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Ebony Stewart brings poems and lessons to Whitman

Ebony Stewart brings poems and lessons to Whitman

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer
February 4, 2016
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The Reid Coffeehouse was abuzz with activity on the evening of Jan. 30 as students awaited the arrival of Texas poet and educator Ebony Stewart as well as resident Whitman slam poets, Almighty Ink.  While people milled about their usual business upstairs, downstairs a large collective of Whitties gathered,... Read more »

Outside of the Classroom

Outside of the Classroom

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

What do professors do when they're not teaching our classes and grading our papers? Whitman faculty from across the disciplines engage in interesting and powerful research outside of the classroom confines. We talked to a few professors about their current projects, and how their work has evolved over time.

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Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Emma Cooper and Emma Casley
February 4, 2016
Filed under A&E, FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

Junior Arthur Shemitz, Vice President of Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) and Chair of Student Affairs, sets a precedent not only in leadership on campus but also with his style. Style can be personalized through a variety of trends, like color-blocking or graphic prints, but Shemitz... Read more »

Style Spotlight with Arthur Shemitz

Style Spotlight with Arthur Shemitz

Emma Casley, Videographer
February 4, 2016
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

Videographer Emma Casley brings us this week's Style Spotlight featuring Arthur Shemitz, a Whitman College junior.

Whitman Swim Drops Regular Season Finale, Looks Toward Repeat Conference Championship

Whitman Swim Drops Regular Season Finale, Looks Toward Repeat Conference Championship

February 4, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

The men’s and women’s swim teams have both finished their regular seasons after an intense matchup this past weekend at Whitworth. It was a difficult matchup, with Whitworth gunning for revenge after losing to Whitman last year in the NWC Championship. Unfortunately, neither the men’s nor the women’s t... Read more »

Greater than the grape

Greater than the grape

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Danika Rothwell (’16), who has now been working as a tasting room assistant at Palencia Wineries in Walla Walla for over half of a year, laments that her time for such frivolous low-end wine consumption has passed. In her days of yore, she says wine stood “on a scale of manageability. Can you drink this, yes or no?”

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Dr. Alzada Tipton to be next provost & dean of faculty

Dr. Alzada Tipton to be next provost & dean of faculty

Lachlan Johnson, News Editor and Investigative Director
January 28, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Provost & Dean of Faculty is the chief academic officer at the college, in charge of administering the academic program.

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Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Sarah Cornett
January 28, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

A march, lecture, and day of service marked ways the Whitman community honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Balanced scoring, consistent team play leads to strong start for women’s hoops

Balanced scoring, consistent team play leads to strong start for women’s hoops

January 28, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

While the rest of Whitman’s student body was enjoying their month off, the Women’s Basketball team was racking up wins while traveling all around the country. They finished the break 5-1 overall (3-1 in Conference), pushing their record to 12-2 (5-1). After a brief week of relaxing and spending ti... Read more »

Movie Review: “Paper Tigers” Documentary

Movie Review: “Paper Tigers” Documentary

Eric Anderson and Martina Pansze
December 10, 2015
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, Movie Reviews, Reviews

The documentary “Paper Tigers” focuses on a topic most people agree upon; would anyone explicitly suggest that it’s a bad thing for teens suffering from toxic stress to receive help instead of punishment? The danger, then, with this kind of documentary filmmaking is not creating a product with... Read more »

Whitman Buddy Program Celebrates During Buddy Ball

Whitman Buddy Program Celebrates During Buddy Ball

Lane Barton
December 10, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Reid Ballroom was a joyous location filled with music, food, and dancing on Dec. 4 as Whitman students and Walla Walla community members enjoyed the winter edition of the Buddy Ball put on by the Whitman Buddy Program. The Buddy Program, which aims to form one-on-one relations between students and ... Read more »

Whit Style Spotlight with Kyla Rapp

Whit Style Spotlight with Kyla Rapp

Megan Hearst
December 8, 2015
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

For Sophomore Kyla Rapp, fashion is a form of artistic expression. Her clothes are an interesting mish-mash of thrift store finds, borrowed pieces and her own creations. "I dressed up a lot and I still dress up today," Rapp says, reflecting on her stylish past. Despite having a highly unique and daring style, R... Read more »