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Films & Fruit, Sophomore Senator Style

Abby Seethoff

January 18, 2015

A swift sample of sophomore delegation culture--dedication and direction, film and fruit. Dana Casterella Favorite place that she's visited: Palm Springs, California (Anticipated) major: Politics Last movie seen upon asking (in October): Gone Girl What she hopes to accomplish in ASWC: There are many great initiatives that ASWC is worki...

Final fall senate summary

Abby Seethoff

January 18, 2015

The ASWC Senate convened for the last time in 2014 to approve a GlobeMed request, ratify a club and table a resolution. With the money allocated from the Travel & Student Development Fund, sophomore Haley Case will be able to attend the GROW institute training conference in Chicago to learn...

Senior Survey

Abby Seethoff

December 22, 2014

The members of the senior delegation ponder their roles on ASWC, their impending graduations, and their olfactory preferences. Tim Reed Major: Philosophy Favorite Smell: Lodgepole pines in the Sierra Nevada Dream spring break location: Skiing in Canada What he hopes to accomplish with ...

The Pangolin aka The Walking Artichoke

The Pangolin aka The Walking Artichoke

Jessica Parker

December 3, 2014

Pangolins (also called scaly anteaters) are strange creatures that are quietly being eaten to extinction. They are coved in scales are actually modified hairs. They also have large claws on their front legs, which they use for digging up ants' nests. They then use their ant-eater-like tongue to lick...

First-year Feature

Abby Seethoff

November 30, 2014

 Meet the lovely ladies of the 2014-2015 first-year senator delegation! Deepraj Pawar What drew her to Whitman: The amazing atmosphere when I visited. Everyone was so kind, supportive and motivated. I also loved how much opportunity there was and how active most students were on campus. The bes...

Funding debate dominates fourth senate meeting

Abby Seethoff

November 19, 2014

On November 16th, the ASWC Senate discussed senate procedures, further amended club bylaws, considered a hefty SLO fund request,  ratified two clubs, and passed a resolution by acclamation in memoriam of Parker Moore, a Linfield College student who died on Saturday night. Both the South Asian Students ...

Disappearing Sea Stars

Jessica Parker

November 18, 2014

Sea stars more commonly (and incorrectly) known as star fish, are dying off in vast numbers. Millions of individuals, from at least twenty different species along the west coast are "wasting" away. They are suffering from what is called a wasting disease or wasting syndrome. This disease is classified...

Food, Money & Amendments: Third Senate Summary

Abby Seethoff

November 12, 2014

On November 2nd, the ASWC Senate convened for the third time this semester to appoint two students to the Bon Appétit Advisory Committee, consider legislation and discuss the college's budget priorities. First-years Greg Steigerwald and Rebecca Chinn both expressed enthusiasm about joining the...

Robot Penguin Rover

Robot Penguin Rover

Jessica Parker

November 11, 2014

In the latest Zoological news, baby penguin robots are conducting research on unsuspecting king, and emperor penguins. King penguins look very similar to their larger cousins the emperor penguins. King penguins also don't live in the midst of Antarctica like the emperors, but live in the sub-antarctic...

How the spoken “/” is improving English

Ari Appel

November 10, 2014

English is constantly growing and changing. No matter what rules are established, they get broken; conventions of grammar change, new words are invented, and old ones take on new meanings. Take the word "deal," for example. It can be used in many different ways: Ten bucks is not a very good deal, but...

The Fanged-Deer Returns

The Fanged-Deer Returns

Jessica Parker

November 4, 2014

An endangered deer that hasn't been spotted since 1948 was recently sighted in northeastern Afghanistan by a team of researchers. The Kashmir musk deer is not only remarkable in its continued survival, but in its strange appearance. The males have tusks that resemble fangs. They use these during the ...

In the Mood for American

Ari Appel

November 2, 2014

What is American cuisine? Hamburgers, apple pie and barbecue are distinctly American. But many other foods that Americans eat, we do not call American. Pizza, for example, is Italian, despite being widely eaten in the US, and prepared differently than it is in Italy. When it comes to food in general,...

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