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Disney Teaches Brutal Lesson about Global Warming by Shutting Down Club Penguin

Anthony Reale, News Retorter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Humor

The Walt Disney Media Giant announced at the end of January that the children’s gaming platform Club Penguin would be shutting down after several years of success with both children 5 to 10 years old and perverts 40 to 55 years old. The decision came from behind closed doors very high up in the comp...

Divestment refuels for spring

Natalie Berg
February 5, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Though the Whitman College Board of Trustees stated the college will not divest from the fossil fuel industry, students in the Divest Whitman movement are still trying to change their minds. Students and faculty in favor of divestment hope the combination of the faculty resolution passed last week,...

International Community Should Support Wind Power

Dani Hupper
November 14, 2013
Filed under OPINION

The merits of today's energy sources are all relative. As there is no completely pollutant-free way to harness energy, we are forced to pick the lesser of many evils. And with a few practical technological advancements, wind power could put us on the track to a future in renewable energy. It's difficult...

Nuclear Power Offers Different Solution

Nuclear Power Offers Different Solution

Dani Hupper
October 31, 2013
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

After Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island (nuclear power plants that unintentionally exposed thousands to radioactivity), it has been taboo for an environmentalist to be pro-nuclear. While I don't mean to be unsympathetic to the victims of radioactivity-caused cancers, we should not forget nuc...

Meat’s Contribution to Climate Change

Meat’s Contribution to Climate Change

Dani Hupper
October 17, 2013
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

It probably seems impossible to give up sizzling bacon with your eggs in the morning, barbecue ribs right off the charcoal grill or Grandma's roasted Thanksgiving turkey. But if you're seriously committed to minimizing your carbon footprint, consuming less meat may be the simplest, most effective decision you can ...

Fracking Offers Few Unbiased Answers

Fracking Offers Few Unbiased Answers

Dani Hupper
October 10, 2013
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

The public debate on hydraulic fracturing (the process of pumping a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to crack rock formations and release natural gas) is nearly impossible to follow. It's hard to find unbiased information on a subject so intermingled with political and economic self-...

Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement

Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement

Lachlan Johnson
January 24, 2013
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

In its most recent effort to organize efforts to combat global warming, Climate Campus Challenge (CCC) aims to change Whitman College's investment policy to encourage the college to withdraw funds, or "divest," from fossil fuel companies. The new campaign, which will be led by first-year Erika Longino and sophomore Sierra Dickey, will...

Growing your Favorite Burger

philipcheng
April 28, 2012
Filed under BLOGS

Why do you like your favorite food? Most people would say they like their favorite food because they like its taste. But most people don't realize that they not only take comfort in familiar flavors but also in the idea that their food comes from a familiar source. For example, The Guardian had a surv...

U-B Letters to the Editor spur conversation on climate change

U-B Letters to the Editor spur conversation on climate change

Emily Lin-Jones
April 19, 2012
Filed under NEWS

"Here's a challenge for anyone who really believes anthropogenic global warming exists: prove it," wrote Steve Singleton in a December 2011 letter published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. Over the past few months, several Whitman students and Walla Walla residents have taken Singleton up on...

“Happy Feet Two” fails to find its wings

“Happy Feet Two” fails to find its wings

Nathan Fisher
December 1, 2011
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Reviews

Little baby penguins singing and dancing are only cute for so long. "Happy Feet Two" tries to rekindle the love of the first dancing and singing penguins movie but falls flat like a penguin trying to fly. The main plot of the film follows Mumble (Elijah Wood), now a grown-up, and his son Erik, who, unlike his dad, cannot sing...

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