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The End
Posted: Monday May 6, 2013 9:45 PM Arden

It’s weird to think that I’m almost a quarter of the way through college. It’s been a long year and a short year at the same time. Here, time does this weird thing where every day creeps along at a … Continue reading

Onward and Upward
Posted: Monday May 6, 2013 5:19 PM Clare

Two more weeks until graduation. Tomorrow is the last day of classes, then finals, then Camp Whitman–the five days leading up to graduation where everyone hangs out on campus, enjoying the sunshine and each others company before parting ways–then the long-awaited graduation day. It’s hard to internalize the fact that this stage in my life [...]

Whitman Highlights!
Posted: Thursday May 2, 2013 5:49 PM Al-Rahim

Senior year is coming to an end. Commencement is less than 20 days away and it is hard to understand where the time has gone. I have taken my senior written exams, turned in my thesis, and passed my orals. These monumental parts of my Whitman experience seemed incredibly intimidating and well into the future […]

25 Days Woop! Woop!
Posted: Monday April 29, 2013 10:03 PM Laetitiah

25 is the magical number at this point. 25 days until graduation, 25 days until “real life” begins.  I can’t wait! Don’t get me wrong, I love having gone to school and Whitman in particular but I just can’t shake the excitement I feel for the next stage of life. My Mum always told me […]

Unicycle Jousting!
Posted: Sunday April 28, 2013 12:58 AM Arden

As the academic year crawls toward its close, the campus becomes busier and busier. This is great because there are so many exciting events, speakers, films, and activities to go to. This is terrible because I have so much work … Continue reading

Posted: Friday April 26, 2013 4:28 PM Nik

Tuesday was the senior class’ 25 days to graduation celebration.  These countdown parties started at 200 and have been counting down ever since.  While I recognize this is a great way to share your last year with your class, it is also a terribly effective way to make you come to terms with the fact [...]

The Senior Thesis (and my incredible experience therewith)
Posted: Friday April 19, 2013 9:21 PM Kevin

Since a young age, I have known one thing about myself: I love to tell stories. Throughout my life, I have told countless stories, from half-finished storybooks illustrated with my own terrible drawings, to shameless rehashes of my favorite books and movies. My life has been filled with scribblings and daydreams, attempts to take my

Whitman Undergraduate Conference
Posted: Friday April 19, 2013 7:13 PM Laetitiah

My dearest friends, This post is long overdue but better late than never, right? The Whitman Undergraduate Conference reminds me very much of TED Talks. 12 minutes of presentation with 3 minutes of Q&A. Granted TED Talks are longer but WUC presentations pack as much insight, inspiration and information. The curiosity of the researcher is […]

After Four Years
Posted: Thursday April 18, 2013 6:43 PM Jenna

As a Sociology major, I just spent the last six months working on my senior thesis and preparing for my oral examination. Whitman requires all graduating seniors to complete some sort of senior project, but each major does it a little differently. All seniors are required to do oral exams, but different fields of study … Continue reading »

Lessons from the WUC
Posted: Wednesday April 10, 2013 5:31 PM Clare

Yesterday was the Whitman Undergraduate Conference, a day where we get out of regular classes to attend any number of the hundreds of student presentations scheduled. More than a break from schoolwork and an excuse to get outside in the sunshine, the Conference provides an opportunity to revel in the work of our peers. You [...]

Heading into the “real world…”
Posted: Monday April 8, 2013 4:40 PM Dandi

I am actually really excited about it! I was just talking about this with a friend this past week and I think Whitman has done a phenomenon job of making me want to stay in Whitman and Walla Walla for these amazing four years but also making me feel ready and excited to venture out […]

WCSBST, Part Two
Posted: Wednesday April 3, 2013 1:27 AM Arden

I never thought that my service trip would have such a huge impact on me. But when we first trekked downtown to the Emerson School, where we spent most of the week, I was awestruck. After a long bus ride, … Continue reading

What’s so great about a liberal arts education?
Posted: Tuesday April 2, 2013 5:36 PM Jenna

How is Whitman College going to help your future? How are you going to find a job? Why would anyone go for a liberal arts education when there are more careers in business, marketing, computers, and science? Unfortunately, these are questions I get asked all the time. I don’t think they are meant to be … Continue reading »

