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Regarding the language of “Free Speech” as distinguished from Hate Speech

Kazi Joshua, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

December 5, 2017

“…is there no room any more for a child or young person to be a little obnoxious…or provocative, or yes, offensive” (Erika Christakis, in an email to Yale students in October 2015 responding to a call to exercise sensitivity in Halloween costume choices.) “We are not asked asking to ...

Stories in Ink

Stories in Ink

Afton Weaver

December 5, 2017

Polynesian Design Tattoo:    “The big tattoo is a piece by Keahi ‘Ahi’ Ikeda who works out of The House of Ink on Oahu. He’s actually the older brother of a close friend of mine, and I’d known since I was 12 that I wanted my first tattoo done by him (we all knew Ahi would become a tattoo artist). I ga...

From the Editors: cir·cuit

From the Editors: cir·cuit

Martina Pansze and Tywen Kelly

December 5, 2017

origin: late Middle English: via Old French from Latin circuitus, from circuire, variant of circumire ‘go around,’ from circum ‘around’ + ire ‘go.’ noun plural noun: circuits; noun: cir.; noun: circ. A semesterly magazine created by The Whitman Wire’s editorial board and staff A rough...

Expressions through Movement – Photo Essay

Expressions through Movement – Photo Essay

Natalie Mutter, Photography Editor

December 5, 2017

The practice of dance presents itself in a multitude of forms of expression. Delving into the root of this expression requires an exploration of movement initiation and generation. The dance practice of “authentic movement” invites the mover into a generative space through an intense awareness ...

Dangers of Automation

India Flinchum, Columnist

December 5, 2017

The workplace is becoming increasingly automated and it would be an understatement to say that I am scared. Each time a new article crops up in my Newsfeed about a robot with artificial intelligence, I shiver. My anxiety peaked when I read that Saudi Arabia became the first country to grant citizenship to a ...

Penmanship Lost

Penmanship Lost

Thys Reynolds, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2017

Doctor’s handwriting is famously difficult to understand. Deepraj Pawar (‘19) is in the middle of interviewing for medical school, and she says that,  “I’ve had some internships/volunteer positions where the hardest part is reading their writing, which is tough when you’re entering a patient’s...

Around the World Playlist

Mayra Castañeda, Managing Editor

December 5, 2017

  O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei For all of you who have ended up on the weird side of YouTube this Romanian song has most definitely come up at some point. Dragostea Din Tei, commonly known as “Numa Numa,” took 2004 by storm with its catchy chorus.   Drunken Tiger - ? ? ?? (...

Horoscope (As Coffee Drinks)

Callie Brown and Anthony Reale

December 5, 2017

Aries (London Fog with a shot of whiskey): Let’s admit it, you’re a bit mysterious–unexpected even. You like the fact that people don’t quite know how to peg you down. You’re the wild card, but you always know how to keep things interesting. Taurus (Strong Black Coffee): If we’ve sai...

Hard of Hearing, but Not of Listening

Hard of Hearing, but Not of Listening

Alex Brockman, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

When Lola Albarral Bravo and her deaf brother go to the disco, she can hear the music to some extent and her brother cannot. He is still the best dancer, though. He feels the vibrations in the floor, and from these, he senses the feeling of the song. Instead of inhibiting him from enjoying the experienc...

Horoscopes

Alex Pitts, Columnist

May 12, 2017

Aries: As an Aries, you have driven headlong into the first part of this year. Your position as the first sign of the Zodiac has inflated your already healthy ego, and it might be time for a reality check. While you may push away many of the weaker signs, your compatibility with those in your life under t...

In Remembrance

Anthony Reale, Satire Editor

May 12, 2017

Life can be marked by the most disheartening of events, especially when we are still young. There is no way to be prepared for a loss so traumatic as the disappearance of a friend and peer. In the last few years, we as a community have been so unlucky as to have lost two wonderful souls, who filled th...

Earning the W: Whitman Athletics’ Path to Success

Ridley Eastland-Fruit and Mitchell Smith

May 12, 2017

Is there something in the Walla Walla water? Regardless of whether they’re on the court or field, Whitman varsity sports have experienced a tremendous upswing in success over the last few years. The success is visible too. This year’s men’s basketball team finished two wins away from an undefeated ...

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