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Mertens Hopeful for Change in Sports Culture

Mertens Hopeful for Change in Sports Culture

Bill Landefeld

February 13, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

*Letter from the editor: The author of this article has been friends with Conner Mertens and his family since he was 13 years old. Mertens and the author played soccer alongside and against each other since they first met each other. At Southridge High School in Kennewick, Wash., they played soccer toge...

Changing Attitude Toward Drugs

Bill Landefeld

January 30, 2014


Filed under OPINION

This weekend, the Seahawks and the Broncos are getting together a Super Bowl, pun intended. By this, I mean both Washington and Colorado are the first two states to legalize marijuana, an example of how the nation's attitude toward pot is changing. Not only have their football teams produced favorable...

NSA Activity Cannot be Ignored

Bill Landefeld

December 5, 2013


Filed under OPINION

Just when you thought you could escape the madness of class just before finals, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald leak another classified National Security Agency (NSA) document that shakes the world. While their revelations that were released over the summer told the world about the expansiveness...

Gym Culture on Campus

Bill Landefeld

November 21, 2013


Filed under OPINION

When you look at a banana, what do you think? Do you think, "Man, that banana looks really tasty. I think I am going to eat it"? Or do you think, "Man, that 100-calorie banana with 27 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of which are sugars, loaded with potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, will be a great...

Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Bill Landefeld

November 14, 2013


Filed under Columnists, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

Have you ever had a question that you didn't feel comfortable asking anybody? Well, I know that myself and many other Whitman students have. Luckily at Whitman, there is such a place that you can do this, and it is on a website called Whitman Encounters. However, this outlet to freely speak your mind might not be around for much longe...

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Bill Landefeld

October 31, 2013


Filed under OPINION

Do you ever think about what you would say if a BBC news anchor interviewed you? Would you take the opportunity to talk about why you never vote, the growing income gap around the world, your former drug addiction and how lovely your interviewer's beard looks? Or would you simply answer the questi...

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