Whitman Wire

Senate Round Up Jan. 26

Abby Seethoff

January 28, 2014

At its first senate meeting of the spring 2014 semester, ASWC recognized Japanese Cooking Club (JCC), approved several finance requests, and discussed amending the bylaws concerning the Whitman student referendum process. ASWC tabled the JCC's original request for recognition at the last senate meeti...

Woman for President

Hillary Smith

January 28, 2014

Turn on the news or peruse online and there is a very good chance you'll see something about Hillary Clinton's possible-and inevitable, to some-bid for the presidency in 2016. In 2008, Clinton-a U.S. senator at the time-ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, but because...

Senate Round Up Number 5

Abby Seethoff

December 10, 2013

At the final ASWC senate meeting of the Fall 2013 semester, Japanese Cooking Club's request for ASWC recognition was tabled due to concerns regarding the club's constitutional requirement for membership fees.  ASWC also recognized Archery Club and passed a finance request from Challah for Hunger. ...

Senator Snapshot: Seniors

Abby Seethoff

December 7, 2013

Seniors, meet your senators!   Jane Carmody Major: Politics Something unique about her hometown: My hometown Albuquerque, NM hosts the world's largest hot air balloon festival during the month of October. Favorite fruits: Strawberries and blueberries! Goal in ASWC this year: I am mostly work...

Senate Round Up Number 4

Abby Seethoff

November 18, 2013

At the fourth ASWC senate meeting, the ASWC Communications Committee introduced itself, three students were appointed to the Sustainability Advisory Committee, and a resolution about race issues on campus was passed after extensive detailed debate. The Finance Committee allocated $400 to pay for part...

ASWC and WEB Wednesdays

ASWC and WEB Wednesdays

Abby Seethoff

November 13, 2013

A brief Q and A with sophomore senator Allison Kelly about one of her initiatives for this year, ASWC and WEB Wednesdays. 1) What exactly is an ASWC/WEB Wednesday? Allison: ASWC and WEB Wednesdays allow students to connect and respond to ASWC and WEB. Students and other members of the Whitman...

Senate Round Up Number 3

Abby Seethoff

November 5, 2013

On November 3, 2013, the three hours of the third ASWC Senate meeting were packed with the passage of two amendments and the approval of a finance request as well as much impassioned discussion. ASWC officially purchased a new theme for its website and looks to implement it soon.  The first ASWC...

Senate Round Up Number 2

Abby Seethoff

October 29, 2013

At the second ASWC senate meeting, ASWC discussed how to improve senator outreach, ratified Whitman Action Games, amended a bylaw, and appointed Emily Jones and Dalton Cooper  to the Bon App Food Committee. ASWC ratified Whitman Action Games (WAG), this year's reconfiguration of the now-defunct Campus...

Senate Round Up Number 1

Abby Seethoff

October 24, 2013

On Oct. 6, 2013, ASWC held a successful first Senate meeting. ASWC ratified two clubs, Campus Progressives and All Students for Consent. Campus Progressives is a political club whose mission is to "educate, advocate and mobilize" through workshops, volunteering, debates, video screenings, and more. ...

Reflections on 2013 Urban Education Service Trip

Sayda Morales

March 30, 2013

On Saturday, March 16I hopped on the Bolt bus headed to Portland for the Urban Education Spring Break Service Trip. Sitting on the bus, looking out of the window, I could not have predicted the impact that my experiences from the trip would have on my perceptions of education reform, and more importan...

From Experiencing ACE’s to Acing Tests

Sayda Morales

February 27, 2013

It is no wonder that Lincoln Alternative High School's mascot is the phoenix. At Lincoln, the students and staff prove that from a sad and despairing place, someone stronger and brighter can rise. On Tuesday, Feb. 26 I attended a panel in which Principal Jim Sporleder, faculty, and a student from Linc...

Footnote: Choosing Lube

Footnote: Choosing Lube

Spencer Wharton

January 30, 2013

When I interviewed Cynthia Fine, Community Health Educator at Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, a few months ago about painful sex, we had a great, in-depth conversation about not only pain during intercourse, but sexually transmitted infections; the importance of creating a positive, supportive atmosphere if you're having sex; good com...

Whitman news since 1896
Opinion Writers’ Blogs