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Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Crossfire: American democracy

Kyle Mathy and Natalie Comerford November 17, 2022

"The winner of the midterms: gerrymandering" - Kyle Mathy Alabama’s seventh and Louisiana’s second are the only congressional districts Democrats won in the two states on brutally gerrymandered...

Whitman’s identity crisis

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor November 17, 2022

The New York Times Best Seller and subsequent non-profit Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) describes Whitman College as a place which, well, changes lives. The CTCL’s entry on Whitman College reads:...

Minimalism: Killer of connection

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist November 17, 2022

The aesthetics and values of mobile-device technology have impacted every aspect of the human mind, but it is the ideals of production and efficiency behind these designs that have altered us. Especially...

White silence on campus

White silence on campus

Kainat Ansari, Opinion Columnist November 10, 2022

Non-European conflicts and human rights violations in parts of the world where non-White people reside are hardly ever acknowledged on campus. Take, for example, the horrific killings of Palestinians,...

Baby, don’t hurt me

Bella Hunter, Opinion Columnist November 10, 2022

A common question about love today is not “how should I love?” but rather “how should I be loved?” Up until recently, the former was explored in all manners of literary and religious texts. Among...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Free bird

Kyle Mathy, Opinion Columnist November 10, 2022

The n-word was tweeted over 500 percent more than usual on the day Elon Musk bought Twitter. Musk spent $44 billion (which is 26,666 times what the average American makes in a lifetime) to purchase the...

Bitch!

Bitch!

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist November 3, 2022

Catherine Earnshaw, Sylvia Plath, Wednesday Addams and Courtney Love. Weird girls. Insane. Bitches. The list goes on for miles. Women have been branded hysterical for feeling rage since the word "bitch"...

Agree to agree

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist November 3, 2022

A hush quickly falls over the class as the professor asks a question — all of us look at each other in awkward horror, refusing to answer. This is a regular occurrence in many of the humanities classes...

Illustration by Megan Suka.

Populists are pounding the pound into the ground

Kyle Mathy, Opinion Columnist November 3, 2022

Lettuce, everyone’s favorite salad base (although I am partial to arugula) has a new claim to fame. As of Oct. 20, 2022, a head of lettuce outlasted Liz Truss’s stint as Prime Minister of the United...

BePanopticon

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor October 27, 2022

BeReal is a social media app whose stated mission is to allow users to “discover who your friends really are in their real life.” What ‘real life’ is remains to be seen. The way it works: once...

Dark Brandon and our crumbling democracy

Dark Brandon and our crumbling democracy

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist October 27, 2022

On Sept. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia, Biden delivered a speech perched between two Marines, warning about current threats to American democracy. The internet responded by turning him into a meme. And...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Crossfire: Girlboss; Slay, or Nay

Kyle Mathy and Chloe Hansen October 27, 2022

I'm Not A Girlboss; I'm Ontologically Evil - Kyle Mathy "Girlboss," typically associated with the likes of Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is normally about women...

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