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“Syri-us” Stuff

Wil Kotnik, Blogger

April 11, 2017

Many have had to crawl through the week anxiously awaiting some concrete answers in regards to the open Supreme Court position. It’s a place that needs to be filled, and the Trump administration successfully advocated for Judge Neil Gorsuch to assume the seat of honor. But back up...the position open...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 9

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor

April 5, 2017

Happy Bell Bottoms Day! (But nobody is wearing bell bottoms.) Here's what's happening in the Newsroom: Publisher Marra is having the time of her life in San Francisco, CA. Editor-in-Chief Mitchell has been deemed a toddler. Production Manager Kerr is really into Soylent. Soy delicio...

Locking Horns with the Past

Wil Kotnik, Blogger

April 4, 2017

This has been a busy few weeks, and Trump has been attempting to assert his competence in the oval office by making true the commitments he made during his campaign. As promised, he immediately went about trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. The ACA has, sinc...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 8

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor

March 29, 2017

We're back from spring break! Some highlights from the night: Production Manager Kerr is thinking about summer internships. Visit his online portfolio here! We're planning a party. The current theme is "Kerr's 5th Birthday Party!" Editor-in-Chief Mitchell uses the word "...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 7

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor

March 8, 2017

Happy International Women's Day! Here are the highlights from this evening: Editor-in-Chief Mitchell is telling us about his Mariners adventure. Safeco Field seats 47,943 people "Wow, that's gotta be like...at least 12!" "Tasty" cooking videos are a big hit with the editors ...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 5

Marra Clay, Publisher

February 22, 2017

Publisher Marra Clay taking over tonight's Live Blog! Hold on to your horses, it's going to be a doozy. 4:22 - Opinion Editor Peggy Li has brought the most amazing (read: questionable) production snack yet: a literal bag of bread. Slices of bread. Some toasted. Some with garlic. Reviews to come. 4:53...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 4

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor

February 15, 2017

Welcome. Here are some hot topics from production night:  Vegans News Editor Chris has to be vegan for 2 weeks. He is having a difficult time. "When I became a vegan, my family thought it was some weird religious choice like Catholicism." -Production Manager Kerr iPhone 8-Ball Opinion Editor Pegg...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 3

February 8, 2017

Here's what's going on: We've decided to kick off every Production Night with Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls." "I'm not going to Minnesota." -Humor Editor Anthony Editors are contemplating whether or not to go see the Lego Batman movie this weekend. Fun Fact: As a child, Chief Copy Edito...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 2

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor

February 1, 2017

Welcome back! Some exciting events from the evening: We have a new PA! Welcome to the team, Mayra. Humor Editor Anthony brought snacks. They were well received. We still miss Martina. Editors have just been informed that Club Penguin will be shutting down. We are devastated. "Were any of y'...

From The Editors’ Desk

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay

January 26, 2017

Members of the Whitman Community, There are certain moments in the course of a publication’s history that feel especially significant. For The Whitman Wire, January 2017 is one such moment. Throughout the past calendar year, we underwent the hiring of an entirely new editorial board, we updated...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 1

Mickey Shin, Managing Editor

January 25, 2017

First issue of 2017! Here's a small compilation of highlights: Opinion Editor Peggy is displaying signs of excessive aggression. "I am the Grinch." -Peggy Li 2017 We miss Martina. We're trying to rename the Humor page. Some options: "The Missionary" "The Pioneer" "Mitchell...

Live Blog: Issue 13

December 7, 2016

Wow! The very last production night. I'm so proud of everything we've done as a team this semester, and I'm excited to read about campus happenings online from Spain in the next few months! As a special treat, here is the (slightly edited) list of my favorite quotes from production nights past!! "T...

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