Classic Comfort

Being a Classics major, one of the most frequent questions I receive is “what do you plan to do with that degree?” Well, considering that getting a job is not the sole reason I have decided to attend college, my answer to this question usually falls along the lines of “I’ve got absolutely no clue; […]

Make The Most Of It

See that ecstatic looking, smiling blonde girl in the lower center of this photo? That’s me, a Classics Major, having a dandy time in a Geology class of all things. Ever since I declared my major, I’ve been in this mindset of all things humanities: Latin, Greek, writing, and history. I signed up for this […]

5 Places to Study Off-campus in Walla Walla

Whitman College offers plenty of comfortable, centrally-located venues for study including Penrose library, Reid campus center and all of the academic buildings, each offering unique spaces for learning. While these sites are frequently utilized by the community, many students also enjoy venturing off-campus to do some work in new settings. Walla Walla is full of […]

Exercising at Whitman

With the stress of midterms and hurrying to tie up loose ends before spring break, it’s tempting to cut back on my “me time” to dig into the papers and tests that await me. Regardless of the length of my to-do list, though, I quickly find that I can’t pour from an empty glass. We […]

Life Sciences at Whitman

Many students choose to study the life sciences in college. There are many reasons to follow this path; understanding the basis of life and the principles central to body function have numerous applications both inside and outside the academic sphere. Having a knowledge of the life sciences is important to general health and well-being, and […]

Meet The Beatles

While music has always been an integral aspect of my life, I don’t play any instruments, am unable to read music, and can have pretty significant stage fright. For those reasons, I never imagined taking a music course at Whitman. Yet when I saw an opening in the course Meet The Beatles, I immediately added […]

Learning a New Language in College

If you have ever taken a foreign language class, you will understand the difficulties of learning the vocabulary, grammar rules, pronunciation and culture behind an entirely new language. Throughout middle and high school, I took classes for Spanish and American Sign Language, respectively. The classes themselves were fairly easy— usually just memorization regarding vocabulary and […]