Everything you need to know about to-die-for iced coffee

Rose Woodbury
August 11, 2012
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Today I'm going to talk about one of my all-time favorite summertime beverages: cold-brewed iced coffee. I'm not talking about pouring regular coffee over ice and calling it a day. I'm talking about the glorious, chocolatey-silk tasting iced coffee. The nectar of coffees. This isn't your give-me-some-caffeine-because-I-have-to-wake-up... Read more »

“The Complete Works” hits it (almost) just right

Rose Woodbury
August 2, 2012
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Last night I saw the preview of Shakespeare Walla Walla's "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" at the Powerhouse Theatre. Some of the humor needed a little fine-tuning, but all in all I had fun. Three male actors give a very brief run-through of all Shakespeare's plays. As you can... Read more »

Relaxing fabulousness at the Whitehouse Crawford (on a budget!)

Rose Woodbury
July 26, 2012
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Until last Sunday, I had only ever heard about the Whitehouse Crawford. I'd heard people say things like: "It was amazing," and "I've never eaten like that before," and "The olive oil ice cream is out of this world." Well, then obviously this restaurant is out of my league (I thought). I may have... Read more »

Where have all the blueberries gone?

Rose Woodbury
July 20, 2012
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If anyone knows where the blueberries are, please tell me. Maybe I'm a little late to the game, but I can't find them anywhere. Disclaimer: at risk of totally embarrassing myself, I will tell you that a good friend informed me of the very best blueberry-picking spot and told me that this was the very... Read more »

Why I love trivia night (even though I don’t love trivia)

Rose Woodbury
July 12, 2012
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"In the fashion world, what are mules?" We came from the heat, disoriented, into the lounge. The clear voice boomed above us. (We do this weekly, actually.) Every Tuesday is trivia night at the Red Monkey, and even though I don't consider myself a trivia junkie by any means, I love the ritual.... Read more »

Labor, wine and the environment

Rose Woodbury
June 25, 2012
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Working in a tasting room, I often forget how much of the wine industry depends on the whims of nature. A co-worker (I'll call him Alex), who has been involved in several seasons of harvest and crush, recently described the relationship between the industry and the local environment. I'd like to share... Read more »

A tribute to the Walla Walla Valley Farmer’s Market

Rose Woodbury
June 19, 2012
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Walla Walla can sometimes feel lacking in culture, especially if you're more used to city life. Even though I know there are artists, writers, craftspeople and chefs living all over this town, I forget about them because I so rarely find myself in places where I feel their creative energy. (Of course, ... Read more »

On a scenic drive through the hills

Rose Woodbury
June 12, 2012
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I know many before me have already noticed this, but I can't stop myself from saying it again: the light in Walla Walla is incredible. (Especially in the summer, especially at sunset.) And I have a confession to make. The way that crazy-beautiful light plays on those miles of subtle hills was about... Read more »

Wine Culture Fantasies

Rose Woodbury
June 6, 2012
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Welcome, all, to my blog! I'm going to be writing about my personal, often critical opinions of things I do in Walla Walla this summer. "Things I do" will include my experiences in places such as wineries and restaurants as well as swimming holes and hiking spots. I hope for my blog to entertain you,... Read more »

Whitman bookstore sacks plastic, adopts bagless policy

Whitman bookstore sacks plastic, adopts bagless policy

Rose Woodbury
December 8, 2011
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On Thursday, Nov. 29, the bookstore formalized a policy it had been casually subscribing to for a while: it will no longer offer customers plastic bags unless they ask for them. And, if customers want a bag, the bookstore suggests that they make a donation. The initiative was made official in part by th... Read more »

Eta Sigma Phi to publicize interest in ancient languages, connect students nationally

Eta Sigma Phi to publicize interest in ancient languages, connect students nationally

Rose Woodbury
December 8, 2011
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While the classics department may seem relatively small, with only three declared senior majors, five declared juniors and two declared sophomores, students' passions for ancient Greek and Latin languages and culture run deep. Furthermore, many students currently enrolled in classics classes who may not nece... Read more »

Upgraded Whitman website to showcase unique aspects of student body

Rose Woodbury
December 1, 2011
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Whitman is revamping its website to update its online presence and to better distinguish it from similar schools. The new website, coming out at the end of November, will sport a home page that emphasizes Whitman-specific content more than ever. The new home page will emphasize places across campus s... Read more »