The Climate Strike

The concept of college being an educational arena both in and outside of the classroom is not new. I just did not expect to be so moved by an educational experience outside of the classroom so quickly into my college career. September 20, 2019 marked the day of the Global Climate Strike, and it was […]

Mid-Autumn Festival

On September 15, China @ Whitman (the Chinese student club) hosted the Mid-Autumn festival for all Whitties to attend. The Reid Ballroom was decorated with Chinese knots and a painting, and was cordoned into a section to listen to Chinese music and a section with food and activities. Red bean and lotus moon cakes were […]

Welcome Whitties!

For those of you who wish Whitman would last longer than 4 short years, you’re in luck. Whitman’s annual Reunion Weekend gives Whitman graduates an opportunity to come back to campus and pretend to be a student all over again. Alumni get to do all the activities they used to do on campus: attend classes, […]

Fridays at Four Recital Series: Tapestries; Weaving Wind and Strings

The recital didn’t start with an introduction, or an announcement. The doors didn’t even close. The musicians began playing, and at the sound of Chaconne en trio in G Mahor, by Morel, the theatre snapped silent. This past Friday, September 13th, I went to the first of the Fridays at Four series, featuring Janet See […]

Major Help

Choosing a major is one of the hardest decisions to make in college. That is why Whitman is introducing a new program on campus, starting in the Fall of 2019, designed to help prospective students or undeclared students decide what major to declare. The new position being installed is a “Department Liaison,” which is a […]

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 […]