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Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
November 10
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

As part of the ongoing Equality Coffeehouse event, FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) invited a rather unique performer in comedian Gloria Bigelow, who uniquely addressed intersectional issues across the board. Her exuberance and expressiveness brought her comedy to life and kept...

The Spectrum Apparel

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert
October 5
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

Clothing communicates a lot about the individual who wears it: personal style, political affiliation, favorite bands, a preference for wool over fleece or stripes instead of dots. What if, in addition to this list, clothing could convey something more meaningful–such as recognition of the broad...

KWCW Show of the Week: The Minority Report

KWCW Show of the Week: The Minority Report

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer
April 21
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

For senior politics majors Gladys Gitau and Shireen Nori, the fact that they would be graduating a mere semester after beginning "The Minority Report" was not an issue in deciding to start the show. "We had been talking about doing a radio show for the past three years, and it never worked out," Nori...

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Libby Arnosti
April 4
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

For the first 18 years of his life, wrestler Hudson Taylor didn't think he knew anybody who was gay. Since graduating from the University of Maryland in 2010, however, he has spent much of his time standing in front of college athletes around the country discussing the importance of recognizing and supporting...

Diversity means cross-pollination, not crop rotation

Paul H-P
October 18
Filed under OPINION

We can all agree that diversity is valuable. But can we say why or what the word really means in the context of an intellectual community? The truth is, even our ideas about diversity are homogeneous. The word most often means the coexistence of people from a variety of races, classes and genders....

LGBTQ groups overlook deeper oppressions

October 11
Filed under OPINION

This column was written by Walla Walla community member Jade Poncy. For a small isolated town, Walla Walla has a surprising number of clubs and programs for the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer community. Whitman, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla High School all have clubs working ...

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Sarah Cornett
October 11
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Walla Walla High School has over 25 active student-organized clubs, but until last year there was no Gay-Straight Alliance. Senior Gabe Gonzales and juniors Tegan Coleman and Rosa Tobin knew that their school lacked a unified safe space for GLBTQ-identified students. Last September, the three students came together to create the resourc...

The Whitest African: Discomfort with diversity limits our understanding of complex identities

Joey Gottlieb
September 6
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

I am gay. I am somewhat homophobic. I am white and was born in this nation's capital. My memories begin in Nairobi, Kenya, where I was raised. I am here to write about the unsettling question of diversity and how it relates to Whitman College. I am here to discuss and to learn. Our college struggles...

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

Josh Goodman
May 3
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student:  he's studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there's a part of him that only a small number of his friends know about: "I guess, to tell you, I'm gay," he says hesitantly. Garza's experience of being in the closet at Whitman may not be as atypical as it seems. While...

Rep. Maureen Walsh addresses marriage equality in lecture

Rachel Alexander
March 29
Filed under NEWS

"I'm not very good with my speech or delivery. I just got a little lucky." These are the modest words of State Representative Maureen Walsh (R), whose speech in defense of gay marriage on the floor of the legislature has garnered over 1.2 million views on YouTube. Walsh spoke to the Whitman community...

First-year student asks college for co-ed living option

First-year student asks college for co-ed living option

Rachel Alexander
November 17
Filed under NEWS

Whitman offers its students a wide variety of housing options, including interest houses, mixed-gender sections and traditional college residence halls. In spite of these offerings, there is currently no opportunity for first-years to live with a roommate of the opposite gender. Though this may not be a con...

Whitman GLBTQ, Coalition Against Homophobia hold own Coming Out Day celebration

Whitman GLBTQ, Coalition Against Homophobia hold own Coming Out Day celebration

Josh Goodman
October 22
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Ryan Creal '12 jumps through the Coming Out Door on Ankeny on Oct. 16. GLBTQ and Coalition Against Homophobia hosted the door to encourage Whitties to embrace their identity, be it sexual orientation or any other identity. National Coming Out Day is observed each Oct. 11, but GLBTQ and Colalition Against...

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