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November 30, 2023
Issue 9 and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Psychologically, our reality derives from the stories we tell ourselves, at least the ones we believe. – Matthew D. Lieberman  Since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel and the ensuing conflict, antisemitism has risen as well as hate against Palestinians in the U.S. [1] The narratives we tell ourselves about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict matter because […]

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November 16, 2023
Issue 8 and Mental Health

For many, the upcoming holidays are a needed respite from the stress of finals as well as a welcome chance to connect with loved ones, but for others the holidays are a time of loneliness and additional stress from either the obligation of being around family or from the absence of family. 

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November 9, 2023
Issue 7 and Ethics

Welcome to another thought-provoking issue of The Collegian! This edition delves deep into the intricate landscape of ethics, exploring the moral compass that guides our decisions in this ever-evolving world. As we grapple with complex issues, it’s crucial to engage in meaningful discussions that shape our values and actions. 

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November 2, 2023
Issue 6 and Adventism

Did you grow up in the Seventh-day Adventist church? I did. I went to an Adventist elementary and high school and did Bible Bowl (or PBE) in Pathfinders and went to church on Saturday mornings. I ate haystacks. Now I am in an Adventist University and am surrounded by people who also grew up in […]

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October 19, 2023
Issue 4 and Hispanic Heritage Month

This month Walla Walla University is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with cultural events, club involvement, student led churches, and more. Did you know that 16.1% of College Place residents are Hispanic and 24.2% of Walla Walla residents are Hispanic or Latino, or that as of last year 23% of Walla Walla University students are Hispanic […]

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October 12, 2023
Issue 3 and What’s New at WWU

As the school year starts there are many new things around campus: new faces, new faculty, new programs, and new ways of doing things. While tradition and routine are good, it is also good to embrace new things and people as we begin this year. That is why in this issue we bring you what […]

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October 5, 2023
Issue 2 and ASWWU

Welcome to Issue 2! This week we did something a little different—every article in this issue was written by one of the 15 different ASWWU department heads. Be sure to check out each of their articles and learn about the function of each department, what to expect from ASWWU this year, and how you can […]

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September 28, 2023
A Guide to WWU Life and Issue One

Welcome, welcome, welcome to The Collegian! Each issue at The Collegian usually has a theme, and for this, the first issue of the year, we here at The Collegian wanted to talk about things that us grizzled seniors would have found helpful to know when we first arrived here at Walla Walla University. 

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May 25, 2023
The Last Issue, Seniors, and Reflection

This final issue of The Collegian is dedicated to the WWU seniors. The 2023 WWU graduating class heads out into a world full of economic uncertainty that is still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic and learning how to cope with the impact of AI. Read Gleb’s article to learn David Lindstrom’s tips for seniors to […]

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May 18, 2023
Issue 21 and Little-Known Groups

This week’s issue is all about getting to know groups on campus that serve the students but who you, dear reader, may not know much about.   One such group is Haven, an anonymous care group for students who want to connect with other LGBTQ+ individuals. Read Megan Carreon’s article interviewing the executive team for Haven […]

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May 11, 2023
Issue 20 and Mother’s Day

Did you know that it is Mother’s Day this Sunday? If you did not, here is your reminder to plan something special—you’re welcome. In honor of Mother’s Day, The Collegian published one article interviewing students and staff about why Mother’s Day is important for them and another article where four students share some of the […]

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May 4, 2023
Issue 19 and a Post-COVID Campus

It can at times be hard to remember that just two years ago we were all wearing masks and anxiously reading the news for more information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Although mask mandates are no-more, there are many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has changed things, perhaps permanently. These changes are what two of The Collegian […]

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April 27, 2023
Issue 18 and Asian Heritage Month

To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, which starts next week in May, this issue of The Collegian is focused on the experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander people, who represent about 6% of the students on our campus.  

