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Politics and Pleasure

Christy Carley, News Editor

May 15, 2018


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Politics major Claire Floyd-Lapp begins her thesis with with a confession: “I am undeniably a foodie.” It’s a statement that, according to Floyd-Lapp, can carry a sense of shame. “A passion for food, and especially sweets, seems … frivolous and elitist. Superficial. Fun, but indu...

The International Student Experience

Emma Chung

May 15, 2018


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“Let’s go around and say our name, pronoun, and where we’re from,” said the resident assistant. “My name is Michelle, I use she/her/hers, and I’m from Seattle” “I’m Rachel, I use she/her/hers, and I’m from the Bay area.” “Hi my name is Emma Chung - she/her/hers - I was...

Graduation Circuit ’18: Letter from the Editors

Martina Pansze and Tywen Kelly

May 15, 2018


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We’ve seen a lot of sunsets this year. Two full walls in the newsroom are windows, so each production night we have watched from the top floor of Reid as the clouds have erupted and light is spat onto the rooftops of downtown Walla Walla and the Blue Mountains to the south. The blinds are reall...

Drinks for the Majors

May 15, 2018


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Hello Majors! It was a delight to put together this drink list.  I highly suggest trying each of these drinks (not all at the same time!)  Drink your way through the arts, the humanities, the sciences, and more! Each drink was carefully selected and crafted for as much accuracy as humanly possibl...

Memorabilia: An Exploration of Objects

Memorabilia: An Exploration of Objects

Callie Brown and Samarah Uribe Mendez

May 15, 2018


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We asked four students to bring us objects that they deem significant–things that they have accumulated over their time at Whitman and from their lives before. Taken out of the context of their rooms and their lives, we explore memory and identity through the chosen items. But what were the qualifier...

Letters Home

Christy Carley, News Editor

May 15, 2018


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The story of Megan Gleason’s senior thesis began in a French class called “Épistolaires” or epistolaries -- the study of literature in the form of a series of letters. Focused on the late eighteenth century epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuse by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, the class examined...

Whitman Athletes Post-College Careers

Whitman Athletes Post-College Careers

Emily Solomon

May 15, 2018


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Many of Whitman’s Class of 2018 athletes won’t be ending their athletic careers in a Whitman uniform. From plans of playing professionally to playing for a graduate school overseas, some of Whitman’s senior athletes aspire to keep their athletic careers running.            Senior ba...

Peggy’s Hot Takes

Peggy’s Hot Takes

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

May 15, 2018


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Spikeball isn’t real exercise and looks really stupid  Why do the palest guys ever take off their shirts on ankeny as soon as it’s like 59 degrees out  Low key STEM is super boring  Netflix just has a lot of mediocre stuff Half of the people who go here only bought birkenstocks ...

Artistic Enclaves

Christy Carley, News Editor

May 15, 2018


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The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship provides graduates one year out of college with the opportunity to explore a project of their choosing. Given a stipend of $30,000 for the year, students travel to various countries, exploring a thematic, but not necessarily academic, project. This year, two Whitman sen...

“Confronting Entropy”

Christy Carley, News Editor

May 15, 2018


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The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship provides graduates one year out of college with the opportunity to explore a project of their choosing. Given a stipend of $30,000 for the year, students travel to various countries, exploring a thematic, but not necessarily academic, project. This year, two Whitman sen...

On Writing Satire

Anthony Reale, Satire Editor

December 5, 2017


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G.K. Chesterton once said “A man is angry at a libel because it is false, but at a satire because it is true.” Chesterton, of course, wrote during the 19th century, a time when print culture had massive more amounts of readership and–through that–volatility than it might today.  Without getti...

Terms of Academia

Terms of Academia

Tywen Kelly, Publisher

December 5, 2017


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