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Op-Ed: The Greek System, Debunked

Dani Hupper
September 22, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Sometimes when I vocally question the role of the Greek system at Whitman, I feel like a radical. But then I remember that there are tons of colleges like us–small, progressive, thoughtful–that have made the decision to transition away from a Greek-dominated social structure. I believe that Whitman... Read more »

The slow decline of Democracy

Cy Burchenal
September 22, 2016
Filed under OPINION

As of September 16, Edgar Matobato, an alleged death squad member, levelled allegations against Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte including, but not limited to, murder. This is a mere sliver of the ongoing scandal happening in the Philippines. The South Pacific nation was placed in the unfortunate... Read more »

Voices of the Community // Issue 3

September 22, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Voices of the Community

Photographer Henry Honzel polls the community with the question: "Does Greek life have a positive presence on Whitman's campus?"

It’s okay to ask for help sometimes

Alya Bohr
September 22, 2016
Filed under OPINION

I hate asking for help. Seriously, it’s the worst. If I ever happen to think that I might need to lean on someone, my brain quickly takes care of that nasty little impulse by gently reminding me that asking for help makes me ridiculously weak, stupid and worse than everyone else at Whitman–problem... Read more »

Showing Off at First May not be that Bad

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Patagucci’s are also plentiful, and perhaps you wonder why someone who drinks their water out of a used salsa jar is also wearing around 300 dollars in expensive outdoor clothing. And the answer is pretty simple. They’re showing off.

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Maia Watkins: Addressing Rape Culture

Maia Watkins: Addressing Rape Culture

Maia Watkins
May 21, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Patagucci’s are also plentiful, and perhaps you wonder why someone who drinks their water out of a used salsa jar is also wearing around 300 dollars in expensive outdoor clothing. And the answer is pretty simple. They’re showing off.

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Nepotism Stunts Latin American Political Development

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist
May 5, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

In Latin America, politics does not attract talented citizens. Most of them prefer to pursue other social projects, or simply migrate to other countries like the USA.

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Board Editorial: Freedom of the Press

May 5, 2016
Filed under OPINION

In Latin America, politics does not attract talented citizens. Most of them prefer to pursue other social projects, or simply migrate to other countries like the USA.

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Difficult Conversations Must Welcome Experienced Voices

Ben Shoemake, Columnist
May 5, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

When the voices most essential to the conversation belong to people who don't feel safe coming to the table, we need to make the table safer.

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Guardian’s Climate Campaign Fails to Challenge NeoLiberal Status Quo

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
May 5, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

It is painful to see a major news outlet ignore questions that need to be asked and criticisms that need to see the light of day—it is painful because it happens over and over again in the media.

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In Defense of Sadness

Alya Bohr, Columnist
April 28, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Accepting sadness adds poignancy to life, makes us more creative, and helps us find and discover ourselves.

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Hillary’s Femdom Does Not Merit a Vote

Katy Wills, Columnist
April 28, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Clinton’s identity as a woman does not stand as a legitimate reason to elect her president of the United States, but it’s the reason many feminists do stand by.

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