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The Athlete Role in Social Justice

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Baseball legend Jackie Robinson once said, “a life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” This statement rings true not only in everyday actions, but also raises a question about what role activism plays within the world of athletics. In other words, is it an athlete’s re...

The Symposium Chronicles

The Symposium Chronicles

Olivia Gilbert
February 22, 2017
Filed under FEATURE

Today  marks the fifth annual Power and Privilege Symposium, a day in which members of the Whitman community will gather to attend sessions led by students, faculty and community members on the themes of justice, diversity and inclusion. Symposiums of all sorts are nothing new to Whitman. Throughout...

KWCW Show of the Week: The Minority Report

KWCW Show of the Week: The Minority Report

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer
April 21, 2016
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...

“Chi-Raq”: An Amusing Look at a Serious Topic

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

For a film that begins by presenting a damning social statistic-more Americans have been killed in Chicago in the last decade than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined-Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" is curiously, but not pointlessly, lighthearted.

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Supporting Critical Engagement

Ben Shoemake, Columnist
February 18, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Conversations on the subject of power and privilege need to happen year-round, and real action needs to follow up as a result.

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Greek influence not being used for meaningful action

Katy Wills
February 26, 2015
Filed under Columnists, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

My dearest Frat Stars and Soror Sisters of Whitman College, Greek groups have immense power on this campus. Besides having an extensive social presence on the weekends, a Greek group has the power to make normal certain behaviors and attitudes they value. If a member steps out of line, their men's...

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Lorah Steichen
October 31, 2013
Filed under NEWS

While many Whitman students spent the third weekend of October consumed in midterm studies, members of Campus Climate Challenge were off campus engaging in a weekend of activism. Eight students traveled to Pittsburgh, Penn. to attend Power Shift, a biannual national environmental youth activism confer...

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