The Best Kept Secret in Walla Walla
Posted: Friday March 29, 2013 9:11 PM Anna

Within the first year of Whitman, if not the first few weeks, every Whittie discovers the allure of the well-established Walla Walla wheat fields. After walking just ten minutes away from campus, one finds themself amidst rolling hills of tall grass. Ideal for picnics, dates, or an evening with friends and a guitar, the beauty […]

Hole-in-the-wall Excellence
Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2013 5:00 PM Clare

Walla Walla has 4 Thai restaurants. Which is awesome. As a curry, peanut sauce, and Phad Thai enthusiast, I frequent any and all establishments serving Thai that I can find. Because there are several options–which is pretty remarkable considering the size of Walla Walla–everyone has their favorite. I have had more debates than may be [...]

WCSBST, Part One
Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2013 3:48 AM Arden

A nonsense acronym? No, a great acronym! WCSBST stands for Whitman College Spring Break Service Trips, a group of volunteer service trips Whitman’s Student Engagement Center puts on every spring break. Along with its pre-fall-semester SCOREs, SBSTs are a wonderful … Continue reading

La Pâtisserie à Walla Walla
Posted: Monday March 25, 2013 10:44 PM Laetitiah

One of my favorite places in Walla Walla is the Patisserie on Coleville Street. Its French name, as you may very well know, translates to “pastry” and by extension a  “pastry shop” in French. Ordinarily I am not a coffee shop/bakery  kinda girl but this place is different. Numero uno… That hot chocolate…is deadly. I don’t […]

Spring Break 2013
Posted: Monday March 25, 2013 4:32 PM Dandi

Hey guys! Spring break just ended which means this is really the final stretch of my Whitman career! I can’t believe there’s only 6.5 weeks of school left. This break was definitely my most uneventful break from Whitman – I had to get my wisdom teeth out so I pretty much slept for most of […]

Spring Break!
Posted: Sunday March 10, 2013 5:02 PM Al-Rahim

This is year is FLYING by! I can’t believe I can count the number of weeks left in the semester on my hands! It is such a scary feeling (and exciting too I guess) that graduation is just around the corner! But, as always, spring break is time for me to take it easy, wind […]

Well This is Awkward
Posted: Tuesday March 5, 2013 10:20 PM Nik

One of the most surreal moments I have had this year was a brought about by Facebook just the other day.  One of my friends commented on a picture of me from one of the first days of first-year orientation standing next to my two housemates of this year.  It was such a bizarre experience [...]

Clubbing it Up
Posted: Friday March 1, 2013 1:56 AM Arden

Hey all! Again, a very busy week for me, mostly because of a new club I’m involved in–Active Minds. Active Minds is a national organization devoted to raising awareness of mental health issues on college campuses and removing the stigma … Continue reading

Realizations and Sudden Revelations
Posted: Wednesday February 27, 2013 9:51 PM Kevin

The way this story goes, is that somewhere along the lines of three months ago, while in the middle of an interview with a prospective student, I had a very strange, very sudden realization. The interview was going perfectly normally – some lively discussion, questions being asked and answered, and interests being expressed. There was

The Freedom to Choose
Posted: Tuesday February 26, 2013 6:29 PM Jenna

My biggest (and strangest) realization while at Whitman: during college you get to fill up your days however you want. You don’t have a nine to five job, children to drop off and pick up from school, and a strict schedule that repeats itself day after day after day. Don’t get me wrong, you still … Continue reading »

My favorite spot on campus
Posted: Saturday February 23, 2013 5:32 AM Al-Rahim

There are many spots on Whitman’s campus where I enjoy spending time. Over the years, one spot I have noticed I return to time and time again is Lakum Duckum. Lakum Duckum is a pond located near the middle of campus that is heated by a geo-thermal spring up the creek. This year-round heated pond is […]

Find your Narnia
Posted: Friday February 22, 2013 10:53 PM Anna

 I believe that an integral part of one’s first semester of college is finding your “spot” on campus.  Along with finding a good group of friends, your favorite professors, and the best food spots, I believe every student should invest some time seeking out their “spot”. By this I mean a place where you can […]

My Overlook
Posted: Friday February 22, 2013 7:11 PM Clare

The Whitman campus is full of special little spots. Between the landscapers and architects, the individuals who designed campus clearly worked to create lots of unique and varied spaces. There are benches along streams, clusters of comfortable chairs for discussion, and every type of study environment imaginable. I have done my best to explore campus, [...]

