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Whittie manages hot Bill Grant campaign

October 5, 2006
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by Christina Russell Keagan Buchanon, a senior politics major at Whitman, is proof that Whitties don't have to travel to a major metropolis in order to gain the work experience they desire for their prospective careers. Buchanon has spent the past four months serving as Democrat Bill Grant's campaign man...

ASWC welcomes first-year senators

October 5, 2006
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by Andrea Miller The voiceless president (for he was sick and unable to speak), the Executive Council and the Senate warmly welcomed the newly elected first-year senators to ASWC. Hiring Chair Laura Hanson said the first-year class "raised the bar this year," in reference to the 207 students who t...

Photographer shares work with students

October 5, 2006
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by Sarah Golden On Sept. 27, nationally recognized photographer Kay Chernush spoke to a group of Whitties about her work of the past few years. In her 25 years of experience, Chernush has shot features for many magazines and has traveled the world taking photographs. Lately she has spent time trying...

Whitman Direct Action reaches out to global community with biodiesel project

October 5, 2006
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by Gayle Chung Whether or not their actions are well-known, Whitman Direct Action (WDA) is a campus group to remember. Last summer they built a house in Nicaragua. This summer they went to Central America to foster sustainable community development by hosting biodiesel conferences, workshops and forums and ...

Peer Listeners foster community dialogue

October 5, 2006
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by Joseph Farnes What issues does the campus face? What do we need to talk about? Students who have been here a year or longer have probably heard of the Peer Listeners. They probably thought about us as those caring individuals who hold office hours for those who want to   talk about difficultie...

Forsberg talks about life abroad, self-knowledge

October 5, 2006
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by Caitlin Tortorici On Sept. 28, the Alumni Career Series presented "Careers in International Affairs After Whitman," with 1986 Whitman graduate Aaron Forsberg. After completing a history major at Whitman, Forsberg went on to earn a Ph.D. on the subject at the University of Texas, Austin, in 1992...

Wage issues plague ASWC

October 5, 2006
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by Sarah McCarthy Students working for ASWC in paid positions may see a change in that system soon. "The presumption is this: that if you're paying them anything you're paying them minimum wage," said Walter Froese, Whitman College controller. Due to this presumption and its legal implications, ASWC ...

Museum of Unnatural History offers unusual view of the world

October 5, 2006
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by Lizzie Norgard With titles like "Conundrum Giving an Enigma to a Perplexed Ambiguity" and "I Can't Make up my Mind; Undecided; Rare Ambivalence; Heteroclite," Gerry Matthews' art works prod the viewer's own imagination. Matthews' meticulously-crafted three-dimensional "assemblage" art, on display at the Bl...

Students tour WA, study immigration issues

September 27, 2006
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by Christina Russell With the October break approaching, one group of Whitties is sacrificing opportunities to catch up on sleep and homework in order to educate themselves on the immigration debate in Eastern Washington. Entitled "The Border in our Backyard: The Immigration Debate in Eastern Washing...

Speaker debunks sleep loss myths

September 27, 2006
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by Christina Russell Sleep deprivation is not something to yawn about. Last week Richard D. Simon Jr., MD visited Whitman to address the far-reaching implications of sleep loss among college-aged students. In his lecture "Who Needs Sleep?" he described the dangers of functioning with no sleep and strateg...

New ‘quarterlife’ will not clash with ‘blue moon’

September 27, 2006
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by Lizzie Norgard Attracting submissions from across the Whitman community, the first issue of the student-run literary magazine "quarterlife" is in its formative stages. Students interested in staff positions met last week to discuss the details of the new magazine. Drew Arnold, who with Ben Gann...

ACA welcomes curiosity, promotes Asian culture

September 27, 2006
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by Gayle Chung In regards to the Asian Cultural Association (ACA) club, one might ask, "How 'Asian' do I have to be in order to attend this club?" For some, this might be a sinful question. For others, it might be slightly racist. Few Whitman students know about the ACA club. Those who are aware of it...

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