Rose Woodbury


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  1. Everything you need to know about to-die-for iced coffee I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category August 11, 2012

    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 beverage. It’s so ...

  2. “The Complete Works” hits it (almost) just right I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category August 2, 2012

    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 ...

  3. Relaxing fabulousness at the Whitehouse Crawford (on a budget!) I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category July 26, 2012

    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). ...

  4. Where have all the blueberries gone? I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category July 20, 2012

    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 ...

  5. Why I love trivia night (even though I don’t love trivia) I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category July 12, 2012

    “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. ...

  6. Labor, wine and the environment I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category June 25, 2012

    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 ...

  7. A tribute to the Walla Walla Valley Farmer’s Market I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category June 19, 2012

    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. ...

  8. On a scenic drive through the hills I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category June 12, 2012

    I know many before me have already noticed this, but I cant 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 ...

  9. Wine Culture Fantasies I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category June 6, 2012

    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 ...

  10. Whitman bookstore sacks plastic, adopts bagless policy News December 8, 2011

    Last Thursday, November 29th, 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.

  11. Eta Sigma Phi to publicize interest in ancient languages, connect students nationally News December 8, 2011

    Junior Classics majors, Kate Kight and Mariah Lapiroff decided to bring a national Classics Honors Society, Eta Sigma Phi, to bring more awareness of the Classics major on campus.

  12. Upgraded Whitman website to showcase unique aspects of student body News December 1, 2011

    Whitman is revamping its website to update its online presence and to better distinguish it from similar schools.

  13. Whitman debate team moves toward gender equality, women debaters face challenges News November 17, 2011

    In the debate community, it's not uncommon to hear derogatory terms used to describe female debaters who come across as overly aggressive. The unequal gender ratio within the activity seems to stem partly from its history as an activity practiced largely by white males and also from general sexism in ...

  14. Mellon Grant funds tenure positions News November 10, 2011

    Last June, Whitman was awarded a $644,000 grant from the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation that will allow eight faculty positions to be converted to tenure-track over a four-year period.

  15. Money a secondary concern when applying to be an RA News November 10, 2011

    This year, 75 students applied to be RAs, a higher number than the usual 60-65 applicants. Resident Assistants get free room and board, but most students don't seem to be applying for the position primarily for the financial benefits.

  16. ASWC townhall meeting focuses on diversity concerns News October 27, 2011

    When prospective students apply to Whitman, they are required to write a short essay addressing the question of diversity.  Yet  despite Whitman's focus on diversity,  some students remain concerned that a $320,000 decrease in available financial aid money and a shift from need-blind to need-sensitive admissions will ultimately curtail ...

  17. Whitties own guns, use them for sport News October 20, 2011

    Because of the potential dangers of carrying—even legally—a gun, there is a strict no-gun policy at Whitman.

  18. Whitties with learning disabilities mentor elementary school students through art News News Highlight October 13, 2011

    Project Eye-to-Eye, a national organization that facilitates mentorship between adults and elementary school students with learning disabilities, is new to Whitman this fall. In the program, Whitties with learning disabilities are mentoring local fourth and fifth grade students with similar learning disabilities by creating art together.

  19. Whitman students discuss employment opportunities, job market with alumni at networking event News October 6, 2011

    To schmooze or not to schmooze: that is the question. Last Friday, Sept. 30, many current Whitties decided to meet with past Whitman grads to schmooze and network at the Alumni Networking Reception. With Fall Reunion Weekend this past weekend, campus was swarming with Whitman alumni from all years. The college ...

  20. Student group efforts to bring back free expression wall at a standstill News News Highlight September 29, 2011

    Last semester several students formed a group interested in reinstating the Free Expression Wall, a space where students could display their thoughts and opinions. The wall was made up of a piece of plywood that hung outside the main entrance of Olin Hall. It was removed in April of 2007.

  21. Students gain experience abroad, mature during gap year News September 22, 2011

    Taking a gap year between high school and college has become increasingly common. Although there is no official poll that tracks the number of students who choose to take gap years nationwide, Whitman students who choose to take a year off seem to support this notion.

  22. Whitman alumnus Scott Thompson lectures on first amendment issues News September 22, 2011

    Today, Thursday, Sept. 22, Whitman alumnus Scott Thompson '05 is giving a lecture on the extent to which the U.S. government's role in encouraging moderate forms of Islam violates the first amendment.

  23. WDA summer trip to Guatemala builds trust, gathers info News September 15, 2011

    This summer, Whitman Direct Action (WDA) sent five students to Willywood, Guatemala to assess problems and needs in the community in hopes of returning to the same community next summer.

  24. Donna Perry Jones on-board in Office of Fellowships and Grants News September 8, 2011

    There's a new face in the Office of Fellowships and Grants this year. Donna Perry Jones has come on board as the administrative assistant to replace Karen Kinder, who retired at the end of last semester. Although she's new to the office, Jones has been a part of the Whitman ...

  25. CFL distribution promotes climate change in baby steps News April 1, 2010

    "Personally, the idea of doing something concrete and with my own hands that is both beneficial to local families and the earth was a lot more fulfilling than discussing ways to convince politicians to start caring," said senior Natalie Popovich of the compact fluorescent light bulb distribution project, the inaugural ...

  26. Blind dating service attracts dozens of Whitman singles News March 11, 2010

    Co-founders Erickson and juniors Heather Nichols-Haining and Spring Lonneker were reticent at first to start a free matchmaking service for Whitman students, but were pleasantly surprised when dozens of students signed up and were able to go on first dates this past weekend.

  27. New peer speaking coaches seem helpful for WUC presenters News March 4, 2010

    Presenters to the Whitman Undergraduate Conference will be more than prepared this year as they are mentored by writing fellows provided by the Written and Oral Communication Initiative, a new program created from a recent gift to the College. Peer mentors will also work with students to polish speeches before ...

  28. Secession gains ASWC club recognition News February 25, 2010

    The Secession, Whitman's student-founded, say-anything magazine, received formal club recognition from ASWC at its Sunday, Feb. 7, senate meeting.

  29. Mentees enthusiastic to unite with mentors for Mentees to Campus Day carnival News February 18, 2010

    The Center for Community Services' annual Mentees to Campus Day brings together Whitman mentors and their mentees for an afternoon of fun activities. The young mentees look forward to the carnival so much they have been known to lie about illnesses in order to attend.

  30. When it comes to dating, gender imbalance accepted Front Page Slideshow News February 18, 2010

    Whitman students discuss the prospects of dating with the gender ratio balanced in favor of women.

  31. Celebrations of the Lunar New Year on campus News February 11, 2010

    Student clubs prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

  32. Budget cuts lead to truncated BFFC hours, frustrated students News Highlight February 4, 2010

    Students are divided over the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center's new weekend hours. The center will now close earlier on Saturdays and open later on Sundays.


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