Posted: Thursday February 21, 2013 12:28 AM Laetitiah

欢迎到昆明…. I started taking Chinese classes the moment I got to Whitman. In fact, it was the only class (besides Encounters) for which I was officially registered. I got more classes later on but have always had Chinese as the fixed denominator in my class equation (booyah!) So, the opportunity came for me to apply […]

VPMUN Adventures
Posted: Sunday February 17, 2013 11:45 PM Arden

Remember when I promised to start updating more regularly? Well, I’m retroactively taking back that promise so I can make it again now. Surprise! In all honesty though, I’m incredibly sorry that I’ve been so absent lately. However, this time … Continue reading

Whitman Beyond Walla Walla
Posted: Thursday February 14, 2013 5:39 PM Nik

In my time at Whitman I have had the opportunity to have some pretty awesome experiences outside of Walla Walla.  One of my favorite memories is my first trip with the drama club to Ashland, OR over spring break of my first year.  I had just finished my first play here which had a cast [...]

It’s the Final Countdown! (Though I actually really hate that song)
Posted: Wednesday February 6, 2013 9:30 PM Kevin

Final Countdown: I will not allow myself to graduate from Whitman without _____________. Looking at that blank space up there, I’m struck by several things. Among them: bewilderment that I’ll be graduating in the spring (where did all of the time go?!); a touch of sadness that my time here is coming to an end;

Before I go
Posted: Wednesday February 6, 2013 9:30 PM Jenna

I can’t let myself go my final semester at Whitman without: 1. Spending time with old friends and making new ones. I will never have another experience like being an undergraduate college student at Whitman. This has been an experience I will remember for the rest of my life and the friendships and connections I’ve … Continue reading »

Whitman Sunsets are the Best
Posted: Wednesday February 6, 2013 1:16 AM Arden

A Whitman Week
Posted: Tuesday February 5, 2013 5:02 AM Arden

I keep promising to update more often, but life keeps getting in the way. And for that, I’m going to blame Whitman. Why, you ask? Because there is just too much awesome stuff to do. So starting from last Monday, … Continue reading

Final Countdown.
Posted: Monday February 4, 2013 6:58 PM Anna

As one may have noticed from recent blog posts, us senior admissions interns are becoming acutely aware of the limited time we have remaining at our beloved Whitman. Entering my last semester, I have been creating an ongoing mental checklist of things that I absolutely cannot graduate Whitman without doing. Below is just the start […]

If wishes were horses…
Posted: Friday February 1, 2013 7:25 PM Laetitiah

These past few weeks, I’ve slowly come to the realization that I won’t be registering for another semester at Whitman. Which is unfortunate as there are so many classes I still want to take. Number one on the list is Semester in the West. Imagine, a semester long trip through the American West. No physical […]

The Ones That Got Away
Posted: Thursday January 31, 2013 9:32 PM Clare

There are so many classes to take at Whitman that registration often takes the form of a game of tetris, as you try to jigsaw especially exciting courses into your schedule. As a freshman the options were endless, but one of the sad facts of reaching the end of your time at Whitman is that [...]

Admission: Behind the Scenes
Posted: Monday January 28, 2013 11:44 PM Arden

A quick note before I begin: I sort of forgot that I had a blog over Winter Break, and it’s taking a lot of effort to remember now that I’m back in classes. So I’m sorry for the lack of … Continue reading

Classes I wish I could have taken at Whitman!
Posted: Monday January 28, 2013 6:28 PM Al-Rahim

I remember when I registered for my classes the summer before my first-year at Whitman and thinking, “Wow! Four to five classes each semester! I’ll have plenty of time to take all the classes I want to take here!” But little did I know then. At Whitman, I am fortunate to have taken classes in […]

Well… here we go!
Posted: Friday January 25, 2013 5:47 PM Nik

I am now entering (what I hope to be) my last semester at Whitman College.  I’m only two weeks into the semester and I’m already having a strange flood of emotions and in some ways trying to pump the breaks on my experience here.  Thus far I’ve been reminded too many times that I’m on [...]

