Concrete Mama: Revisited

Recently, I attended a talk entitled “Concrete Mama: Revisited.” The impetus for this talk was the publication of a second edition of the book Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla. This book was first published in 1981 and was remarkable in that it depicted a very intimate of prison life within the Washington State […]

Whitman Divests!

On November 9, 2018, I was sitting at work while across campus the Board of Trustees was meeting in Memorial Hall (the building that boasts Whitman’s iconic clocktower), deliberating over a student proposal. Just before lunch, my phone lit up with an all-caps text message: “WHITMAN DIVESTED.” A flurry of incredulous responses flooded the group […]

Winter in Walla Walla

This morning has been wonderful, mostly because it’s the first time we’ve seen the sun in what feels like ages- aside from taunting glances here and there. Walla Walla has been not dissimilar from the arctic tundra lately, and we’re only now starting to see signs of a thaw coming- 38 and rain tomorrow ?! […]

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 […]

Let It Snow

It is currently a winter wonderland on Whitman’s campus and I am totally here for it. Not only does the snow make everything look gorgeous, but it also seems to lift everyone’s spirits overall. Ever since it started snowing a couple weeks ago, I’ve been seeing some awesome things happen around campus; I’ve seen countless […]