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KWCW Show of the Week: “Radio Wrongthink”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under A&E

Diversity of thought is the focus of "Radio Wrongthink," sophomore Emma Philbrook's contribution to KWCW talk radio. Controversial topics and challenging ideas are plentiful in this unconventional show, during which Philbrook presents the opposite point of view to whatever the popular opinion is on...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 5

Marra Clay, Publisher
February 22
Filed under BLOGS, Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Publisher Marra Clay taking over tonight's Live Blog! Hold on to your horses, it's going to be a doozy. 4:22 - Opinion Editor Peggy Li has brought the most amazing (read: questionable) production snack yet: a literal bag of bread. Slices of bread. Some toasted. Some with garlic. Reviews to come. 4:53...

6×6 Perspectives on Display

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 5
Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This was the fourth annual ArtSquared event, which ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. ArtS...

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Georgie Lyon, News Editor
October 5
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Politics

Live screenings of presidential debates have allowed more opportunities for Whitman students to contemplate how political rhetoric is an important component of American democracy. This year, the Politics and Rhetoric Departments teamed up to provide live screenings of the three presidential debates ...

KWCW Show of the Week: Mossy Tentacles

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor
September 29
Filed under A&E

The fall mornings seem to be getting a bit chillier every day, but you can warm up and prepare for your week with the radio show “Mossy Tentacles.” Hosted by senior Art History and Visual Culture Studies major Emma Philipps and senior Religion major Spencer Thomas, the show airs from 9:00 to 11:00...

Pio Past: The origin of The Pioneer

Pio Past
March 3
Filed under NEWS

The first article from the first issue of The Pioneer, published in November 1896, explains the origin of the paper's name.

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Absence of houses for women’s fraternities has historic roots

Georgia Lyon
February 25
Filed under NEWS

The sexism of the past reaches into the present through the housing options available to Greek Life at Whitman College.

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Whitman’s Ethics Bowl team wins Ladenson Award

Lachlan Johnson
February 25
Filed under NEWS

Seven students traveled to Washington, D.C. last weekend to compete in the Ethics Bowl National Championship, a competition where students from across the nation face off to see who can have the most thoughtful conversation about modern ethical dilemmas.

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Students call for removal of Snake River dams

Students call for removal of Snake River dams

Lachlan Johnson
February 26
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

A new environmental group on campus, Rethink Dams, is advocating for the removal of the four dams on the lower Snake River. Sophomore Fiona Bennitt formed Rethink Dams after she was inspired by the documentary "DamNation." The new group will work to raise awareness both on campus and in the wider...

Fast Facts: ASWC Tenure Resolution

Lachlan Johnson
February 26
Filed under NEWS

Students' only voice in tenure decisions is through course evaluations. ASWC wants the Personnel Committee, which makes tenure decisions, to also consider evaluative letters by students. If the faculty accept the proposals made in an ASWC resolution passed Sunday: Professors will provide a list ...

ASWC plans for Health Center Advisory Board

Jeremy Alexander
February 26
Filed under NEWS

ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution to create an advisory committee for the Welty Health Center. The resolution, written by junior ASWC Senators Olivia Hagel and Nick Hochfeld, is expected to come before the Senate on March 8. The Welty Health Center is open 24 hours a day and provides...

Show me the money: an examination of Whitman’s finances

Lachlan Johnson
October 9
Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

As the Now Is the Time campaign approaches its conclusion, the sun is setting on one financial era of the college. President Bridges came to the college in 2005  with the intent of strengthening the college's financial position and increasing the endowment. While the last fifteen years saw a huge increase...

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