When Things Get Rough

College is a time of new experiences. Sometimes these experiences can be positive and enjoyable; other times, we encounter new difficulties and challenges we must overcome. In one way or another, it is highly likely that at some time during college you will run into some kind of issue or conflict that will make being […]

Living in the IHC

At the end of the last semester, I decided to move out of my shared apartment in Whitman’s College House, and applied for a spot in the Environmental Interest House, or, as it is more commonly called, the Outhouse. At Whitman, Interest Houses all based on a certain interest, such as community service or fine […]

Outdoor Excursions

If you are or have been a Whitman student or even a prospective student, you have most likely heard of Whitman’s Outdoor Program. Through the Outdoor Program, there are a variety of outdoor activities available, such as hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, and more. Students can also rent gear from the Outdoor Program, such as camping […]

Hello from Yunnan, China!

Over the summer I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the Yunnan Province in southwest China through a Whitman program called Crossroads. The Crossroads Program seeks to lead short but high impact excursions led by Whitman professors. My program was led by Professor Chas McKhann and Professor Zhao Wencui. The Yunnan of China is […]

First Gen at Whitman

I grew up in Walla Walla, so I have been aware of Whitman College’s existence for most of my life. I can remember going through campus as a small child, and being enchanted by the wandering ducks, bold squirrels, and many tall trees. However, for a variety of reasons, I did not think that being […]

Summer Travel at Whitman

Last fall, when I was starting my first semester at Whitman, I was intrigued by a unique opportunity to travel to a foreign country through the Whitman summer program, Crossroads. This program allows professors to teach short but intense off-campus courses in various locations throughout the world. In previous years, students have traveled to Stockholm, […]