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FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
March 9
Filed under A&E

The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who attended. The passionate performances helped audience members experience and relate to the powerful...

Nobody in politics class sure how to pronounce “hegemony”

Jeffrey Gustaveson, staff writer
October 5
Filed under Humor

EVERYWHERE IN MAXEY --  Releasing one enormous, resigned sigh as class discussion turned to the concept of hegemony, members of POL-130 collectively buckled-up for what was sure to be 40 grueling minutes of wild guesses as to the pronunciation of the key conceptual term. “If I’m being honest, d...

Whitman Welcomes the Awesomely Cool Class of 2020!

Austin Biehl, staff writer
April 1
Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

In the class of 2020, Whitman has once again attracted a homogenous group of down-to-earth, unpretentious, fun-loving, granola-chewing, Birkenstock-wearing, apathetic, White kids. Throughout high school, the overwhelming majority was not that involved, but DID know how to transform their mediocre lives int...

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist
February 11
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.

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Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes

Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes

Daniel Kim
November 20
Filed under A&E

November means many holidays are just around the corner, but it also means another year for Olive Marketplace and Cafe's annual Open Kitchen: Holiday Cooking Series. The series includes five classes, ranging from setting the Thanksgiving table to Valentine's Day desserts, and registration is almost full. ...

”˜Yuppie Liberalism’ Represents Untenable Politics

Andy Monserud
May 8
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

I'd like to preface this column with a warning to Whitman's rarest minority, conservatives.  You probably have no interest in what I'm about to say, and, frankly, it's not catered to you.  There, you're free to go back to preparing for finals without wasting your time on my column.  My problem this...

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Shelly Le
May 1
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

"Class is invisible. You can dress and act a different way and no one would ever really know what you might be struggling with. First-generation students really are in an invisible category." As the adviser for Whitman's First Generation and Working Class Club, Professor of History Julie Charlip ...

Board of Trustees Meets to Address Diversity, Divestment

Sam Grainger-Shuba
February 13
Filed under ASWC, Events, NEWS

Whitman's Board of Trustees meets four times each year to discuss the state of the college. This Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6 and 7, they met again to discuss divestment and diversity. Due to student unrest and a protest during the last board meeting, the student representatives to the Board of ...

Is Justin Bieber Immune to the Pains of Deportation?

Is Justin Bieber Immune to the Pains of Deportation?

Alisha Agard
February 6
Filed under OPINION

In 2013, 369,000 immigrants were deported from the United States, and half of those deportations resulted from criminal convictions ranging from minor misdemeanors to felony-level crimes. Eighty-four percent of those individuals were not allowed any legal representation to contest the charges br...

School Segregation Lives on in Class Difference

Andy Monserud
November 7
Filed under OPINION

On a recent trip to New Orleans with a few other Whitties, a concierge at a hotel made a joke that made me think. Exhausted from almost a full day of traveling, we had come to the hotel for the Associated College Press conference hosted there. Amused by our dazed appearances, the concierge laughed and...

Voices of the Community: Issue 5

Voices of the Community: Issue 5

Tanner Bowersox
October 8
Filed under OPINION

If you could take a class in anything what would it be? Videographer Tanner Bowersox polls the community on what classes they would like to take if they could take a class in anything....

Talking Feminism with Rebecca Walker

Rachel Alexander
January 25
Filed under NEWS

When I sat down to interview Rebecca Walker, I told her I'd like to hear some of her thoughts on American feminism, and how it might do a better job being more inclusive. She asked me what the big feminist issues on campus were, and we talked for a few minutes about sexual assault rates, as well as th...

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