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Shadowing Chalese Rabidue

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 for the Police Department, comes in moments later. Every Monday-Friday, from 11:30-1:00, Chalese...

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 in Walla Walla, she will remain independent from Whitman College, even though her office will be l...

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, The Pioneer explored gaps in Whitman's Title IX process through survivor experience. Some have spo...

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 at 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. The event, which goes from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on April 13, will feature...

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Andy Monserud

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 Church on Palouse Avenue into an emergency warming center for the city's homeless. ...

Ice Chalet Provides Skating Outpost For Community

Ice Chalet Provides Skating Outpost For Community

Mitchell Smith

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 Ice Chalet, established in 1965, is the only ice rink within a 40-mile radius in Walla Wall...

Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement

Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement

Karah Kemmerly

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 forces again to serve women in the community. YWCA advocate Laura Mills, Americorps Intern with the YWCA Jenna Skinness and several members of Feminists Advocating ...

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

Karah Kemmerly

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 from several students offering resources and support for the survivor, which Kight found heartening....

YWCA, allies march against domestic violence

Lachlan Johnson

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 Christian Association (YWCA) of Walla Walla's third annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" march against...

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 Latina women in the Walla Walla community. Anne-Marie Schwerin,...

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...

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

Mallory Martin

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 that fights for an end to violence against women and girls that was started in 1988 by Eve...

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