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Report: pluto “so done” with whole planet thing

Jeffrey Gustaveson, staff writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Humor

Kuiper Belt, Solar System, Milky Way Pluto, the dwarf planet best known for its demotion from full planet ten years ago, released a statement on Thursday, saying it was, “So done with the whole planet thing.” The statement comes in the wake of last week’s announcement that astronomers have...

Whittiom of the Week: “That’s a thing”

Ari Appel
February 24, 2015
Filed under What's In A Name?

Welcome to Whittiom of the Week, where we wonder why we say what we say at Whitman. So what is a whittiom, anyway? You guessed it––it's an idiom that Whitties use frequently. An idiom, put simply, is a commonly spoken phrase that is not meant to be taken literally. For example, the phrase "at the...

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