The Sun?!?!?!
Posted: Thursday January 24, 2013 4:48 PM Arden

Zumba Fingers
Posted: Wednesday January 23, 2013 3:33 AM Joan

Zumba was amazing! And if you knew me, you would know I hate to dance in public. But with my great friends and music, Zumba was simply amazing. The instructor, a junior, is a total sweetheart, and although she was going a bit fast for me (but any rate of dancing is fast for me), […]

My Senior Bucket List (… And Looking Back)
Posted: Tuesday January 22, 2013 9:49 PM Jenna

As I begin my last semester of college, I’m beginning to feel nostalgic about my last four years at Whitman. Looking back on all the experiences I have had while being a student makes me appreciate and value what this school has given me. Each semester at Whitman has been unique. You live in different … Continue reading »

Happy December!!
Posted: Saturday December 8, 2012 4:26 AM Dandi

Today was the last day of classes for this semester, which means there’s only one semester left of my undergraduate career!! It’s pretty crazy to think that my four years at Whitman are coming a an end so soon Some highlights of this semester (in no particular order): 1. Having a successful mid-Autumn festival celebration […]

White Elephant
Posted: Thursday December 6, 2012 6:10 AM Joan

Today was a flurry of activities! I met with my section for next semester, and I am totally pumped for next semester. It will be fun, whimsical, and exciting! Everyone was very warm and welcoming, and it will be very awesome meeting new people. This year, my suite and I decided to participate in White […]

Fall Semester Memories :-)
Posted: Thursday December 6, 2012 5:57 AM Al-Rahim

I can’t believe that finals week is only a few days away! It is unbelievable how fast this semester has gone by! Looking back, I had several wonderful memories from the semester, a couple of which I will highlight to you! Mr. Whitman: Being a contestant in Mr. Whitman was a very memorable experience. To […]

Relaxation after a hectic day
Posted: Saturday December 1, 2012 5:29 AM Joan

Oh boy, today was immensely busy! My day started at 6 AM, when some of the Lyman RA’s came to welcome me as part of their staff. Yep, that’s right. You are looking at next semester’s (and fall semester’s) resident assistant of Lyman, specifically the Tower. The lovely tower is well fortified for mischievous fun…perhaps […]

The magic of bubble wands
Posted: Thursday November 29, 2012 5:22 PM Jenna

I was slightly terrified to embark on my first finals week during my freshman year at Whitman. I had taken finals in high school, but nothing like the experience of having finals in college. With a list of Kurt Vonnegut quotes for my English paper, a stack of Encounters books covering the whole semester, a … Continue reading »

Tree Cutting Traditions
Posted: Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:50 PM Clare

Last week was Thanksgiving break, a much needed release from coursework to relax, eat great food, and catch up on some sleep. It was my second of four college Thanksgivings, but only the second time I headed home to Colorado. Freshman year I went to Portland with a new Whitman friend, and last year I [...]

Finals and Balloons
Posted: Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:08 PM Nik

Finals week is a strange time on the Whitman campus.  In a way it seems like time stands still for a week while people cram into the library to prepare for the tests and papers ahead.  Even though the week is tough and usually quite stressful, there is something about it that excites me.  I [...]

Finals Week — Epiphanies Made After Midnight
Posted: Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:26 PM Kevin

Fact # 1: It is currently a very, very busy time at Whitman College. Finals week is coming up, and professors are really gearing up the workload in the last couple weeks before the semester comes to a close. Fact # 2: I have gone through the experience of finals week 6 times before, making

My Whitman Story
Posted: Friday November 16, 2012 7:33 PM Al-Rahim

My name is Al-Rahim and I am currently a senior majoring in psychology at Whitman. When I was a senior in high school, I was unsure of what my so-called “best fit” college looked like. I was debating between schools in and out of state and those of varying sizes. The concept of liberal arts […]

Thanksgiving Break :-)
Posted: Thursday November 15, 2012 7:44 PM Al-Rahim

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving break is already here! After what has been a very long and tiring past couple weeks, the break could not have been better timed! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year mainly because it provides a reason for my entire family to come together! That’s […]

Registration Nostalgia
Posted: Monday November 12, 2012 10:32 PM Nik

I have recently registered for my last semester here at Whitman and found myself thinking about all the classes I have taken that have gotten me to this point.  Ask anyone and they will inevitably have stories of classes they took that they expected to love and absolutely hated, but the good news most people [...]

