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“Arts, Objects, Archives” explores intersections between art and race

Photo contributed by Ben Murphy.
October 1, 2020

From sculptures to sheet music, each presenter in the Art, Objects, Archives webinar on Sept. 21 showcased the abundant materials available at Whitman for instructors to teach this year’s academic theme...

Whitman examines Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s impact

Illustration by Allyson Kim.
October 1, 2020

Since her passing on Sept. 18, Whitman community members have mourned the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and re-examined her influence on American law, politics and the upcoming election....

Club cycling: A history of community and success

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.
October 1, 2020

Club cycling at Whitman has been characterized by its fusion of competition and relaxed environment. The club cycling team at Whitman was founded by a trio of students in 2001. After riding together...

Whitman sophomore’s organization redistributes test prep books

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.
October 1, 2020

For many, their ACT and SAT prep books lie around for years before being thrown out. The Washington Book Exchange is trying to change that. Washington Book Exchange collects and anonymously redistributes...

Op-Ed: Step up, STEM

October 1, 2020

If you’re a STEM student, or an aspiring STEM student, who was disappointed by your professors’ disengagement in #ScholarStrike, you’re not alone. When 65% of professors in your departments hold...

Disappointed Snapchatter finds Bitmoji hotter than person IRL

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.
October 1, 2020

A hopeful Tinder swiper’s ambitions may have been dashed this week when a promising match led to a confusing encounter with an exceptionally attractive Bitmoji.  After the thrill of matching and...

Decoding the Canvas discussion board

October 1, 2020

With in-person discussions banned, teachers across the country have turned in desperation to students’ worst nightmare: the Canvas discussion board. “Please post 5-6 sentences about the reading and...

My study abroad experience during a global pandemic

October 1, 2020

Getting the email in March that my IES Abroad program was suspended because of a virus was surreal. I knew other study abroad programs were being canceled around the world, but that would never happen...

Feeling without judgment

October 1, 2020

The point of this article is to try and convince you that your feelings are valid. There are lots of reasons to feel bad right now, and as much as you deserve to feel good, you also deserve to allow yourself...

Don’t zoom through your mental health

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.
October 1, 2020

Students are constantly facing mental health challenges, but now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must also attempt to continue their education online. Previously published in “Viva la remote...

Washington state colleges devise institution-specific COVID-19 plans

October 1, 2020

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee released a proclamation on June 24, mandating that each higher education institution create an institution-specific plan while meeting certain safety requirements....

Scientists have mixed feelings over discovery of single-use plastics on Venus

October 1, 2020

The search for extraterrestrial life was given new hope a few weeks ago by the discovery of phosphine in Venus’ upper atmosphere. This discovery was tarnished, however, when astronomers detected single-use...

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