Whitman College stakeholders determine their long-time mascot, the Missionary, is divisive, subject to ridicule and inappropriate for a non-religious-affiliated school. Plus, athletically speaking, it’s not all that intimidating.
The drinking water emergency grabbed headlines and stoked distress. Routine tests flagged high levels of lead in the water on several campuses in the urban Puget Sound school district. Drinking fountains and sinks were labeled with warning signs and blocked with tape. Bottled water was brought in.
So what happens now that Northwest Innovation Works has scrapped its Port of Tacoma plans? A beneficial place for Tacomans to start would be setting forth a manifesto of what we stand for, not against.