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Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Marra Clay, Publisher
November 17, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Many students across campus have been dealing with the election results for last week, and some have turned to art to address their feelings. Students are using film, sculpture, writing and drawing to grapple with Trump’s election. The art department organized a space in Fouts Center for Visual Arts for ...

Whittiom of the Week: “That’s a thing”

Ari Appel
February 24, 2015
Filed under What's In A Name?

Welcome to Whittiom of the Week, where we wonder why we say what we say at Whitman. So what is a whittiom, anyway? You guessed it––it's an idiom that Whitties use frequently. An idiom, put simply, is a commonly spoken phrase that is not meant to be taken literally. For example, the phrase "at the...

How the spoken “/” is improving English

Ari Appel
November 10, 2014
Filed under BLOGS, What's In A Name?

English is constantly growing and changing. No matter what rules are established, they get broken; conventions of grammar change, new words are invented, and old ones take on new meanings. Take the word "deal," for example. It can be used in many different ways: Ten bucks is not a very good deal, but...

A 4-Day Adventure: From Writing This Blog to Not Writing This Blog

Ari Appel
October 17, 2014
Filed under What's In A Name?

After a relaxing 4-day break, Tuesday evening was finally upon me. I wrote this: "When I got out of class on Friday afternoon, I envisioned myself spending the majority of 4-day break at my desk, intently working on blog posts. I sat down and went straight to work. By that evening, I had come up with...

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