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Trump’s Security Chief Pick is Exactly Who We Expected: A Literal Bowl of Soup

Winston Weigand, Liberal Snowflake
March 2
Filed under Humor

In a sudden turn of events, the CEO of the United States, Donald Trump, has selected a new National Security Advisor. The previous NSA John F. Kelly was forcefully dismissed by Trump after his second cousin’s best friend’s cat-sitter posted a meme on Facebook that referred to Trump as “an amber-colored...

The Purposes of Protesting

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
February 23
Filed under OPINION

When you are standing in the middle of a crowd of protesters it’s hard not to get the impression that something is being done. Thousands of people chanting in unison “education not deportation” or “this is what democracy looks like” packs the same kind of punch as finishing the first st...

Taking on Trumpism

Alex Brockman and Olivia Gilbert
February 16
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...

Whitman Professor Jack Jackson weighs in on Supreme Court nominee

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter
February 16
Filed under NEWS

One week after President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the position of Associate Justice to replace the late Justice Scalia, Wire reporter Kate Grumbles sat down with Assistant Professor Jack Jackson from the Politics department. Below is a partial transcript from that interview. Minimal edits made for ...

Whitman Finds Its Voice

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
February 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Since the election of Donald Trump, activists in the Whitman community have described a flood of political energy in search of outlet. Groups are mobilizing to build relationships and organize a community anxious to engage with a presidential administration embroiled in controversy unprecedented in mo...

Trump’s policies hurt international students

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
January 26
Filed under OPINION

After the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States, many international students have started to worry about their future in this country and whether they are welcome here any longer. To many students like myself, Trump’s election was a huge surprise because we came to the U.S....

Dispatch from DC: The Wire at the Women’s March

Dispatch from DC: The Wire at the Women’s March

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter
January 24
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

At 8:00 am on Saturday, Jan. 21, the Dunn-Loring metro station in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, DC, reverberated with the energy of hundreds of people carrying home-made posters and wearing knitted pink hats with pussy-cat ears. Crowds on the platform cheered for passing trains too full to ...

Living in a Post-Cynical Age

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
December 1
Filed under OPINION

To the outcasts of the earth, blue-collar intellectuals, protégés of Salinger and Kerouac (if any of you are still around), know this: cynicism is dead. No longer is it fashionable to lament the decline of the sacred, the rise of consumer culture and the innumerable social ills engendered by urban...

Steven Mnuchin Secures Treasury Secretary Nomination

Trevor Lewis, Humor Writer
December 1
Filed under Humor

President Elect Donald Trump was reportedly considering Bernie Madoff or a bag of open cocaine on the oval office floor  for the position of Treasury Secretary before deciding Mr. Mnuchin was more qualified for the task at hand.  Though he has never held public office before, Mnuchin had an illustri...

Reexamine the Electoral College

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist
November 17
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Few would contest that the 2016 presidential election was a shake-up. This presidential race was disquieting not only in its volatility, but also in the manner in which it ended. Nearly every pollster predicted the outcome wrong. Rather than a radical opinion shift in the majority of the electorate,...

Storied history of well-meaning presidents continues

Trevor Lewis, Humor Writer
November 17
Filed under Humor

It’s official. On Jan. 20, 2017, a genuinely awful person will be sworn into the highest office in the land for the first time. I’m terrified and distraught. Luckily we have voices in the political community to rely on in times of tumult:   “I can’t think of a time our country has been more divid...

11/8: The Day the World Trumpfed

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
November 17
Filed under OPINION

Most of us spent the days following the catastrophe in a daze. You could see it in the eyes: professors, students and administrators gazing vacantly into space, as if they had all just witnessed a plane crash. Whole class periods were spent discussing how to go on—how to recognize the common humanity...

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