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April 20, 2023
Issue 17 and Earth Day

Earth Day, happening this Saturday, April 22, affords us studious college students a great opportunity to get our noses out of our laptops and go outside to experience God’s nature.   Interestingly, college students have always had a special connection with Earth Day. In 1969 a young activist named Denis Hayes was recruited to organize campus […]

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April 13, 2023
Issue 16 and Hispanic Heritage

This week at The Collegian we wanted to take an issue to celebrate the Hispanic culture here at Walla Walla University because we were unable to do so in the fall due to our delayed publishing schedule. I am very excited that we are finally able to highlight some of the amazing things going on […]

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March 2, 2023
Issue 14 and Women’s History Month

Welcome to our women’s history month issue! This is our last regular issue of the quarter and I am excited to be ending with such an important topic. This issue also includes the results of the ASWWU elections! Be sure to check out who won and by how much—The Collegian wishes these four students luck […]

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February 23, 2023
Issue 13 and International Students

Hello everyone, this week each of our articles is a feature on an international student here at Walla Walla University. The reason we decided to do this is because one year ago on February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. 

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February 16, 2023
Issue 12 and Music

This week’s issue is about all things music. One can hardly talk about music at WWU without mentioning Battle of the Bands (a student led cover band competition). The 2023 BOTB is just around the corner, and with it comes the perennial debate over whether or not BOTB is an appropriate event for a Seventh-day […]

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February 9, 2023
Issue 11 and Valentines Day

Hello everyone and happy early Valentines Day! In this issue you will find articles on how to practice self-love, the importance of celebrating platonic friendships, an interview with Dr. Jim Boyd on setting healthy boundaries, and an opinion piece on spotting red and green flags in relationships. Be sure to also check out our article […]

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February 2, 2023
Issue 10 Letter from the Editor

Hello everyone and welcome to our special Black History Month issue! In this issue we are taking some time to celebrate special achievements made by Black people both nationally and here on our campus. 

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January 26, 2023
Letter from the Editor

If you grew up as a Seventh-day Adventist, you probably know the holy trinity of acceptable Adventist career paths: medicine, ministry, and teaching. After all, if our duty as Christians is to help others, shouldn’t we choose jobs that best facilitate that mission? I, a business and English major on the track to law school, […]

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January 19, 2023
Issue 8 Letter from the Editor

Hello and welcome to our first issue of the winter quarter! I wish you all the best as we head into week four of this notorious time of year at WWU and hope issue eight brings you some joy.   I also want to wish you a Happy New Year! Chinese New Year is January 22, […]

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December 5, 2022
Letter from the Editor

Hello everyone, I am so excited to introduce the first print-issued Collegian of the year and our last issue of the quarter! We publish online on the ASWWU website every Thursday at 8:00 a.m.   So far this quarter, we have covered subjects like mental health, the history of the Walla Walla Native American tribe, the […]

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December 1, 2022
Letter from the Editor

Hello and merry Christmas! This issue is all about Christmas and other winter holidays.   Our feature is on how some of WWU’s Hispanic students celebrate Christmas. Other articles in this issue include a discussion on consumerism and Christmas, tips for setting SMART New Year’s goals, interviews with students about how they find God during Christmas, […]

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November 17, 2022
Issue 5 and Thanksgiving

Hello and happy Thanksgiving! If you haven’t already guessed, this week’s issue is Thanksgiving themed. We have many festive articles for you to enjoy including movie ideas for the drive/flight home, tips for how to prep your car for winter, and student perspectives on gratefulness. 

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November 10, 2022
Letter from the Editor

Welcome everyone! The weather is getting colder and thanks to daylight savings the days are literally darker. Although monitoring your mental health is always important, this time of year it is even more critical to take care of yourself and check in with your friends as seasonal affective disorder rears its ugly head.   The theme […]

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November 3, 2022
Issue 3 and American Girl Dolls

Hello again, everyone! The theme of this week’s issue is “no theme” because there were just too many cool things we thought you needed to know that don’t fit into a theme. We have a variety of articles for you to read, including what the most popular hot drinks on campus are, a humor review […]

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October 27, 2022
Fall and The Office  

Howdy howdy! Thanks again for joining the Collegian this week for our fall themed issue. In this issue you can read about Dr. Westerbeck’s cozy fall recipe, overall tips for surviving fall, the best places to see fall colors, a fall themes ASMR humor column, an article about mental health as the weather gets colder, […]

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October 20, 2022
Welcome to The Collegian

I am so excited that you have decided to join us! The letter from the editor is a short, recurring column where I get to tell you all about what to expect in each issue. Sometimes our issues will include a theme and sometimes they will be standalone articles on important topics.   Our theme for […]

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