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Dear Mom

Mom, Advice Columnist
September 29
Filed under OPINION

Dear Mom, Last weekend, I hooked up with someone from my Encounters class at the 80s dance. It was really chill, but now I think I have feelings for them. I’m trying to play it cool, since I’m worried they’re not into it—they don’t sit by me in class any more, and it’s been pretty awkward...

Dear Mom Column

Mom, Advice Columnist
September 29
Filed under OPINION

Do you miss your mom when you’re at Whitman? Or do you just wish you had a mom at school? Someone who was here to answer your questions and offer you advice? Are there some questions you just can’t ask her? Well that’s where we come in. The Wire is now bringing you an advice column of your very own — ...

Why I am a Feminist

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
September 29
Filed under OPINION

No one has ever taken me very seriously when I’ve told them that I am a feminist. They usually say: ‘Oh, so you hate men?’ or something equally dismissive. And I am annoyed that I must always explain the concept of feminism and yet still many seem to not ‘get it’ or believe that as a feminist...

The slow decline of Democracy

Cy Burchenal
September 22
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 position of ha...

Op-Ed: The Greek System, Debunked

Dani Hupper
September 22
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...

Voices of the Community // Issue 3

September 22
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
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–pr...

The Frontier Days Parade You probably Didn’t Go To

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
September 11
Filed under OPINION

Last Saturday the pastoral smell of manure hung in the air as 150 flag-bearing equestrians rode through the streets of downtown Walla Walla in celebration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Frontier Days Fair. The cavalcade ended a parade representing more than 125 organizations, including the Confederate Trib...

Showing Off at First May not be that Bad

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor
September 8
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
Filed under OPINION

The following is an Op-Ed by junior Maia Watkins.  I’m Maia. You may know me as an artist, as a bread baker, the student that spammed the community listserv with Bernie emails, a cyclist, photographer, classmate, friend. I’m also a survivor of sexual assault. I’m angry. And that anger is ...

Nepotism Stunts Latin American Political Development

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist
May 5
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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