about break....

Winter Recipes

Winter Recipes

Karah Kemmerly

December 9, 2013

The winter holiday season is my favorite time of year. I love lights and winter coats and drinking hot tea. Winter is also a great time to whip up cozy eats and holiday treats. I hope you have fun trying these simple winter recipes! Winter Fruit Salad I often have a fruit salad as a quick break...

Skier qualifies for Winter Olympics

Peter Clark

February 14, 2013

While the Virgin Islands may not be known for producing Olympic skiers, one Whitman student is an exception to the trend. Junior Jazz Campbell, a member of the club ski team at Whitman, recently qualified to represent the Virgin Islands in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Campbell was born and rai...

Women’s Soccer Team Falls to Puget Sound 2-0

Quin Nelson

September 30, 2012

Despite dominating possession for most of the game, the Whitman women's soccer team fell to the University of Puget Sound 2-0 at the Whitman Soccer Complex on Saturday. Whitman took immediate control of possession in the first half, looking nothing like a team that has not beaten the UPS women since...

OP winter offerings

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Elena Aragon

November 8, 2011

Ice Fishing Ever take a gander at those old men sitting on the middle of a lake for hours, fishing through a miniscule hole in the ice? Well, now you can be one of them by coming on a two-day excursion to Moses Lake, where the main activity will be sitting on little chairs. This trip is perfect...

Varsity ski cuts spark outcry, discussion

Varsity ski cuts spark outcry, discussion

Kim Sommers and Cindy Chen

March 12, 2009

The economic crisis has finally hit home.   Last night, Wednesday, March 11, 300 Whitman students, faculty, staff and concerned community members filed into Maxey Auditorium to discuss the controversial decision to convert the varsity Alpine and Nordic ski team to a club sport. President George Bridges, At...

Unpredictable weather to blame for student injury

Alethea Buchal

March 12, 2009

Remember opening your campus Webmail last week to find an e-mail from the Dean of Students warning you to watch out for the dangerous mud-piles?   Perhaps the e-mail seemed a bit absurd and unconventional, but recent rapid fluctuations in the weather have affected many Whitman students.  According to Dea...

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