Soccer and Stuff
Posted: Sunday November 4, 2012 12:43 AM Joan

Today we had our very first soccer practice for our very first game tomorrow! I am so in love with the team this year–the energy is just marvelous and noncompetitive and fun! Plus, I elected myself as Coach and the Water Girl for the team, which means a lot of fun on my part and […]

Study: Break!
Posted: Thursday November 1, 2012 11:05 PM Anna

As I enter the pre-Thanksgiving academic crunch, I find myself brainstorming new effective ways of breaking from schoolwork to clear my mind. When your eyes are glued to a word document or textbook for hours on end, one must periodically stop and return to the real world to avoid total insanity. As a senior, I’ve […]

When a study mix isn’t enough
Posted: Wednesday October 31, 2012 6:04 PM Jenna

The minutes tick by and suddenly you realize the clock says 2am and you’re still in the library working on your essay that’s due tomorrow at 9am. It’s the time of year when the workload really starts to pile up and the hours spent studying seem to increase every week. Being a Whitman student means … Continue reading »

Walla Walla Fall(a)
Posted: Tuesday October 30, 2012 4:48 PM Anna

The one drawback to fall breaks (both thanksgiving and 4 day) is that there is an inevitable mass of papers and midterm exams that must be attended to before break can begin. I remember my freshman year walking back from the library on the Friday afternoon before 4 day in a post midterm delirium—I believe […]

In My Shoes — FGWC Gallery
Posted: Tuesday October 30, 2012 2:51 AM Joan

Today was the grand opening of In My Shoes, a First Generation / Working Class exhibit of what it means to have such an identity. I am filled with warmth and love as I am writing this, and I think you can tell how the event went. A lot of my section mates, friends, and beautiful […]

A Weak Heart
Posted: Sunday October 28, 2012 8:23 PM Joan

For the first time ever, I made a meal! Yesterday was a Club Latino Potluck, so after brunch, I gathered all the ingredients I had at hand and Safeway and made Vietnamese Spring Rolls. It turned out to really great…well, really plain, but the peanut butter sauce I made to accompany with the meal made […]

Goodbye October!
Posted: Saturday October 27, 2012 7:17 AM Laetitiah

It’s already the last week of the last fortnight of October! How time flies. I’m looking forward to a number of things. Firstly, we have the Haunted Hospital at North tomorrow. It’s a wonderful work of creativity once the transformation is over. Just the right physical props too seeing as it was the hospital in […]

College Cabin Last Weekend
Posted: Saturday October 27, 2012 12:43 AM Joan

This is a bit old, but I had been waiting for the pictures. I am still waiting for pictures, so this now, pictures later!   This weekend was Parents’ Weekend, and as you can probably tell, there were a lot of parents here on campus.   Exactly a year ago, I surprised my family by […]

October Fun
Posted: Friday October 26, 2012 4:11 PM Al-Rahim

Each year, the residents of North Hall turn their beloved residence hall into a haunted hospital for Halloween! Built in 1926, North Hall used to be the old Walla Walla General Hospital until it was acquired by Whitman in 1978 for use as a residence hall. Not surprisingly, North has the widest hallways and the […]

Halloween by Boat
Posted: Monday October 22, 2012 10:54 PM Clare

Every year the whitewater club goes for a Halloween paddle. This year they will be heading to Portland to paddle the Clackamas and Lower White Salmon Rivers, donning their spray skirts and PFDs over full costume. It’s such a Whitman thing: totally silly, but also pretty awesome. Whitman exposed me to kayaking. Coming from Colorado, [...]

