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Ocean Acidification

Jessica Parker
April 15
Filed under Darwin's Finches

There have been five mass extinctions over the course of life on earth. The largest one, known as the Great Dying, occurred at the end of the Permian period, 252 million years ago. Around 96 percent of earth's marine species, 70 percent of terrestrial vertebrates and 57 percent of all insect famil...

Senate Recap, 4/12/15

Sonya Kuzminski
April 15
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

The Senate convened for its third to last meeting of the school year this past Sunday, covering some new legislation, continuing the solidification of next fall's campus wide leadership positions and beginning to ponder the transition into next year. The Whitman Tabletop Games Club, already an appreciated...

Galapagos Tortoise Babies

Galapagos Tortoise Babies

Jessica Parker
March 31
Filed under Darwin's Finches

Pinzón Island, located at the center of the chain of Galápagos Islands is home to many of the famous giant Galápagos tortoises. They were able to live peacefully on their small island of less than 15 square miles until the mid 18th century, when European sailors arrived and brought rats with...

Hong-Sang Soo’s filmmaker fetish

Vincent Warne
March 29
Filed under A&E Blogs, BLOGS, Lights, Camera, I Like Movies!

As is any self-respecting art form in the modern and post-modern era, film is often a self-reflexive medium. Whether it be in canonized classics like "Man with a Movie Camera" and "8 ½", arthouse fare like "Pastoral: To Die in the Country" and "Ulysses Gaze", or popular recent Oscar-winners like "The...

Jogging Into a New World

Adam Heymann
March 23
Filed under Excitement, Expansion, and Enlightenment in East Asia, Off-Campus Blogs

As I continue to strive to become the person I want to be I've come understand the importance in maintaining an intimate relationship with exercise. I love gyms and the endorphins that flood me after a productive date with my weights. But there's one thing I won't do at any regular gym facility: run....

Senate Happenings! March 8, 2015

Sonya Kuzminski
March 9
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

The Senate convened on March 8 for a productive meeting. The Senate ratified Whitman Chess Club as an official ASWC club, and voted to adequately fund the Climbing Club's Red Rocks trip.  ASWC also confirmed the new Pio and KWCW leadership for next year! ASWC is pleased to announce that Sarah Cornett...

Culture Shock: Remembering your roots as you plant them in new soil

Linnaea Weld
March 3
Filed under Exploring Ecuador

Something that's been on my mind a lot lately is how the process of cultural immersion affects relationships both in country and across borders. As we discussed in a class aptly entitled "Culture Shock," my fourteen classmates and I are little flowers. We have all, by choice, pulled up our roots in the...

Talk Arises of Changing the Whitman Mascot

Sonya Kuzminski
February 28
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

In the wake of the Power & Privilege Symposium, a conversation has been ignited about the possibility of Whitman changing its mascot. The Whitman College mascot has undergone a more complex evolution that we often consider. The Missionary mascot was designated by Reverend Eells when he created...

Lav Goes Long

Vincent Warne
February 24
Filed under Lights, Camera, I Like Movies!

It's been a while since I last posted, but that's because I've been watching a lot of movies. Long movies. I've watched bunch of long movies this year overall, from the intimate 3-hour opus "Yi Yi", to the 4-hour mindfuck "Love Exposure", to the dense 4.5 hour "Historie(s) du Cinema". But longest ...

Whittiom of the Week: “That’s a thing”

Ari Appel
February 24
Filed under What's In A Name?

Welcome to Whittiom of the Week, where we wonder why we say what we say at Whitman. So what is a whittiom, anyway? You guessed it––it's an idiom that Whitties use frequently. An idiom, put simply, is a commonly spoken phrase that is not meant to be taken literally. For example, the phrase "at the...

Getting Started

Adam Heymann
February 23
Filed under Excitement, Expansion, and Enlightenment in East Asia

As I sit here and write my preliminary post for this study abroad blog my mind can't help but scan through the sheer experience of the last twenty-four hours: after packing my life away into two bags, my parents and I loaded up the car and zoomed off to the NHL's Stadium Series game. My San Jose Sharks...

Upcoming Event: Sustainability Summit!

Sonya Kuzminski
February 23
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

Interested in learning about Whitman's sustainability initiatives? Looking for ways to get involved in sustainability-focused clubs and projects on campus? Come to the Reid Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. on February 25 for an exciting evening uniting the college's green clubs, ASWC and Whitman's sustainability...

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