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 »

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 »

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 »

Unflattened cardboard boxes and the rules of recycling

Unflattened cardboard boxes and the rules of recycling

Kamna Shastri
February 26, 2015
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Crisp but warm sunshine fills the morning as sophomore Maddie Bailey reverses a maroon pickup truck from the Environmental Interest House (also known as Outhouse) garage. Two Outhouse residents and their resident assistant are on a mission early this Saturday morning. It's just past 8:30 a.m. as they... Read more »

Whitman Debate collaborates with Penitentiary inmates

Martina Pansze
December 4, 2014
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Twelve members of the Whitman Debate Club will join inmates of the Washington State Penitentiary in debate on Thursday, December 4th. The topic? The groups will discuss whether an individual's right to Internet anonymity should be absolute. An inmate selected the topic after a group discussion at... Read more »

The Art of Listening: Peer Listeners offer chance to learn what it means to listen

Kamna Shastri
November 20, 2014
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"Can you envision a society where people don't listen? What would happen?" -Michelle Janning, Professor of Sociology From sun-up till lights out on campus, students are talking and exchanging ideas in class, one voice followed by another. In the moments between classes we compare hours of lost ... Read more »

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Audrey Kelly
November 13, 2014
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Though it looks like a box and is equivalent in size to perhaps the crate of a large Beagle, it is much more sophisticated than a home for a dog. It has a clear lid and, inside, a grid that looks somewhat like a cookie cooling-rack. To those not trained in the arts of Photoshop and the latest technology... Read more »

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Martina Pansze
November 6, 2014
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Living in the "Whitman Bubble," most students spend most of their time interacting with people their own age. However, some service learning organizations on campus are working with community members to break this generational disconnect. The mentor program matches Whitman students with children in... Read more »

Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution

Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution

Kamna Shastri
October 30, 2014
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Throngs of people fill Hong Kong's Central district, packed shoulder to shoulder. The square echoes with a cacophony of voices and slogans. The atmosphere is tense; policemen in neon yellow vests try to contain the crowd as occasional violence erupts. Plumes of pepper spray sometimes fill the air as... Read more »

Cities make or break college campuses

Audrey Kelly
September 25, 2014
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Students transferring to and from Whitman College worry about more than the campus when deciding to try a new place. For some, location can make or break a college experience. "College is a short time and oftentimes an expensive time, and all students should continue questioning where they are so... Read more »

Director of Security builds connections with students

Director of Security builds connections with students

Serena Runyan
September 18, 2014
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Though his son may be the one wearing the costume, Matt Stroe is the real superhero. Matt Stroe has been Whitman's Director of Security for one year now, and his son is the four-year-old that wears superhero costumes to every home basketball game. Stroe focuses on one main idea when h... Read more »

Gap Years Offer Students More Stability Entering College

Gap Years Offer Students More Stability Entering College

Serena Runyan
September 11, 2014
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As soon as he graduated high school in Portland, Silas Morgan began backpacking almost every trail in the Columbia River Gorge with a friend for three months. That was only the beginning of a year packed with wine, backpacking and traveling before starting at Whitman this year. Morgan knew he wanted to t... Read more »