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Stop staring, protect yourself

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
October 27
Filed under OPINION

I have a friend who has an unhealthy penchant for stale metaphor. Just last week we were discussing the Ruth Fluno retrospective at Sheehan when he referred to the art as “a delicious feast.” Normally I’d treat this sort of remark as an empty flourish, but as I was in a slightly unusual sta...

Dear Mom: Finding a place at Whitman

Dear Mom, Columnist
October 27
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Dear Mom, College is not all that I was expecting it to be. I am enjoying my classes, getting to know people and working hard, but I thought I would be having the time of my life, and that’s just not how it has turned out. For context, I’m a first-year at Whitman; I was choosing between Whitman, ...

Self love comes first

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
October 27
Filed under OPINION

 Why is it so hard to love ourselves? One of the things that surprised and concerned me the most during the Gender & Sexuality Workshop was when more than half of people in Jewett (the biggest residence hall at Whitman) admitted to having had or still having an eating disorder. This makes me think of ...

Treat your journalists right

Andrew Schwartz
October 20
Filed under OPINION

Two headlines off the impetuous digital press dateline September 8, 2016: “The Entire Seattle Seahawks Team Will Protest the National Anthem at Opening Game” and “Entire Seahawks Team Planning to Honor Flag During National Anthem on 9/11?” The mutual and only source for these widely shared...

A Case for Friendship

Alya Bohr, Columnist
October 20
Filed under OPINION

Friendship rocks. Yeah I know, not a very controversial statement, but bear with me here. Friendship is one of those things that everyone needs and values, but that we so often take for granted. Where would we be without our friends who humor us when we obsessively analyze vague texts, console us during...

Dear Mom: An advice column

Dear Mom, Opinion Writer
October 13
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Dear Mom,  My Anderson roommate threw up a Taq burrito on my desk and rock collection. They haven’t cleaned it up. Do I need to clean it up or should they do it since they were the one that threw up on it? Help! —Between a Rock and a Hard Place   Dear Between a Rock and a Hard Place, ...

America can’t handle its drinks

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
October 12
Filed under OPINION

One of the things that has surprised me the most about college life in the US is the way many college students don’t know how to deal with alcohol. There is this particular attitude towards alcohol that I haven’t seen anywhere else. When I first went to parties here, I noticed how people drink unt...

On Standing Up and Saying “I Can’t Take it Anymore”

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
October 9
Filed under OPINION

It is a strange contradiction of higher education that colleges serve as both nesting grounds for the capital R Radical Left—Democracy Now-watching, Dissent-reading, Marxist-Hegelian-Zizekian psycho-blatherers (that's meant to be half self-deprecatory)—and as microcosms of massive social inequality....

Missed opportunities for American Libertarians

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist
October 5
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Much of the public discourse in this election suggests that Republicans have suffered the most in this election cycle. Their reputation as the “responsible” party has been vandalized both domestically and internationally will likely damage Republican election rates for years to come. But the GOP ...

Millenials wanting to change the world

October 5
Filed under OPINION

Here’s the thing about a lot of bright-eyed millennials: we want to change the world. No, we may not know exactly what we’re doing after college or what specific career we’re angling towards, but we know we “just want to make a difference.” Whitman is brimming with passionate, talented peopl...

Small actions, big change

Alya Bohr
October 5
Filed under OPINION

Here’s the thing about a lot of bright-eyed millennials: we want to change the world. No, we may not know exactly what we’re doing after college or what specific career we’re angling towards, but we know we “just want to make a difference.” Whitman is brimming with passionate, talented people...

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
September 29
Filed under OPINION

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly and the right to petition. Recent events suggest that there might be some ‘exclusion’ to these rights when the views expressed conflict with the norms and values many hold dear. Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback of NFL’s...

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