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Shadowing Chalese Rabidue

Photo by North Bennett
October 4, 2017

I sit outside room 108 in the Courthouse on Main St., not knowing what to expect. I am greeted by Kandice, a YWCA advocate. She unlocks the room and Chalese Rabidue, the Domestic Violence Services Officer...

Whitman Welcomes a New Sexual Assault Victims Advocate

September 22, 2016

Hailey Powers, Whitman’s new Sexual Assault Victims Advocate, will begin work on campus this week. Employed by the local YWCA, a sexual assault and domestic violence response organization with a branch...

Ahead of the curve?: investigating sexual assault on campus

October 2, 2014

This article is the second in a two-part series exploring incidences of sexual assault on college campuses and how they are handled at Whitman and by colleges nationwide. In the first part of this series,...

Ice Chalet Hosts Final Event of Season

April 10, 2014

Students are invited to take a step out of the April showers and onto the ice at the final Ice Chalet event at the YWCA. The Ice Chalet, the only public ice skating rink in Walla Walla, will close for...

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather
February 20, 2014

In the face of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall earlier this winter, homeless men and women in Walla Walla found themselves well cared for. Volunteers and community leaders converted the First Congregational...

Ice Chalet Provides Skating Outpost For Community

Ice Chalet Provides Skating Outpost For Community
November 21, 2013

Some kids sit, others cling to a white wall with a yellow stripe lining the bottom and the rest glide gleefully across the ice. This is the scene at the YWCA Ice Chalet on a typical Thursday night. The...

Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement

Illustration by Tyler Schuh
April 18, 2013

In 1917, Mary Shipman Penrose, the wife of Whitman College president Stephen B. Penrose, was the first president of the Walla Walla YWCA. Almost one hundred years later, Whitman and the YWCA are joining...

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault
March 6, 2013

While browsing whitmanencounters.com one day, senior Kate Kight saw a post that really scared her. This post, written by a student whose friend had been sexually assaulted by an RA, contained responses...

YWCA, allies march against domestic violence

October 18, 2012

They rolled in on motorcycles, decked out in heels, neon wigs and other finery, or came bearing homemade signs urging an end to violence. Participants of all stripes came to take part in the Young Women's...

Mariposa program helps Latina elementary school students thrive

October 11, 2012

As local elementary school students settle into routines for the new school year, programs are beginning to look forward to integrating themselves into these student's lives. One program, Mariposa, seeks...

Changes made to handling of sexual misconduct cases

September 6, 2012

The Whitman administration made significant changes in its procedures for handling sexual assault over the summer, with an emphasis on improved communication with the Walla Walla YWCA and police department....

Whitman women take action against violence with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

February 23, 2012

Starting this Friday, Feb. 24, Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment and the Voices of Planned Parenthood will bring V-Day, an event of global activism, to campus. V-Day is a campaign and organization...

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