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Board Editorial: Freedom of the Press

May 5
Filed under OPINION

On Sunday, April 17, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) unanimously voted to amend the bylaws in order to reaffirm the Editor in Chief and Publisher of their sovereignty over Whitman College’s student newspaper. The vote came after a lively Senate discussion concerning an ASWC Oversight Co...

Difficult Conversations Must Welcome Experienced Voices

Ben Shoemake, Columnist
May 5
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
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
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
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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What it means to be American

What it means to be American

Peggy Li, Columnist
April 28
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Illustration by Claire Revere.  When Donald Trump first became a serious candidate for the presidency, many collectively exclaimed, “I’ll move to Canada,” with the smug, implicit assumption that Canada would even accept us. And when Americans visit a foreign country, for the most part they do...

Trump Manipulates Evangelicals

Sean Hannah, Columnist
April 21
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Evangelical Christianity emphasizes love and a mission to spread the word of God, so it is blatantly ironic that Trump’s supporters are so ready to accept his proposed laws that limit Mexican and Muslim Immigration.

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International Sport Competitions Hinder Latin American Development

Jose Coronado, Columnist
April 21
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

In my point of view Brazil made the mistake many latin americans, individuals, and nations, do – they tried to hard to put a good moment on exposition.

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Reactions to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Detract from Bigger Issue

Ben Shoemake, Columnist
April 21
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

What interests me most, though, aren't the particularities of the bill or the conversations surrounding it, but the complete and total lack of perspective surrounding trans rights in general, which these recent events have served to make apparent.

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Embracing the Unexpected

Peggy Li, Columnist
April 14
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

We like to think, as people, that we have a great degree of control over our lives.

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Criminal Injustice

Alya Bohr, Columnist
April 14
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

When we tacitly accept these beliefs as truths, when we label those convicted of crime as categorically “evil” and then avert our eyes, we are doing a great disservice to the progress of our nation.

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Cultural Awareness Shouldn’t Preclude Cultural Critique

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
April 14
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

When taken to its logical conclusion, glossing over of cultural practices as “just different” presupposes critical discussion.

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