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No ‘Poo

No ‘Poo

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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First-year Jessie Brandt spent much of her gap year backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail: a simple, low-maintenance life. When Brandt came back to her Sebastopol, California, home for the winter to prepare for the next section of her hike, she started thinking about ways in which to simplify her ...

e-knowledge

e-knowledge

Sophia Strabo, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Books are inseparable from a liberal arts campus. It is hard to envision Whitman without them: students leafing through stacks in the library; a folded paperback copy of “The Grapes of Wrath” in a student’s back pocket; an eroded volume of Foucault on the Sig front yard; or a succession of Encounters...

D.I.Y. Porn

D.I.Y. Porn

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

"Playing off of people's kinks, people's insecurities, people's wants and needs, is a huge part of it. It is definitely a way to up your income."

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Whitman Sustainability

Whitman Sustainability

Thys Reynolds, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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The Admissions department proudly proclaims the 1:1 student-tree ratio at Whitman. But what really defines sustainable practice at Whitman? If sustainability is such an important sentiment in Whitman’s identity, what evidence can be drawn upon in support? One of the simplest lenses through which we ...

Train Hopping through Time

Train Hopping through Time

Alex Brockman, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

 “So the whole things started like a pretty drunk conversation," said Burch. Like ‘We should do this! Haha just kidding!’ and then like, Henry’s a really big train buff you know like how people always have their really specific interests, some will be into old cars or like you know 1930s art or whatever, Henry was really into trains.

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‘I’m Going to Go Chill in the Bathroom’

‘I’m Going to Go Chill in the Bathroom’

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

October 19, 2017


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Highlight number three occurs on the dancefloor, where we boogy and shimmy buckwild to the 1996 Mark Morrison's hit, “Return of the Mack.”

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BE MORE FUNNY!!!

BE MORE FUNNY!!!

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

“It’s just another way to express yourself and to play with people. So much is about what the two of you are doing in that moment. It’s just another opportunity to really be with someone in a present place and play with them, which I think it rare,” said Noah Yaconelli, a senior member of Varsity Nordic. “No matter what, you don’t have a choice to not be present and playful.”

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Night at the Station

Night at the Station

Damon Reynolds, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Rocky Eastman, the Fire District 4 Chief,  said “you don’t do it for the recognition. “Not a single guy in that firehouse cares if anyone hears about their rescues. We’re protectors; what matters is doing your job every day and doing it well.”

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‘Opinionated, Satiric Iconoclastic Creations of Questionable Taste’

Sophia Strabo, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017


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This Saturday I made my second visit to the museum. And I was shown the testicle for the second time (without any prompt), which by the way is just a pebble. 

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A Smooth Move

A Smooth Move

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

“It is my way of resisting some of the effects of this corporate efficiency based restaurants,” he said of the project. “It’s not about a profit gain. If I wanted to make a profit I would sell cheap fruit smoothies. It’s my way of giving.”

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‘I Hope I Make Friends’

‘I Hope I Make Friends’

Alex Brockman, Feature Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Take a walk through Anderson Hall on a Sunday night, 8:00 p.m. and a strange silence will surround you. Each dorm room remains empty, aching for its owners. Reaching the end of the hall, the silence is broken by the warm chatter of a meeting of friends soon to be a family. It is section meeting night...

Straight Cookin’ in the Back: A Peek into Bon Appétit Prep

Straight Cookin’ in the Back: A Peek into Bon Appétit Prep

Alissa Antilla, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Salad, sandwiches and tlayuda for this Thursday lunch at the Prentiss dining hall. Students flurried across the dining hall floor during the high noon chaos, scattered about the various lines. “Hey!” said Josh Hulett, the Bon Appetit Assistant Manager who was working the salad line, flashing...

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