Students stand for Mauna Kea amidst telescope controversy

Kamna Shastri
May 7, 2015
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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 »

Hawaiian Students Protest Telescope

Sarah Cornett
May 7, 2015
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Three Hawaiian students are protesting a proposed telescope on the Mauna Kea mountain, a site Native Hawaiians regard as sacred.

Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers

Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers

Martina Pansze
April 30, 2015
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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 »

Ladies Climbing Night

Sarah Cornett
April 30, 2015
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Inspired by a climbing gym culture that is predominantly male, Ladies Climbing night has attracted dozens of enthusiastic women climbers.

For Chastity Belt, it’s ‘Time to Go Home’

Sarah Cornett
April 23, 2015
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"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 ‘12 grads, they recently released... Read more »

Chastity Belt Returns

Sarah Cornett
April 23, 2015
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Seattle Band Chastity Belt, comprised of four Whitman '12 grads, will return to campus for a show on May 12th.

Is Yik Yak the next Whitman Encounters?

Is Yik Yak the next Whitman Encounters?

Sarah Cornett
April 16, 2015
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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 likely discussing the latest social media craze... Read more »

Yik Yak at Whitman

Sarah Cornett
April 16, 2015
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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?

The blues candle: Whitman skaters find new ways to express themselves

The blues candle: Whitman skaters find new ways to express themselves

Allie Donahue
April 9, 2015
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On a sunny Friday in March, seniors Zach Gordy and Tom Shellum were shredding curbs outside of North Hall. Gordy caught some air and then swung a wide curve into the street. "Car, car..." Shellum said, and Gordy stepped aside to let it pass. Whitman skaters weren't always such good citizens. There... Read more »

Skating at Whitman

Sarah Cornett
April 8, 2015
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Allie Donahue profiles the community of skateboarders, a tight group of seniors who have ventured beyond skating together.

Feature Fun

Sarah Cornett
April 2, 2015
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Read about the abundance of "Artholes" at Whitman, plus new classes that offer insight into "the real world."

Myra Street divide: The Relationship Between Walla Walla U, Whitman

Myra Street divide: The Relationship Between Walla Walla U, Whitman

Audrey Kelly
March 12, 2015
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This article is written based on the observations of three individuals and is not in any way meant to represent the views of the individual institutions.  ... Read more »