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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Edyn Parsell

Should I Hollaback, Girl?

Ansley Peard, Feature Writer April 25, 2024

“Hey baby girl, let me see that ass.” I started, nearly letting the stack of books I had been carrying slip from my grasp. A man leaned against a wall on the sidewalk in front of me, lazily...

Illustration by Kai Bowen

Bursting the Bubble with Community Engagement

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor April 18, 2024

Whitman can feel like its own separate reality, tucked away amidst winding streams, academic buildings and manicured lawns. It can be easy to remain cloistered in this reality, treading familiar paths...

From the Archives: 26 Years of the Whitman Undergraduate Conference

April 11, 2024

Tuesday, April 10 marked the 26th annual Undergraduate Conference, a day intended to celebrate the academic work completed by Whitman students. Dozens of students presented their work over two panel sessions...

Illustration by Edyn Parsell

Education and Connection as a Non-Traditional Student

Natalie Comerford, Managing Editor April 4, 2024

College can be an incredibly exciting time in one’s life. While learning takes many forms, and academia is by no means exhaustive, there is something special about the collaborative learning environment...

Illustration by Uma Bratt

Growing up with Taylor: Unapologetic Femininity and Authentic Selves

Ansley Peard, Feature Writer March 7, 2024

Taylor Swift is done being the nice girl. In her 2020 documentary, "Miss Americana", Swift revisits the early stages of her career.  “Throughout my whole career,” Swift said, “label executives...

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...

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