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 »
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?
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 »
Allie Donahue profiles the community of skateboarders, a tight group of seniors who have ventured beyond skating together.
Read about the abundance of "Artholes" at Whitman, plus new classes that offer insight into "the real world."