Sticker Shock

Sticker Shock

Aleida Fernandez
February 27, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Off-Campus Blogs, Sprechen Sie Englisch?

Today I looked at the Twenty Most Expensive Cities in the World. Two of the cities on the list I will be traveling to for Spring Break: London, the number one most expensive city, and Stockholm, Sweden, number 15. Next week I jet off to Copenhagen, Denmark, number 10. Tickets to get there were not the ... Read more »

President Bridges to Step Down Next Year

Emily Lin-Jones
February 27, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News

President George Bridges announced he will step down from his position at the end of the next academic year in an email sent out to the student body on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Bridges, formerly a sociology professor and associate dean at University of Washington, was appointed as Whitman College's president by the Board of Trustees in 2005. Accordin... Read more »

Timely Warning Email Leaves Unanswered Questions

Sarah Cornett
February 27, 2014
Filed under News

Students, faculty and staff were sent a timely warning email from Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland last Friday stating that Eddie Mathews, a custodian employed by the college, had activated "trespassed" status. A photo of Mathews was included in the email, and Whitman community members were urged to c... Read more »

Fierce Competition Predicted for Oscars

Fierce Competition Predicted for Oscars

Nathan Fisher
February 27, 2014
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Movie Reviews

Move aside "Downton Abbey" and "Good Wife," because the Oscars are on Sunday, March 2. That's right, the golden phallus, the Academy Award of Merit, dubbed the Oscars, will be awarded to the top dogs in the film industry. This year's competition was fierce, and it showcased a plethora of standout movies.... Read more »

City Council Votes to Close Aviary, Plans for Future

Lane Barton
February 27, 2014
Filed under Feature

The Pioneer Park Aviary, which has teemed with a wide variety of avian wildlife for years, may soon find its enclosures empty after Walla Walla City Council voted to close it two weeks ago. A motion to begin the planning phase of closing the aviary, which has been the subject of closure talks since ... Read more »

Men’s Tennis Accepts Nothing but Success this Season

Men’s Tennis Accepts Nothing but Success this Season

Marah Alindogan
February 27, 2014
Filed under Sports

If you walk into Sherwood Athletic Center, you will see banner after banner hanging on the rafters of George Ball Court commemorating the success of the nationally ranked Whitman College men's tennis team. The program has won six of the past Northwest Conference championships and is now currently ranked... Read more »

Cycling Team Quietly Rides Under Radar

Mitchell Smith
February 27, 2014
Filed under Sports

Whitman College has a secret. A club team here finished in the top five in the country for both men and women last year, and it has a defending national champion and alumni who have become some of the best riders in the United States. That secret is the Whitman cycling team, which has quietly become... Read more »

Mease not Mooses: Lactic Library

Mease not Mooses: Lactic Library

Luke Hampton
February 27, 2014
Filed under Campus Cartoon, Opinion

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Trio of Hip-Hop Musicians to Come to Campus for Spring Concert

Emma Dahl
February 27, 2014
Filed under A&E

This Thursday, Feb. 27, three hip-hop artists will be performing in the Reid Campus Center Ballroom for the Whitman Events Board big spring concert. In the past, ballroom performers have included Macklemore, Kitten and St. Vincent (although she technically played on the sidelawn). This semester, there... Read more »

Russian Problems Remain Despite Revolutionized Games in Sochi

Pamela London
February 27, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With an emphatic ceremony celebrating the past and the future, the XXII Olympic Winter Games came to a close. The flame was put out––by giant stuffed animals crying fake tears, no less––and now the eyes of the world turn to the next great sporting venture. The Olympic cycle will next stop in... Read more »

Sherman Victim of Gender Normativity in Media

Sherman Victim of Gender Normativity in Media

Alisha Agard
February 27, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Opinion Highlight

This NFL football season was an entertaining one. Full of rivals and surprising wins, it was cool to see some of the underdog teams step up to the plate. As a Seattleite, I was happy to see the success of the Seattle Seahawks, and when they won the game against the San Francisco 49ers that sent the... Read more »

Senior Ethan Dederick Advances to Second Round of Mars One Application

Senior Ethan Dederick Advances to Second Round of Mars One Application

Josephine Adamski
February 27, 2014
Filed under News

Senior Ethan Dederick  has passed the first round of applications to be on the first manned mission to Mars. Getting accepted into the program would mean that Dederick gets a one-way ticket to Mars. In other words, he wouldn't be returning to Earth. The program is called Mars One, a non-profit organ... Read more »