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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Whitman students and Title IX administrators adjust to federal guideline changes

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

After a year of changes to Title IX legislation, college students and Title IX administrators are dealing with the fallout.  In Aug. 2020, the Trump administration fundamentally changed Title IX, a...

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Shadowing Chalese Rabidue

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter 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

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter 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

Sam Grainger-Shuba 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

Hannah Bartman April 10, 2014
Students are invited to take a step out of the April showers and onto the ice, with the final Ice Chalet event at the YWCA. The Ice Chalet, the only public ice skating rink in Walla Walla, will close for the year at the end of April.
Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Andy Monserud February 20, 2014
During freezing temperatures earlier this winter, volunteers and community leaders converted the First Congregational Church into an emergency warming center for the city’s homeless. The center provided warm cots to those homeless who could not or preferred not to sleep in Walla Walla's existing shelters.
Ice Chalet Provides Skating Outpost For Community

Ice Chalet Provides Skating Outpost For Community

Mitchell Smith November 21, 2013
The Ice Chalet, established in 1965, is the only ice rink within a 40-mile radius of Walla Walla and serves the needs of the entire ice-skating community in the city, offering skating sessions, a hockey school, and figure skating sessions.
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Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement

Karah Kemmerly April 18, 2013
FACE and the Walla Walla YWCA team up to put on Take Back the Night, a community march against sexual violence.
FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

Karah Kemmerly March 6, 2013
FACE events like the recent sexual assault panel and Take Back the Night create a space for crucial dialogue about sexual assault and the campus culture surrounding it.

YWCA, allies march against domestic violence

Lachlan Johnson October 18, 2012
Participants of all stripes came to take part in the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Walla Walla's third annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” march against domestic violence on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Mariposa program helps Latina elementary school students thrive

Maegan Nelson 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 to improve the lives of young Hispanic women in the Walla Walla community.

Changes made to handling of sexual misconduct cases

Rachel Alexander 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. These changes were made in response to student complaints about Whitman's handling of sexual assault on campus.
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