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Locking Horns with the Past

Wil Kotnik, Blogger
April 4, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, Breaching the Whitman Bubble

This has been a busy few weeks, and Trump has been attempting to assert his competence in the oval office by making true the commitments he made during his campaign. As promised, he immediately went about trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. The ACA has, sinc...

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...

Whitman and the A.C.A.

Kate Grumbles, News Writer
January 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

While uncertainty shrouds the future of American healthcare, Whitman health services will remain largely unaffected

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The Ascent of the “General’s General”

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

Marra Clay, Publisher
January 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary

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NAFTA: Our Favorite Scapegoat

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist
December 8, 2016
Filed under Columnists

Among the institutions and agreements President elect Donald Trump has vowed to kill in his first 100 days in office, the North American Free trade Agreement may be the most costly to get rid of. Trump’s logic behind withdrawing from NAFTA is that it’s a “job killer.” The idea that NAFTA has...

Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

Christy Carley, News Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Whitman students, staff and faculty gathered at the steps of Penrose Library last Wednesday in support of a petition to designate Whitman College as a “sanctuary campus.” The gathering was part of a national day of action in which students across the country called on their schools to offer protection for undocumented students in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Organized by th...

Accepting the Election

Alya Bohr, Columnist
November 12, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Some things cannot be made sense of. Or, if there is any sense to be made, it is fractured, messy and incomplete. That’s how this post-election period feels. Yes, perhaps it’s true that the results shouldn’t have been shocking, that we should have known this deep pain and unrest existed in our...

The 2016 Election: Where do we go from here?

Christy Carley, New Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under NEWS

For the past day and a half, the Whitman community has been fixated with the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. While for many Trump’s victory evoked feelings of anger and disappointment, still a few on Whitman’s campus were in favor of the results. Nearly everyone, however, was surprised.

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The Great Gun Debate

The Great Gun Debate

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Gun control has been one of the most contentious issues in the 2016 election cycle. Increased awareness of police violence against communities of color, near daily mass shootings, and the alarming figure of 33,000 annual firearm deaths in the U.S. have infused the question of gun policy with renewed urgency and hei...

Jeb Bush Reportedly Doing a Lot Better

Trevor Lewis, staff writer
October 13, 2016
Filed under Humor

As an audio tape recording of Donald Trump making lewd remarks threatens to throw the Republican campaign into chaos, Jeb Bush was seen smiling contentedly from his gilded dog kennel inside the Koch Brothers’ family compound. “He’s really doing a lot better these days.  We’ve been feeding him wet food f...

Trump Nomination Causes Rift in the Washington Republican Delegation

Trump Nomination Causes Rift in the Washington Republican Delegation

Chris Hankin
July 23, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Every four years the Republican primaries give conservative voters across the country the opportunity to choose a nominee who represents their values and advocates for their policies on a national level. According to many members of the 2016 Washington State RNC delegation, this process was usurped this year by Donald J. Trump.

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A Day of Endings and New Beginnings

A Day of Endings and New Beginnings

July 21, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Everywhere I turned police officers were taking photos with kids and shaking hands. Men draped in Trump flags embraced women wearing Black Lives Matter shirts.

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