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Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under A&E

Excitement and an air of festivity filled the Reid Coffeehouse as performers took the stage to offer tastes of their cultures. This was the sixth annual InterNation Celebration, held on Saturday, Feb. 25. It showcased both international and domestic students, who performed with a wide variety of songs, ...

Trump’s policies hurt international students

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
January 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION

After the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States, many international students have started to worry about their future in this country and whether they are welcome here any longer. To many students like myself, Trump’s election was a huge surprise because we came to the U.S....

Beyond Borders Club Hosts 5th Annual InterNation Celebration

Beyond Borders Club Hosts 5th Annual InterNation Celebration

Lane Barton
February 25, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The 5th Annual InterNation Celebration was held in Reid Ballroom on Feb. 20th.

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Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Lorah Steichen
December 12, 2013
Filed under NEWS

While most students are able to take advantage of school breaks as an opportunity to head home and unwind, a select number of Whitman College students remain on campus even while residence halls close. During winter and spring vacations, students who are not able to make other accommodations are housed in residence halls. In addition to intern...

International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

Lachlan Johnson
November 8, 2012
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Coming to college means leaving one's family and friends, but for some students it means leaving one's culture, language and country behind as well. International students come to Whitman knowing they will be in a place where very few people share their background and experiences. Though nearly all international students end up staying at the college for...

An American in Paris: Searching for a National Identity

Karah Kemmerly
November 2, 2012
Filed under OPINION

Hallo! Or if you prefer, bonjour! I recently got back from a short, but lovely trip to Paris. My friends and I saw plenty of typical Parisian sights, like Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We ate soufflés and baguettes and rode the Métro and wandered around in book stores. And we reveled...

InterNation Celebration changes venue to reach wider audience

amyhasson
April 5, 2012
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Belly dancing, Spanish love songs, Irish stepdance and a fashion show. These were just some of the many entertaining acts featured in the InterNation Celebration that took place on the evening of Friday, March 30.  The InterNation Celebration, which was hosted by the Beyond Borders Club, was the first of its kind. In the past, the Beyond Borders Club hosted an interna...

Whitman College through an international lens

Whitman College through an international lens

Karah Kemmerly
December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E

MECCA's living room is warm and lined with strands of Christmas lights, a cozy oasis from the early signs of winter weather brewing outside: primarily because sophomore Nandini Rathi has set the house thermostat at 77 degrees. "It's more like home for me," she said. I met up with Rathi, who is origina...

Falling diversity rates present opportunity for dialogue

Falling diversity rates present opportunity for dialogue

Sandra Matsevilo
September 22, 2011
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

This article was c0-authored by Frannie Nunn and Kinsey White. Though many students complain about the lack of diversity at Whitman on a regular basis, this year they may have more cause for concern. The class of 2015 boasts 400 first-year students from various backgrounds, only eight of which are i...

Beyond Borders Club Shifts Focus to Include Non-International Students

Dylan Tull
September 15, 2011
Filed under NEWS

The Beyond Borders Club, formerly known as the International Students and Friends Club, has recently undergone a few pointed changes in order to expand the club's boundaries. The name and mission statement changes reflect the club's new drive to encourage non-international students to participate in...

International student athletes face challenges, find community in sports programs

International student athletes face challenges, find community in sports programs

Nick Wood
April 28, 2011
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

On top of the regular stresses of balancing academics and athletics, international student athletes face the additional burdens of both adapting to life abroad and competing in a new environment. JP Alvarez, a junior basketball player, came to Whitman with the specific intention of participating in ath...

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