Four Seasons
Posted: Friday October 19, 2012 10:12 PM Dandi

My favorite part about the Walla Walla weather is the four distinct seasons we have here. I am from the Seattle area so we have rain almost year-round – just to give you an idea, Seattle gets an average of 37 inches of rain and 225 cloudy days in a year. With that said, we […]

Respiration, Photosynthesis, Election, and Sauna–eventful Tuesday
Posted: Wednesday October 17, 2012 5:45 AM Joan

I had my biology test today, where I was tested on photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Let me make metaphor, using what I studied for last night to relay how my day went: my day began with the build-up of last night’s tension, stress, and worries; like the build-up of a proton gradient; only to end […]

There’s a little nip in the air…
Posted: Tuesday October 16, 2012 4:56 PM Jenna

We just had our first few days of rain on campus. I love fall for all the beautiful changing colors, the slight nip in the air, and especially the rain. I’m one of those atypical Californians who loves the rain. When I told people from back home that I was going to school in Washington … Continue reading »

Dinner with some lovelies
Posted: Monday October 15, 2012 3:24 AM Joan

Today has been a lot of catching up and studying for my organic chemistry quiz on Monday and my physics & biology exam on Tuesday. Sounds terribly fun, right? I just had dinner with my old section mates. Instead of eating fried chicken in the dining hall, we decided to cook dinner ourselves: seasoned cauliflower […]

A Thoughtful Friday Ended with Halo
Posted: Saturday October 13, 2012 6:30 AM Joan

Today has been quite interesting.   A guidance counselor from my high school came to see and learn more about Whitman–it was really cool to talk to her about what I’ve been doing here at Whitman. I really hope this opportunity for her to come here will generate more students from Mountlake Terrace to come […]

Foggy Memories of Freshman Year
Posted: Friday October 12, 2012 10:43 PM Kevin

Hello to everyone reading this! Despite what my title might imply, I assure you that the memory I’m going to be writing about in this update is only foggy in the most literal of senses. Namely, when asked about a favorite or outstanding memory from my first few months at Whitman College, one particular night

Posted: Wednesday October 10, 2012 5:33 PM Clare

I just got back to campus from a vacation to Vancouver, British Columbia for our 4-day fall break. I went with twelve of my best friends, and it was so nice to get off campus for a little while. I love going away, even for just a few days, because it allows me to rediscover [...]

Posted: Friday October 5, 2012 10:53 PM Laetitiah

*Likizo is Swahili for ‘vacation’. Vacation in English has the connotation of taking a break for an extended period of time. However, in Swahili there really isn’t a word that means ‘a break’ other that ‘kuvunja’ which means to literally break something…and we don’t want to be doing that. Four day is rapidly approaching…YEAH! It’s […]

Break Time!
Posted: Friday October 5, 2012 9:51 PM Dandi

Our 4-day mid-semester break is a great time for students to explore the outdoors with the outdoors program, visit family, explore Walla Walla, pay their sleep debt and the list goes on and on. But basically, the break gives everyone a good four days to have fun and catch up with friends and family, and […]

Fall Break!
Posted: Thursday October 4, 2012 6:26 PM Al-Rahim

Hi everyone! I can’t believe that our Fall 4-day break is just a couple days away! It is unbelievable how fast time has gone by this semester. I must admit though– the four-day break ahead could not have been better timed! In between classes, thesis, and numerous extracurricular activities, I am definitely ready for a […]

Keepin it Fresh
Posted: Friday September 28, 2012 6:47 PM Nik

During the college search process I was told you can make a big school feel small, but you can’t make a small school feel big, and what I have learned is that you can make anything of your experience regardless of where you are.  Even though Whitman is a small college in a relatively isolated [...]

Posted: Tuesday September 25, 2012 6:27 PM Al-Rahim

Hi everyone! My name is Al-Rahim, and I am one of eight wonderful Senior Admissions Interns! One activity that has been on my bucket list since my first-year at Whitman was to be a DJ for our college radio station, 90.5 FM KWCW!  I am happy to tell you that it finally made it happen! […]

Home sweet Walla Walla
Posted: Monday September 24, 2012 6:31 PM Jenna

As a tour guide for Whitman I often get asked about how it feels to go to a small college that has a close community which is far removed from the excitement and opportunities of bigger cities. My typical answer addresses how Whitman has so many exciting activities and events going on that I don’t … Continue reading »

