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Dear Mom: Off-Campus and Ostracized

Mom, Opinion Writer
March 9
Filed under OPINION

Dear Mom, I’m a senior who lives off campus. What’s with all this talk about seniors not contributing to or not having a sense of the Whitman community? I think that’s BS. I’ve seen it, I’ve lived it, I’m still a part of it. Get with the program, Kathy & Co! Can you confirm this? Off Ca...

Moonlight recaptures Oscars

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
March 9
Filed under OPINION

Despite some confusion at the Oscars on the winner of the Best Picture, "Moonlight" won the category in addition to numerous other wins. However, the impact of "Moonlight’s" victory on Oscars night goes beyond the award. For years, the Academy has been criticized for their lack of diversity in chosen...

Seeking and Finding

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
March 9
Filed under OPINION

Why is it that so often those most likely to talk about the virtues of detachment struggle the most with their obsessions? To take an example, Herman Hesse, the great writer of "Siddhartha," suffered breakdowns repeatedly over the course of his life, sometimes resulting in long stays in mental institutions....

Op-Ed: Contributions to College Accessibility

Sean Hays, Whitman College Senior
March 4
Filed under OPINION

Here’s a fun little tidbit: I may have gotten into Whitman when I really shouldn’t have. Mad yet? Hold off on the pitchforks for just a second, and let me explain. One part of why this may have happened is because of Whitman’s need-sensitive admissions policy. After Whitman offers admissions...

The Presidency so Far

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist
March 2
Filed under OPINION

As of February 25 President Donald Trump has spent thirty six days in office. Enough time has now passed that the campaign promises of the president can be compared to the actions taken during his first month in office. The Wall with Mexico is perhaps Trump’s most famous campaign promise. This pro...

Voices of the Community // Issue 6

March 2
Filed under OPINION, Voices of the Community

Photographer James Baker polled the community with the following question: "What would you do with $100,000?"

Reid dates: A Study

Alex Pitts, Columnist
March 2
Filed under OPINION

Everyone is watching you constantly. You know it; I know it; everybody knows it. We know it from eating at Whitman dining halls. Dining halls produce a feeling of being watched in you unlike anything else on campus. This school is so small and insular that it is hard not to feel the gaze of your fellow...

McCorvey’s Legacy and Roe v. Wade

Zuhra Amini, Columist
March 2
Filed under OPINION

Did you know that the plaintiff of the Roe v. Wade case, which legalized abortion by extending the scope of the constitutional right to privacy, later dedicated her life’s work to overturning the case? That plaintiff was Norma McCorvey who recently passed away on Jan. 18, 2016. McCorvey leav...

OP-ED: Is Loud Counter-Protesting Free Speech?

Paul Minor, Whitman College Senior
February 27
Filed under OPINION

This Friday I arrived at the Walla Walla Courthouse to participate in "Where's Cathy?" an event intended to call attention to 5th District Congresshuman Cathy McMorris Rogers' disturbing absence from WW. I believe that political representatives should do their best to stay in touch with the communities...

The Purposes of Protesting

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
February 23
Filed under OPINION

When you are standing in the middle of a crowd of protesters it’s hard not to get the impression that something is being done. Thousands of people chanting in unison “education not deportation” or “this is what democracy looks like” packs the same kind of punch as finishing the first st...

OP-ED: Whitman’s Investment in Whiteness

Chris Cahoon, Whitman Senior
February 23
Filed under OPINION

We are lying to ourselves. When it comes to our lack of diversity, Whitman isn’t failing. We are doing exactly what we intend to do. Diversity at Whitman is for white people. It is not about helping others, but about helping ourselves. And when I talk about diversity, I am not talking about soc...

Voices of the Community // Issue 5

February 23
Filed under OPINION, Voices of the Community

Photographers James Baker and Tywen Kelly asked several Power and Privilege Symposium session leaders, "Why should someone go to your session?"

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