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Drinks for the Majors

May 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Tywen Kelly

Tywen Kelly, Publisher

December 5, 2017

 

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

Photo by Afton Weaver

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

Photo by Tywen Kelly and Martina Panze

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...

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