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Dear Mom, February 9th Article

Mom, Columnist
February 9, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Dear Mom, Senior help! I'm having a hard time balancing studying for senior exams, applying to jobs and also making the most of my last semester at Whitman. How do I accomplish everything I need to graduate while also still having fun with my friends while we are all still here? Struggling Senior   D...

The Allure of a Clear Mind

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
February 9, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Maybe the defining symbol of the 21st century is television static. A random pattern of flickering dots superimposed onto an image, except imagine that the image is your personal reality and the flickering dots are pieces of information that don’t fit neatly into, and in some cases conflict with,...

Op-Ed: Selective Inclusion

Ethan Graham, Whitman College Senior
February 9, 2017
Filed under OPINION

There is a divide between Whitman and the Walla Walla community that cannot be bridged until Whitman is more diverse, more accepting and less afraid to engage directly with people that live around us. This divide is inherent in a selective institution like Whitman, but is only compounded by Whitman’s...

Op-Ed: Gorsuch and Resistance

Edward Ferguson, Whitman College Senior
February 7, 2017
Filed under OPINION

A few nights ago, amidst much pomp and circumstance, a blow was dealt to American democracy. Standing in the White House's famed East Room Donald Trump informed the media of his choice to succeed Antonin Scalia as the ninth Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Our democracy does not suffer...

Killing the Conservative Paradigm

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist
February 5, 2017
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

In years past, both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have closely represented the views of their respective parties. This is no such year. The campaign promises of President Donald J. Trump show just how atypical of a Republican President he will be. The change of the Republi...

Friendships are closer than they appear

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under OPINION

I know that for many Asian Americans, they are caught in what feels like no-man’s land. Growing up, at first they may not understand that they are not the typical ‘American’ until someone rudely awakens them with questions that undermine their sense of belonging. And this issue of ‘belonging’...

Op-Ed: Whitman AAUP releases statement rejecting President Trump’s immigration ban

Whitman College AAUP
January 31, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The following is a statement released by the Whitman College chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The Whitman College chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) strongly opposes Donald Trump’s unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry in...

Voices of the Community // Issue 1

Samarah Uribe, Photographer
January 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Voices of the Community

Photographer Samarah Uribe asks members of the community, "What's one surprising thing you learned about your parents over break?"

Traditional Kettles are Better than Electric

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
January 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION

We find ourselves at the start of a deep and gloomy winter, one in which a barely perceptible cold front is passing through our most marginalized communities and many of us are in need of some warmth. So we open our tea drawers, the divine aromas of places untouched by our problems—Nok Cha, Dian Hong,...

Dear Mom

Mom, Columnist
January 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Dear Mom, Why are we getting so much snow in Walla Walla this year? Is this normal? I chose Whitman over a school in the Midwest because my tour guide had assured me that Whitman doesn’t get much snow here. Some upperclassmen told me it would be gone by the time I got back from winter break but...

Trump’s policies hurt international students

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
January 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION

After the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States, many international students have started to worry about their future in this country and whether they are welcome here any longer. To many students like myself, Trump’s election was a huge surprise because we came to the U.S....

When Does a Pledge Delayed Become a Promise Betrayed?

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Baker Ferguson Professor of Politics and Leadership
January 24, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The documentary “Agents of Change,” shown in Maxey Auditorium last Thursday, taught us that creation of Black Studies programs at San Francisco State College and Cornell University in 1968-69 was anything but peaceful. At San Francisco, a Black Studies Department was established only after a general...

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