Festival of Lights

Being a domestic international student is an interesting experience, as it puts me in a strange middle ground between the American and South Asian cultures. However, this middle ground also requires quite a bit of compromise when it comes to celebrating certain holidays – for example, the Festival of lights, which the South Asian Student […]

Jazz Concert

This Thursday, November 21st, I went to the jazz concert in the beautiful Chism Recital Hall. The performance featured the creatively named Jazz Band 1 and Jazz Band 2 of Whitman college. While the names might be lacking in inspiration, the musicians certainly aren’t. The night was full of marvelous music, swinging solos, and disgusting […]

Fall Fashion at Whitman

Coming from a place like Los Angeles, where fashion was a large part of my life, I was surprised to find that Whitman style was very different from anything I was used to. Whitman has a reputation for a very outdoorsy style, filled with Patagonia and Birkenstocks, and my personal preppy aesthetic felt out of place. However, […]

Debate at Whitman

A challenge that I often face is being in the present; my thoughts run through my head a million miles a minute and because of that I really enjoy immersive activities.  When I’m in a debate round, it is impossible for me to think about anything other than what’s going on right in front of […]

Graduating Early

For most undergraduate college students, a typical bachelor’s degree takes four years to complete. Within this timeframe, students can take core classes, decide their major, and dabble in classes that are irrelevant to their main study while also being involved in extracurriculars and work. However, with options like AP/IB scores, Running Start, and dual-credit– in […]

Falling Into Fall

I’ve never experienced seasons until coming to Whitman. And that says a lot when considering it’s barely autumn now. It’s odd to not be concerned about hurricanes in September and early October, but instead worry about whether or not I should wear a coat on top of my already warm sweater.  I have never had […]

Interest House Community: Find your friends here, and work on a self-expression manifesto!

May 20th, 2018 was the day I moved out of the Writing House. I made a post on social media before leaving to remember the days I spent here, “Goodbye, Wriho. Goodbye.”  Seriously, I knew I might never have a chance to live in a house like this one again—how could you possibly find a […]

Fall in Walla Walla

The satisfying crunch of leaves under my boots as I walk to class signals the beginning of fall in Walla Walla! It’s not hard to spot fall on campus thanks to our 1:1 student to tree ratio. Before coming to Whitman, I had never seen such vibrant trees with ranges of yellows and reds that […]