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Human connection in times of crisis

October 29, 2020

Being alive today means living through simultaneous crises. Some call life under our global health crisis “the new normal,” but there’s nothing new about it. Some officials want us to get back to...

Say no to Pillsbury dough

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.
October 29, 2020

It’s that time of year again: sweater weather, curling up around the fire with hot cocoa and eating “freshly” baked goods brought to you by Pillsbury — made in the illegally occupied West Bank...

Student musicians find continuous joy in their art

Photo contributed by Abby Herrick.
October 29, 2020

Although musicians have to deal with a variety of limitations, many students are still enjoying making music from home or the Whitman practice rooms. Liam Dubay, a senior majoring in both astrophysics...

Empowering voices with anti-racist pedagogy

Photo contributed by Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel.
October 29, 2020

In the latest event in Whitman’s academic theme, Race, Health and Violence, author and award-winning educator Felicia Rose Chavez asked faculty and staff a fundamental question: “Why do you workshop...

Whitman adopts official land acknowledgment statement

October 29, 2020

On Oct. 12, President Kathy Murray released Whitman College’s official acknowledgment to honor Native peoples. It recognizes that the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla peoples are the traditional stewards...

Student club proposes sexual health product vending machine

Illustration by Lily Buller.
October 29, 2020

Whitman might be getting a very unconventional vending machine. The vending machine project, proposed by Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA), would be placed in a gender neutral bathroom on campus...

Going viral: Students with a claim to internet fame

Photo contributed by Ava Wadleigh.
October 29, 2020

Social media: applications that have us scrolling for hours on end. We’re consistently looking for new ways to entertain ourselves, especially given the yearly circumstances. I spoke with several...

Trump’s ‘Fake News’ was just The Wire humor section all along

October 29, 2020

Another day, another Donald Trump attack against America’s 'Fake News.' Yet, a recent tweet of his has highlighted that his primary 'news' source isn’t actually news at all. In fact, it’s now been...

The ups and downs of club volleyball

October 29, 2020

Club volleyball has had a tumultuous history at Whitman but has endured as a space centered around competition and community. John-Henry Heckendorn, Whitman class of 2012, played volleyball competitively...

First year students respond to living and learning pods plan

Illustration by Allyson Kim.
October 29, 2020

Overview In an email sent Oct. 9, Whitman College President Kathy Murray introduced the college’s plan in the event that all students are unable to return next semester for in-person learning. “In...

Bernie’s bird consumes Pence’s fly, sparks controversy among dems

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.
October 29, 2020

The bird who famously landed on Bernie Sanders’ podium in 2016 has returned to eat the Pence fly who made an appearance during the Vice Presidential debate. While many Democrats praised the fly's actions...

The sexism surrounding Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS nomination

October 29, 2020

Although she is exemplified by the Republican Party as a preferable form of feminism, Amy Coney Barrett isn’t exactly a third wave feminist icon. Contemporary feminism recognizes that diverse choices...

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