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Let’s mean business


October 30, 2012

As my last blog post, I want to go back to business, to clarify a few things and to share some things I learned along the way. Shall we talk about education? As a human being, every day I live in the world, I receive education not only from school, but also from people I have met or have known, from...

Cultural Values


October 29, 2012

First of all, sorry for the long silence everyone! I´ve been globe-trotting, hosting my mother here in Spain, and taking my midterms, and things have been on the edge of crazy. Before I head off to Paris this weekend to meet up with some fellow Whitties, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some...

The Paradox of Studying Abroad in Morocco

Leah Siegel

October 24, 2012

A couple of days ago I got back from the Netherlands, but it seems like a lifetime ago. The culture shock I experienced first going to Europe, and then returning to Morocco, was overwhelming.  English was everywhere.  I was surrounded by a good deal of wealth.  Women weren't wearing headscarves.  Wo...

Dox, Dox, Dox


October 22, 2012

Dox, Dox, Dox   Had pretty rough last two weeks so I didn't update my posts until now. I am sorry but here we go :) I wanted to blog about my Dox section for a long time. Dox section, is located the third floor in Prentiss. This is where I spend my most time besides the library, and it i...

The fight continues

Shelly Le

October 19, 2012

I have a confession to make. Honestly, it's embarrassing and I'm ashamed to have felt this way: A little over two years ago, before I went to college, I would never have called myself a feminist. I imagined feminists to be crazy women protesting abstract wrongs in society that just didn't exist....


Leah Siegel

October 15, 2012

Here's the thing about Rabat: it's not a very beautiful city.  It's a decent enough place––there's a nice walk along the river, and it's fun to wander around the old medina––but the region itself is not very scenic.  Same with Casablanca and Marrakech. But Chefchaouen is something else....

My Week in 1036 Words

Nick Davies

October 7, 2012

This past week. Wow. But first, the response I got from last week's post, "A Single Drop" was extremely empowering, such to a level that is quite hard to describe. Hearing from my friends that they were going through the exact same thing (except perhaps the weird dog moment) in their study abroad programs...

Life in Prentiss


October 6, 2012

First of all, I have to make a confession. I did not choose to live in Prentiss. When I was picking dorms, I named Jewett first (because I am energetic and love to party), Lyman second ( I am kind of laid-back and chill), and, after that, I put Prentiss as my last choice. When I found out I was placed...

Thoughts on the Past Month

Leah Siegel

October 6, 2012

As of starting writing this post, it is 10:39 p.m. on October 2, which means that it is 3:39 over in Walla Walla.  We just had our daylight savings time end, so we've already fallen back an hour. I think about Whitman constantly, and what life must be like back there.  But then I remind myself that...

Tour de Spain, Part I

Tour de Spain, Part I


October 5, 2012

I am about to head out for a weeklong trip to London for CIEE's fall break, so in the spirit of travel I thought I would share a little bit about the places I've been so far. After four days of class a week, I have been traveling every weekend to different parts of Spain! It's an incredibly diverse country...

It starts from here”¦ (Part 2)


October 1, 2012

Welcome back! To continue my previous post: Highlight three: I will never forget the first themed brunch I had at Whitman. It was the first Sunday after I moved in to campus. My section girls had a brunch with the all-guys section from Jewett (that is where the gentleman who is afraid of snakes is...

For the love of India

Shelly Le

September 30, 2012

Even though I've attended Whitman for a little over two years now, I still seriously question the practicality of a liberal arts education within today's world. I often have moments of terror as to where my politics/sociology degree will take me after I'm beyond the walls of "Whitman's bubble". Despite...

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