Let there be art!
Posted: Wednesday September 19, 2012 6:01 PM Anna

As a senior at Whitman, it was only this year that I decided to join the Whitman Events Board. Why did it take me this long? Great question, one to which I don’t have an answer! The Whitman Events Board (or WEB) is responsible for organizing and overseeing all events we bring to campus—this includes […]

Posted: Wednesday September 19, 2012 4:52 PM Clare

Hi internet world! My name is Clare Sobetski, and I am a senior intern in Whitman’s Admissions Office. That means I have the great pleasure of bragging about the amazing world of Whitman college, a place that has become home in a few short years. It’s the beginning of the school year here at Whitman, [...]

How to deal…
Posted: Friday September 14, 2012 10:49 PM Laetitiah

We just started school and already, we have so much to do. This situation is two things: daunting, yes, but exhilarating when one looks back and sees exactly what one has been able to accomplish. I’m going to be honest. In high school, I basically did one thing: I read. That’s it. It was expected […]

Adjusting to college work…
Posted: Friday September 14, 2012 10:43 PM Dandi

Is a different process for everyone! For some, it might be the amount of work, for others it may be the type of work, and for a good number of students, it may just be learning to practice self-discipline because professors are not going to constantly remind you of your assignments or readings. I personally […]

Transitioning to the College Work Load
Posted: Friday September 14, 2012 8:38 PM Nik

Currently we are three weeks into school; there are no more orientation events for first-years to attend, everyone has started to find their routine, and most people have become very of aware of the fact that the college work load is significantly more challenging than in high school.  At least for me, highs school was [...]

From a Senior to a Freshman: Words of wisdom that influenced my freshman year.
Posted: Friday September 14, 2012 5:24 PM Kevin

Hello all! Since this is my first blog post for Whitman, I thought I would take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Kevin Dyer, and I am a senior English Major with a German minor. In addition to my schoolwork I am one of this year’s captains on the Varsity Swim Team –

Advice on starting college
Posted: Tuesday September 11, 2012 4:56 PM Anna

Hello everyone! My name is Anna Dawson, and I am one of eight wonderful 2012-2013 Senior Admissions Interns. This means that I have the privilege of participating in this year’s admissions process by reading applications, performing interviews, participating in student visit days, and many other exciting tasks that go into assuring that the future freshman […]

Getting the most out of college
Posted: Tuesday September 11, 2012 4:48 PM Jenna

Hi! My name is Jenna and I am a senior at Whitman College majoring in Sociology and minoring in Spanish. I grew up in Davis, California. I work as a Senior Admission Intern at the Admission Office. As interns we support the admission officers with their tasks, interact with prospective students, and put on different … Continue reading »

A Whitman Proposal
Posted: Sunday May 13, 2012 7:43 PM Kayvon

I found this gem somewhere on my facebook, and figured it would be entertaining for many to watch! This was a marriage proposal that took place in Whitman’s Penrose Library. As you can tell, many Whitties were involved in the … Continue reading

3 Random Things I’ve Learned At Whitman….so far
Posted: Thursday March 22, 2012 6:30 AM Kayvon

WOW…it’s been a while since I’ve posted. my apologies! These are 3 random thigns I’ve learned at Whitman…..I’m sure I’ll come up with more eventually. #1 EVERYTHING is Socially Constructed! I’m not over-exaggerating here! Units of measurements are socially constructed! Who’s to … Continue reading

#Whitman Withdrawals….how to deal
Posted: Friday December 30, 2011 2:45 AM Kayvon

Well, it’s that time of the year again for us Whitman students: The middle of winter break. Winter break for us is five weeks long and right about now is the time most students are looking at their calendars and … Continue reading

Is College Better if there is a Big City Nearby?
Posted: Saturday December 24, 2011 4:39 AM Kayvon

I don’t know, cause I don’t go to a College that is near a big city. But I imagine not. Last night I was having a conversation with a prospective student, and they raised a big concern that I myself … Continue reading

Interesting Happenings
Posted: Monday December 19, 2011 1:42 AM Kayvon

Well, as I was walking back from the Admissions Office after giving a tour, I was passing by Jewett Hall (an all freshman resident hall) where the below crowd had formed (That’s Grady smiling at you) The reason this crowd … Continue reading

