Vol. CLIII, Issue 10
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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Letter To The Editor: Antisemitism at Whitman

Steven Amir Hemmat, Class of 1984 December 7, 2023

I am a Whitman alumnus. I have always admired Whitman for its liberal arts curriculum that purportedly taught students how to think.  I am greatly outraged at what I have read about what is occurring...

Illustration by Gus Colwell

Joe Burrow Got Lucky, Other Players Suffer

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor December 7, 2023

Halfway through the second quarter of what was billed as a fierce game between the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals, two teams who are as scrappy and hungry as the cities they represent,...

Illustration by Kai Bowen

The Bigger The Car, The Smaller The Survival

Lily Yost, Opinion Columnist December 7, 2023

Take a walk through your neighborhood, and you’re likely to be surrounded by a sea of SUVs and pickup trucks. The ubiquity of these vehicles is not just a coincidence, but a result of loopholes in...

The History of Black Solidarity with Palestine

Samira Hassan, Opinion Columnist November 16, 2023

After news broke that Israel declared war against Palestine, it wasn’t long until Black Solidarity chapters started to post their solidarity with Palestine and support the Free Palestine Movement. The...

Trauma Bonding in Sports

Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Columnist November 16, 2023

On Sunday, Nov. 5, the Buffalo Bills played against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor, the Bengals’ home stadium. In this game, the Bengals fought to a 24-18 victory over the Bills. This was the first...

From the Archives: Answers to a Plea: Boycott Best Not Bought

Mark Tabbutt and Randy Edison November 16, 2023

This letter from the Editors initially appeared in the Feb. 6, 1986 edition of The Whitman Pioneer. The opinion was co-written by The Pioneer's editors, and appears as it was initially ran; the only edits...

Illustration by M Hu

Whitman’s Himbo Epidemic

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor November 9, 2023

Whitman College is facing a Himbo epidemic. They’re here; lurking in the corners of classrooms, eating alongside the rest of us at Cleve and attempting to string together a conversation at parties...

Underappreciated, Overworked: Life with Bon Appétit

Lily Yost, Opinion Columnist November 9, 2023

August marked the beginning of my third year working at Whitman’s Cleveland Commons café. Overall, I really enjoy my job. I cherish the bonds I've formed with coworkers and the skills I've honed as...

Rocky: Beyond the Lingerie and Sex Toys

Faith Crossan, Opinion Columnist November 9, 2023

As the cold October chill set in, and the campus tours came to an end, Whitman College was sparked with the resurgence of life: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." The less clothing, the better – people...

The Lie of Terrorism

Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Columnist November 2, 2023

As I sat in Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 25th, the students surrounding me called for President Sarah Bolton to recognize the Palestinian genocide occurring in Gaza. In response, President Bolton said,...

Liberal Arts’ Ego Problem

Faith Crossan, Opinion Columnist November 2, 2023

The Venn diagram between Whitman students and inflated egos is a circle. We’re all guilty of having some sort of “better than most” mentality – whether you choose to admit it or not. Even Marriage...

Letter to the Editor: A Teachable Moment

Julie Charlip, Professor of History, Emerita November 2, 2023

This is what professors like to call a teachable moment. As one of the few Jewish faculty (albeit emerita) associated with Whitman, I feel compelled to weigh in on the report that Jewish students are...

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