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The healing nature of digital minimalism

Illustration by Anika Vučićević.
September 17, 2020

With so much going on, we can easily feel as if we are trapped in a bottomless pit of apocalyptic news, and this sentiment rings especially true if we compulsively check our devices. Since many facets...

Biden team allegedly spends campaign funds at local yard sale

September 17, 2020

Flying high off his recent success at the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden and his campaign staff have been busy preparing for the upcoming election this November. However, this didn’t stop...

Marcus Whitman statue posted to listserv scribbled burgundy in MS paint

September 17, 2020

A year ago today, the Marcus Whitman statue woke up with hot sauce all over his face and Bible. He attempted to lick his big mess up, but he soon realized that his bronze frame would take millennia to...

Disney announces “Star Wars: Babies”

Illustration by Allyson Kim.
September 17, 2020

Following breakout "The Mandalorian" star and subsequent meme The Child, colloquially known as Baby Yoda, Disney has announced a new show: "Star Wars: Babies." The show will be a more kid-friendly look...

I read “Midnight Sun” so you don’t have to

Illustration by Hayden Cooper
September 17, 2020

Popular literature’s favorite clumsy teenager returns alongside her hell-bound boyfriend in Stephanie Meyer’s 672-page “Twilight” companion novel, “Midnight Sun.” 13 years after an early...

Psychology department expands scope of class offerings

September 17, 2020

The Psychology Department has added two new classes this fall: Introduction to Black Psychology and Health and Wellness. This was done to further diversify their curriculum. Both classes are taught by...

Democratic candidates should act like your cool government teacher

September 17, 2020

Election night 2016, I found myself confused and bewildered while my dog slept soundly beside me (oblivious to what was going on... Oh to be a dog!), hoping for the delegate numbers to magically change....

Controversial social media posts cause Whitman Athletics backlash

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September 17, 2020

Recent social media posts by the athletics department of Whitman College have produced negative feedback from alumni and current students despite the intention to demonstrate support of the Black Lives...

Senior art majors use Instagram page as an outlet for creativity

Photo contributed by @whitman_seniorarts
September 17, 2020

The Whitman Senior Arts Instagram page resumed posting in light of this unprecedented semester. The page was originally instituted a few years ago with the condition that students would be occasionally...

Whitman considering corporate management for college bookstore

Illustration by Lily Buller.
September 17, 2020

Whitman’s independent bookstore may be going corporate. President Kathy Murray’s cabinet has been considering transitioning to external corporate management since the beginning of this semester, according...

Viva la remote revolución: students and faculty wrestle with online learning

Illustration by Anika Vučićević.
September 17, 2020

The “business of education,” as Dean of Students Kazi Joshua explained last semester, “must continue,” apocalypse notwithstanding. As we held our collective breath waiting for school to resume,...

The underlying sexism of “electability” politics

September 17, 2020

The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary began with a gender diverse field of candidates only four years after the first female presidential candidate was nominated by the Democratic Party. I mean, it’s...

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