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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Alumni Advice: Navigating Whitman and Life Beyond

Alumni Advice: Navigating Whitman and Life Beyond

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor February 29, 2024

As my graduation looms closer, my parents make plans to celebrate the conclusion of my college career and acquaintances ask me what’s next, panic grows. I thought that I would have narrowed down my options...

Illustration by Edyn Parsell

Bibliophiles Unite: Examining the Uses of BookTok

Ansley Peard, Feature Writer February 22, 2024

Type the word ‘BookTok’ into your internet browser. Go on. I dare you. If you were like me, you probably weren't expecting much. Worst case scenario: You stumble into some obscure dark corner...

Graphic by Payton Davies

Forging Connection with Family Recipes

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor February 15, 2024

When we find ourselves feeling homesick, heartbroken or lost, many of us turn to comforting meals. Food can ease the heart and mind just as much as it can fill our bellies, and it’s an important part...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Activism from All Angles

Ansley Peard, Feature Writer February 8, 2024

The sound of a bull horn and chanting students split the thick morning mist that usually cloaks Ankeny in early November. It was the morning of Nov. 9, 2023, and the Whitman Student Action Committee...

Inside Identity: Sports, Self and Change

Inside Identity: Sports, Self and Change

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor February 1, 2024

Despite being a common identity, the idea of what makes a person an athlete is nebulous. One could argue it has to do with competition, others could say the goals and others might claim it’s the team...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Whitman’s Academic Freedom (and Why it Matters)

Esme Fife-Adams, Feature Writer December 7, 2023

We’re all deeply immersed in Whitman. Our majors can shape our core friend groups, we develop favorite study spots, whether it be in the Science Building amidst the greenery or an individual desk...

Illustration by Payton Davies

Looking past the glam: the meaning of jewelry

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor November 16, 2023

Many of us choose to wear jewelry, whether it be a handful of bracelets that we never take off, a necklace that we wear on special occasions or a rotating array of rings that march through the weeks...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Your Business Here is to Meme: Whittie Instagram Culture

Amelia Leach, Feature Writer November 9, 2023

Type ‘whit’ into your Instagram search bar and you're bound to find dozens of non-Whitman College affiliated accounts. Some of these pages, including @whityak_, @whittiebluesclues and @whitman.memes.for.class23teens...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin

Place Names: Symbols of the Past and Present

Esme Fife-Adams and Keathley Pinney Brown November 2, 2023

Whitman College is named after a colonialist legend. Marcus Whitman – missionary, doctor, ‘pioneer’ – is best known not for his accomplishments in life, but for the circumstances of his death....

Illustration by Payton Davies

The Gifts of Gardening

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor October 26, 2023

In an age of industrialized and globalized agriculture, many of us have grown up disconnected from the production of our food, despite its critical importance in our day-to-day lives. We buy strawberries...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Tinder: Sparking the Unexpected

Amelia Leach, Feature Writer October 19, 2023

Tinder entered the dating app scene in 2012 as a haven for young people seeking "short term fun" or casual hookups. However, over the course of a decade, people’s views on the app have expanded,...

Illustration by Payton Davies

Tall Children

Esme Fife-Adams, Feature Writer October 5, 2023

In her song "First Love/Late Spring," singer-songwriter Mitski declares, “I was so young when I behaved 25, but now I find I’ve grown into a tall child.” To many young adults who grew up with...

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