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"The Penelopiad" pulls back the curtain on Odysseus and Penelope
Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter • December 9, 2021

This Thursday, Dec. 9, marks the opening night of the Whitman theatre department’s last show of the semester, “The Penelopiad.” The play, as well as the book of the...

Joy Castro speaks about fertility choices in an era of climate anxiety
Ahmed Elsayed, Campus Life Reporter • December 9, 2021

On Thursday, Dec. 2, Whitman welcomed writer Joy Castro to campus, albeit virtually. Castro is a Willa Cather professor of English and ethnic studies at the University of...

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Why wrap presents when you can wrap Spotify?
How to feel less lonely

How to feel less lonely

December 2, 2021

This town isn’t big enough for the two of us

This town isn’t big enough for the two of us

November 18, 2021

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Letter from the Editor: Addressing discriminatory language in "Emerging Omicron variant poses new risks"
Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief • December 17, 2021

The Omicron variant was first reported to the World Health Organization on Nov. 24, 2021 by South African scientists. The first known infection was from a specimen collected on Nov. 9, 2021. In response,...

Illustration by Madi Welch.
Really? Another Marcus Whitman Statue?
Alanna Sherman , Columnist • December 9, 2021

Many Whitman students and faculty have been fighting for years for the removal of the Marcus Whitman statue that stands on the outskirts of our campus. In past years, students and faculty have found a...

The Iran nuclear deal: Is it truly the only option?
Scout Hutchinson, Opinion Editor • December 9, 2021

Author's note: This article is by no means a comprehensive look at the Iran nuclear deal, which has returned to the conversation after the U.S. pulled out during Donald Trump's presidency. Instead, it...

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Whitman holiday celebration goes wrong
Sammy Fitts, Assigned to Butter Your Muffin. • December 9, 2021

Whitman’s annual holiday party was wrought with many problems, but none was more devastating than the Christian outrage caused by events which...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.
Whitman holiday celebration goes wrong
Lee Thomas, sexy even without a mustache • December 9, 2021

This week, the College released a statement banning all future White Elephant and Secret Santa events organized for students in response...

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