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Taking on Trumpism

Alex Brockman and Olivia Gilbert
February 16, 2017
Filed under FEATURE

In the weeks since the inauguration of President Trump, a lot has happened. With so much change, grappling with the events unfolding under the Trump administration is challenging. From the disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, three professors use their expertise to explore th...

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Olivia Gilbert
September 22, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

We have all seen this photo on social media: a varying number of white people are surrounded by a varying number of smiling brown or black children. The backdrop is vaguely exotic–perhaps the white people are even sporting ‘native’ clothing. The whole thing is tied together with a nebulous quote...

Gluten-Free and Easy

Gluten-Free and Easy

Alissa Antilla, Olivia Gilbert, and Katharine Gillen
September 15, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Nestled in a quiet nook of the Walla Walla airport, Hidden Valley Bakery provides a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the airport. The Paige family, who have owned the bakery for 16 years, aims to provide a home-away-from-home for their customers. In order to cater to people with different...

Guardian’s Climate Campaign Fails to Challenge NeoLiberal Status Quo

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
May 5, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

It is painful to see a major news outlet ignore questions that need to be asked and criticisms that need to see the light of day—it is painful because it happens over and over again in the media.

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Sanders Promotes Realistic Solutions to Fundamental Problems

Sanders Promotes Realistic Solutions to Fundamental Problems

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
February 18, 2016
Filed under Columnists, Front Page Slideshow, OPINION

While Bernie proposes solutions that promote fundamental changes to the political system, Hillary offers little in the way of systemic change.

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The Upsides of Being Sick

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
February 4, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

The air smells medicinal and stale. To your left lies a pile of crumpled tissues. To your right, a half-empty bottle of Dayquil and a mug of cold tea you wish someone could reheat. At your feet festers a plate of food that has long since lost its enticement. And between it all, on a throne of blankets,...

Is Recycling Really As Important As We Think It Is?

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
December 3, 2015
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

If we are to have any hope of leaving behind a habitable world for future generations, we need to make lifestyle changes that are truly environmentally impactful—and we need to be brave enough to spread the word.

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Take the Self-Driving Car with a Grain of Salt

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
November 12, 2015
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Americans would suffer in forgetting the value that exists in driving oneself not to get somewhere, but merely for the sake of the journey.

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Embracing idle time

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
September 17, 2015
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Time, after all, is a finite resource; we cannot simply work harder or make more connections to obtain more of it.

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