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Breaking: Whitman student Jonathan Weinberg wins seat on Concord School Board

Allison Cohen, Chief Copy Editor November 3, 2020

Junior Jonathan Weinberg has won a seat on the Concord School Board in his home city of Concord, New Hampshire. According to the Concord Monitor, Weinberg won the District B race, representing wards...

Whitman prepares for Election Day

Alasdair Padman, Editor-in-chief November 2, 2020

At 11:23 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, students received an email from President Kathy Murray titled "The Presidential Election." The email encouraged students to vote in the election, and included information...

Whitman College announces plans for in-person spring semester

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor October 30, 2020

In an email to the Whitman community on Friday, Oct. 30, President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman College plans to bring all students back to campus this spring. Classes will be a combination of in-person,...

Upcoming event: “Strategies for Responding to Election-Related Stress”

Sean Gannon, News Editor October 30, 2020

Stressed about next week’s election? Join ASWC, Whitman Votes and the Counseling Center staff for their event “Finding Space Amidst the Race: Strategies for Responding to Election-Related Stress”...

Whitman adopts official land acknowledgment statement

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter 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...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Student club proposes sexual health product vending machine

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter 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...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

First year students respond to living and learning pods plan

Abby Main, Staff Reporter 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...

Whitman’s spring break cut in half

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter October 29, 2020

Whitman’s unique two week spring break is being shortened to one week. The college decided to shorten the break to limit student and faculty travel due to COVID-19 concerns. The full 2020-2021 school...

With calls for anti-racist restructuring, Whitman’s theatre department looks inward

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter October 29, 2020

Over the summer, in response to safety and racial equity concerns raised by members of Whitman’s theater community, the college’s theater department canceled its fall season of virtual productions....

Whitman ranks last in sustainability report compared to nine peers

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

Whitman College ranked last when compared to nine peer institutions in the Summer 2020 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System’s (STARS) Comparative Report. The report was developed by...

Washington’s controversial Referendum 90, explained

Sean Gannon, News Editor October 22, 2020

Washington voters will soon decide whether a comprehensive sexual health education mandate will be enacted into law. Senate Bill 5395 — passed by the Legislature along party lines in March — requires...

Photo contributed by Whitman IPECC.

A reckoning and a celebration: IPECC and PIC host Indigenous Peoples’ Day town hall

Abby Main, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 12, leaders of Whitman’s Indigenous People's Education and Culture Club (IPECC) and Pacific Islander's Club (PIC) hosted a town hall that discussed...

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