“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense…This new climate is slowly being institutionalized, and is affecting what can be said in the classroom, even as a basis for discussion... Read more »
With the beginning of the new academic year, all students feel the financial pressure of buying textbooks. With a steady increase in the price of textbooks in the last ten years, many students have sought alternatives to purchasing traditional textbooks. Students see e-books or retailers such as Amazon... Read more »
Imagine a wind turbine, its blades slowly turning as it stands between the science building, Harper Joy Theater, and Penrose Library. Picture a campus shimmering with the reflections of solar panels, retrofitted for rooftops. Think of going to the dining hall and leaving with a reusable to-go box in... Read more »
September 10, 2015
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At the very end of Main Street, where one would expect to see tumbleweeds rolling lazily across the street, there is soon to emerge a new kind of weed – a kind of weed that has garnered national attention and pushed Washington on the map of progressive social ideals. The Walla Walla Cannabis Co... Read more »
A Whitman student was among three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed in a vehicle crash on Wednesday night near Twisp, Washington. The student, Tom Zbyszewski, was a rising junior from Carlton, Washington. He was 20 years old. At Whitman, Tom was a physics major and lived in Lyman House. He was... Read more »
Sophomore Sean Terada remembers a sixth grade trip to Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. He hiked through the lush emerald growth in the rain forests on the slopes of the mountain, breathing in the humid air. Without warning, he came upon an abrupt cut away where the rainforest stopped and opened... Read more »
Three Hawaiian students are protesting a proposed telescope on the Mauna Kea mountain, a site Native Hawaiians regard as sacred.
As the clock strikes 8 p.m., women start to trickle into the climbing gym. By 8:05, Beyoncé is blasting from the speakers, and women are harnessing up and beginning to climb. Every other week, The Whitman Climbing Center hosts Ladies' Climbing Night from 8 to 10 p.m. Started by juniors Josephine... Read more »
Inspired by a climbing gym culture that is predominantly male, Ladies Climbing night has attracted dozens of enthusiastic women climbers.
"It was just an illusion," sings Julie Shapiro on "Drone," the opening track of Chastity Belt's latest album Time to Go Home. Some things may be an illusion for Seattle band Chastity Belt, but their success is not one. A group comprised of four Whitman â€˜12 grads, they recently released their so... Read more »
Seattle Band Chastity Belt, comprised of four Whitman '12 grads, will return to campus for a show on May 12th.
Allie Donahue, Martina Pansze, and Audrey Kelly contributed reporting. Walking around campus, it is not unlikely that you'll hear a student or two talking about Yaks. While it is possible that they are speaking of large wild oxen, they are more likely discussing the latest social media craze to overt... Read more »