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Vol. CLIV, Issue 3
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Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Georgie Lyon, News Editor October 5, 2016

Live screenings of presidential debates have allowed more opportunities for Whitman students to contemplate how political rhetoric is an important component of American democracy. This year, the Politics...

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Andy Monserud, News Writer September 15, 2016

Whitman’s Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) held a rally at the steps of Penrose Library Tuesday evening in solidarity with protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing...

Students prepare for presidential primaries

February 18, 2016
While the most vocal Whitman students feel the Bern when it comes to their president of choice, Whitman students are backing many different candidates this presidential season.
Photo by Karissa Hampson

Divestment Silently Protests Trustee Meeting

Marra Clay, Publisher November 5, 2015

On Thursday November 5th, members of Divest Whitman placed signs in front of Memorial Building that individually address each trustee on Whitman College's Governing Board. The trustees are currently on...

Photo contributed by Kelly O / The Stranger.

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Allie Donahue May 7, 2015
Shell's Arctic fleet is moving north to the Port of Seattle, and a coalition of environmental groups, including a group of students from Whitman, is planning to protest in a flotilla of kayaks on May 16.

Oversight Committee Investigates Negative Campaigning in Junior-Class Senate Election

Aleida Fernandez April 17, 2015
Earlier this week, the ASWC Oversight Committee investigated a complaint regarding negative campaigning within the junior-class Senate election for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Civil Rights Leader Diane Nash Visits Campus

Josephine Adamski February 6, 2014
Renowned Civil Rights Movement activist Diane Nash visited campus last week, holding a training in nonviolent activism for students and giving a lecture in Cordiner Hall.
Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown

Dylan Tull October 10, 2013
Entering into the tenth day of the government shutdown, the impact is felt throughout the Whitman community. Seniors' thesis research has come to a halt, the Outdoor Program has encountered numerous problems with closed federal land, and a variety of financial issues affect students.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: A Reflection on Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula November 13, 2012
Tuesday night, esteemed journalist Eli Sanders came to Whitman and offered his insights on results of the 2012 election.

The Pio’s Election Night Liveblog

Blair Hanley Frank November 6, 2012
Starting at 6:30 PST, we'll be providing live election coverage! Check back for live updates from around the country, along with commentary from members of the Pio staff and visits from some special guests.

American Politics Panel Provides Interesting, Drama-Free Discussion

Quin Nelson October 31, 2012

"The Future of American Politics: Civility vs. Gridlock," put on by the Diversity Coalition of Walla Walla, provided the community with a passionate panel on politics in Reid Campus Center Monday night,...

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