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Yik Yak at Whitman


The anonymous posting app, which limits what you see based on location, has taken off at Whitman. Is it a community bulletin-board, or a wall of anonymity for posters to hide behind?


Is Yik Yak the next Whitman Encounters? by

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 overtake campus conversations: Yik Yak. In the past year, Yik Yak has taken both the country and Whitman’s campus by storm.“Who Spewed that abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak app isn’t telling,” read a New York Times headline last month. “Yik Yak Attack,” Bitch Magazine titled a story one week later. “Social Media’s Hateful Site” ... (more)



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Yik Yak is growing in popularity on the Whitman campus. Photo by Rachael Barton.

Is Yik Yak the next Whitman Encounters?

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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 ...


The 3 W’s: Whitman, Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College

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Whitman students rarely have the occasion to gussy themselves up, but ...


Sticking around or coming back: alumni in Walla Walla

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Although the majority of students aren’t primarily attracted to Whitman ...

Girl, Bus Fall in Love

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Libby Arnosti ’13 and Bella, a 1976 green Volkswagen bus, ...


Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

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If one is to leave Whitman College to be a ...


Disparities in Study Abroad

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Anyone who’s studied abroad knows that the pool typically doesn’t ...


That Guy Who Went to Seoul

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Article by  Allie Donahue “I don’t want to be that guy,” ...