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Friday, December 8, 2023

Nicholas Humphries

May 31, 2023
ASWWU Events Through the Years  

The Associated Students of Walla Walla University has been in operation in some form since 1914 when the Collegiate Association, a precursor to ASWWU, was formed. Although ASWWU, or ASWWC as it was known until 2007, has always strived to put on fun and original events for students, many of those events change from year […]

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May 25, 2023
An Unknown Future

As graduation nears for the senior class, many students have found jobs and are making changes to prepare them for a bright future. Other seniors can take a gap year before beginning work or pursuing post-graduate degrees. However, not all seniors have found a job or have concrete post-graduation plans in place and feel stressed. […]

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May 18, 2023
Golfing in the Valley with Wally

The athletic department at Walla Walla University is vibrant. Dozens of students participate on many teams, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, and cross-country. Last week, The Collegian interviewed two students who are part of the golf team, an active but lesser-known team on campus, and recorded their unique experiences with their team and with WWU. 

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May 11, 2023
Tools for Success

One of the first things freshmen do when they arrive on campus is choose a mentor. The mentor program is a unique Walla Walla University experience that gives students a chance to speak with a caring adult about their new college experience. Many of the mentors are passionate about their job, so The Collegian interviewed […]

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May 4, 2023
Too Close for Comfort

Wildfires are some of the most destructive natural disasters to occur. As fires become more common, many Walla Walla University students are forced to see and breathe smoke in the air. But many WWU students have not only inhaled the smoke but have been in morbidly close proximity to the fires, some nearly escaping with […]

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April 20, 2023
A Clean Earth

As spring comes, we are reminded that the earth is a precious object that cannot be replaced. Keeping it in good shape is essential to living a healthier and happier life for ourselves and others. There are several ways to participate in this mission. 

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April 13, 2023
A Welcoming Community

The Collegian interviewed Hispanic Ministry co-leaders Anilce Castillo and Jenny Vidales-Lazcano to learn about their unique perspective and the ministry’s events offered to WWU students. The chaplain’s office has many campus ministries within Walla Walla University. Berean Fellowship, Circle Church, Dorm Ministries, Vespers, Heubach Worship, and Small Groups all fall under this umbrella. Hispanic Ministries […]

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March 2, 2023
Exemplifying Excellence in Thought

Walla Walla University has many STEM majors within several programs, including biology, engineering, and chemistry, among others. The Collegian interviewed several women in the biology program to learn about their unique experiences within their areas of expertise. 

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February 23, 2023
Food, Weather, and Riots

There are many international students throughout Walla Walla University’s campus. The Collegian interviewed Jonster Lin-ao, who is a freshman mechanical engineering student from Silang in the province of Cavite in the Philippines. He attended Hong Kong Adventist Academy before joining WWU this last fall and can be seen playing violin in the University orchestra. 

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February 16, 2023
A Passion for Music

Battle of the Bands (BOTB) is a gathering of Walla Walla University students who want to share their talent by creating bands to compete with one another. At the end of the performance, there is a poll where students are asked to rate their favorite band. Although there is no prize, the bands practice long […]

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February 9, 2023
Platonic Relationships on Valentine’s Day

There are many relationships in existence: negative, positive, romantic, and platonic. While Valentine’s Day typically focuses on romantic relationships, platonic relationships, or friendships, are just as important.  

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January 26, 2023
Trip Planning

I love being outside and have been on hunting, backpacking, motorcycling, mountain biking, and other types of wilderness adventures throughout my life. Although most of my trips have gone well, some have been less than ideal. I’ve never been on a “perfect” trip, because I’ve forgotten specific items or planned a poor route. Some of […]

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January 19, 2023
Apps for the Wild

As an avid outdoorsman, I have been on hunting, backpacking, motorcycling, mountain biking, and other trips throughout my life. Through these trips, I have tried many different apps. Here are my top picks for the ones I find most helpful. 

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December 5, 2022
Winter Break Fever

In late 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about something strangely wonderful to many Walla Walla University students: school started two weeks early to account for a combined Thanksgiving and winter break. Because students started classes two weeks before school normally starts, there was enough time in the academic calendar for students to finish their courses […]

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November 17, 2022
Winter Road Trip Tips

Many students at Walla Walla University are headed home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you get to fly. Otherwise, buckle up, because your drive could be as close as College Place or several hours away. Here are some tips on what to bring to ensure a safer drive home. 

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December 1, 2022
Native American Experiences

Kole GreyEyes is a freshman psychology major from Puyallup, WA, and a member of the Navajo Nation who spoke of his experiences as a Native American and what his heritage means to him.  The Navajo are a Native American people of the Southwestern U.S. and contain about 400,000 individuals, many of which still live on […]

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November 10, 2022
Dr. Kilmer’s Talk on Drug Use

Dr. Jason Kilmer presented this past Tuesday at CommUnity via Zoom. According to his biography page, he is an “associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington and is an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs with college students.” [1] During his […]

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November 3, 2022
An Interview With River Neil

There are great opportunities to explore the outdoors in and around Walla Walla. If you’re wondering what outdoor opportunities Walla Walla University provides to students, River Neil can help! He is this year’s ASWWU Outdoors Head and is excited for students to join in on the fun. Neil is a senior history major from Bend, […]

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October 27, 2022
Fall in the Air

The near future affords a great opportunity to view the fall colors before the snow comes. During the past few weeks, I’ve compiled my favorite areas to watch nature’s fireworks. · Mill Creek Road: Mill Creek Road is just around 30 minutes from College Place. There are plenty of trees and foliage changing into many […]

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