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Why I am a Feminist

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
September 29
Filed under OPINION

No one has ever taken me very seriously when I’ve told them that I am a feminist. They usually say: ‘Oh, so you hate men?’ or something equally dismissive. And I am annoyed that I must always explain the concept of feminism and yet still many seem to not ‘get it’ or believe that as a feminist...

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Jessica Parker
February 21
Filed under Darwin's Finches

A recent study has shown that the mean body mass of marine mammals has increased by 150 times since the Cambrian period (542 million years ago). These findings are consistent with Cope's rule, which "proposes that animal lineages evolve towards larger body size over time." According to the journal...

Despite pressure, rush provides new avenues for growth

Kamna Shastri
October 3
Filed under FEATURE

From the third-story window of Prentiss Hall on Sept. 21, I can hear a rush of energy as women move out the main door into the grassy courtyard. Their voices carry loud and clear, gushing with excitement. They are heading out for their final day of formal recruitment. Formal recruitment is the process...

Whitman Sets Lowest Tuition Increase in a Decade

Emily Lin-Jones
April 11
Filed under NEWS

Whitman recently sent out letters to parents, announcing that tuition is set for $43,150 for the 2013-2014 academic year. This marks an increase of 3.25 percent, the lowest increase in the past decade, down from last year's increase of 4 percent. This increase is consistent with tuition increases...

We Have Lost the Fight for the Planet

We Have Lost the Fight for the Planet

Sam Chapman
January 24
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

In 1970, the first Earth Day brought 20 million Americans––10 percent of the entire population––to a nationwide protest. This was the tail end of the Vietnam Era, when young people were justifiably outraged at a system that had failed them and their planet. Sensing a threat to their interests,...

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