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Pro: Humans are naturally flirtatious

Sophie Johnson

April 26, 2007

In 2006, the very hot Scarlett Johansson told reporters, "I don't think human beings are monogamous creatures by nature." That's right: Scarlett Johansson believes in casual sex. According to Wikipedia.org, "Casual sex refers to sexual activity outside the context of a romantic relationship, consisting...

First-years vocal about establishing Whitman ‘queer community’

Emily Beloof

March 1, 2007

The move to create a GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning) group on Whitman campus was pushed in the late 1980s. When Robert Tobin, professor of German Studies, arrived on campus for the 1989/90 school year, there was not yet a formal organization. Tobin and Whitman counselor Sharon...

“I cannot speak for all non-heteronormative people”

March 1, 2007

by Kyle Martz GUEST WRITER Being what one could label a 'high-profile,' openly gay man at Whitman College has been a lesson in the complexities of diversity, tolerance and the differences between ideology and lived practice. I have found Whitman to be one of the easiest places to be queer-identifie...

Coalition Against Homophobia draws inspiring leaders

Sarah Anderson

March 1, 2007

Two organizations on campus, Coalition Against Homophobia and GLBTQ, may initially seem similar. They both function to support Whitman's queer community, yet their methods of support are extremely different. Coalition Against Homophobia, commonly referred to as Coalition, is the public face of support...

In small town like Walla Walla, creating inclusive spaces is step number one for GLBTQ community

March 1, 2007

by Andrea Miller STAFF WRITER Considering the subcultures of Walla Walla: the onion growers, the wine makers, the inmates, the kids lurking outside Coffee Perk: the GLTBQ community is isolated and forced underground by the town's dominating social values. Brenda Gordon, a member of the local PFLA...

GLBTQ community held back by conservative lifestyles

March 1, 2007

by Janna Stone STAFF WRITER A Web site with a liquid rainbow background and the occasional, somewhat hushed, reference: this is all most Whitman's students see of the campus club known as GLBTQ, an acronym for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgenders and Questioning. The club, started in the...

Whitman’s drug subculture takes a philosophical turn

February 22, 2007

by Leah Bloomberg & Grant Margeson STAFF WRITER & GUEST WRITER N.B. This article is meant to provide a glimpse into the drug use on campus, not to either condone or condemn it. The views expressed by those interviewed in no way reflect the views and opinions of the Whitman College Pio...

A nation all its own

February 1, 2007

by Andrea Miller STAFF WRITER While some students navigate through the discos of European metropolises or come face-to-face with the hardships of no running water in Africa, others turn to the challenges of an American city for their study abroad program. Programs in Chicago, Philadelphia a...

Semester in the West gives college life the runaround

February 1, 2007

by Hailey Rogge STAFF WRITER The romantic stereotypes of the American West have all been dashed away, and a very intricate human and ecological landscape redrawn: at least for the 21 Whitman students who spent last fall rediscovering their country on an environmental studies odyssey. The membe...

Inside out: Students reflect on experiences

February 1, 2007

by Jamie Soukup STAFF WRITER Aubrey Gallegos: Botswana Probably one of the coolest places I visited in Botswana was Chobe National Park, where we literally camped among the animals. At night none of us were allowed to leave our tents without yelling for a guide because, as our guides told us, w...

The world beyond Whitman College opens eyes

February 1, 2007

by Janna Stone STAFF WRITER Susan Holme Brick, director of Whitman's Study Abroad program, works in a small, non-descript office on the second floor of Memorial Building. Her office, no more extraordinary than any other of the offices in Memorial, does little to suggest the fact that, to many ...

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