Back to Bloggin’
Posted: Friday November 25, 2011 11:49 PM Fernando

Dear Blog, It has been a while since our last encounter. I miss your spell checker that saves my every entry, the chance to just write something that’s NOT a paper, and my lifted spirits from seeing new page views. … Continue reading

A post from the midst of Thanksgiving…
Posted: Friday November 25, 2011 1:24 AM Kayvon

I’m sitting at the table right now, eagerly awaiting thanksgiving dinner to be readyyy! I can’t cook, and probably would burn down the kitchen if I tried. So rather than put my family and home at risk by offering my … Continue reading

Whitman withdrawals
Posted: Saturday November 12, 2011 7:32 PM Kayvon

In less than a week Whitman will be off for thanksgiving break (11 days long). This is the point where students are either gearing up for some upcoming exams this week, or really have a pretty easy week ahead of … Continue reading

Magic show
Posted: Tuesday November 8, 2011 4:00 AM Kayvon

A lot of people who come visit Whitman always ask “well what is there to do all the way out here?”. I had the same worry when I was visiting schools, especially Whitman. I refused to believe my tour guide … Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday November 2, 2011 10:19 PM Kayvon

So that’s me during a very late night of studying, taking a break. The orange man I’m sitting upon was walking around the library that evening. I can’t explain exactly what he was doing, but it was rather entertaining watching … Continue reading

Last night…
Posted: Thursday October 27, 2011 6:35 PM Kayvon

…Some Alumni of Phi Delta Theta came over. But before I get into that, I suppose I should talk about Phi Delta Theta and my relationship to it. I am a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Whitman. … Continue reading

The Horde Returns
Posted: Sunday April 10, 2011 8:57 PM Fernando

I am a survivor. I, along with two others in Anderson Hall remain “humans” in the game. Unfortunately for me there are a total of five zombies in my section who are attempting to “eat my brains” by tagging my … Continue reading

Snowballs and Cockroaches
Posted: Tuesday March 29, 2011 6:58 PM Fernando

New tasks and partners were assigned to us at the work site the next day. Instead of dry-wall and mudding I was switched to door frames. I was terrible at door frames. I managed to put one up, but it … Continue reading

To Work
Posted: Monday March 28, 2011 3:24 PM Fernando

“Work time!” Was my first thought on Monday morning, we were finally starting work on our houses that day. First we headed down to the St. Bernard offices and received our assignments for work sites, sadly Nelson, my roommate, and … Continue reading

Posted: Monday March 28, 2011 3:22 PM Fernando

“You here on your spring break?” Said an astonished elderly woman while exiting mass. My nervous nod and smile made her plump cheeks tighten into a broad, loving smile. “Bless you! Thank you so much for coming, bless your heart!” … Continue reading

Sleep Deprivation
Posted: Tuesday February 22, 2011 10:43 PM Fernando

I pushed my body’s sleep deprivation abilities to a new maximum. Last week I had three papers, a French test and a French project due, on top of my regular reading and homework for each class. The first was an … Continue reading

Another Night
Posted: Monday February 14, 2011 11:48 AM Fernando

Another night in the Allen reading room! Also known as the quiet room, where Whitman students go to spend time doing homework in a completely silent environment. Admittedly I’m typing this blog alone with “You Don’t Know Me” by Ben … Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday January 26, 2011 2:08 AM Fernando

A Few Highlights The Portland airport isn’t a hotbed of paranoia, nor does it take very long to get through security, nonetheless dad was freaking out the entire time. In fact, he managed to freak out so productively that we … Continue reading

Finals Festivities
Posted: Friday December 17, 2010 11:39 PM Fernando

I played more video games involving zombies during finals week than the rest of the semester combined. I also studied my mind raw for the time I wasn’t melting it trying to survive Nazi Zombies. Apart from relaxing with video … Continue reading

Ice Jinx
Posted: Monday December 6, 2010 11:29 PM Fernando

It snowed here. Walla Walla has this weird cycle of snowing decently, lingering for a week, and then slowly melting. Then it snows again. This morning was particularly icy and as I was walking out of the dining hall I … Continue reading