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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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A Meaningless and Boring Spectacle: NBA All-Stars

Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Columnist February 29, 2024

As a life-long sports fan and, recently, a really big NBA fan, I had been looking forward to the last two NBA All-Star Weekends. It sounds like the perfect fan viewing experience; all the best NBA players...

Illustration by Kai Bowen

CROSSFIRE: To Smoke or Not To Smoke?

Lily Yost and Sebastian Vera Cuevas February 29, 2024

From Richmond to Walla Walla, Cigarettes Unite Us All. Sebastian Vera Cuevas You’ve seen it – the long black letters resting proudly on a white and red background: Marlboro, the go-to American...

Letter to the Editor: Access Denied

Sueli B. Gwiazdowski, Senior February 23, 2024

Editor's note: This letter to the editor is a transcript of a Power and Privilege speech given on Feb. 22, 2024. Brackets have been added by the writer to emphasize the original tone and delivery.  Good...

Self-Centered and Careless: Whitman’s Ugly Truth

Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Columnist February 22, 2024

To quote Michael Jackson, “all I want to say is that they don’t really care about us.” Whitman College has shown students that their priority lies only with the image of the college. This trumps...

Who Does the Educating Here?

Aya Mahmoudi, Opinion Columnist February 22, 2024

For over half of this school year, Whitman College has committed a series of questionable political actions that have disenchanted our community and lifted the veil on our administration’s incompetence. If...

Letter from the Editor: On Invisible Activism

Kasey Moulton, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2024

The last months have been a moment for student activism. Approaching the events of the last year as a monolith does the decades of student activists who came before this moment a disservice. Students...

Oh, To Be A Girl

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor February 15, 2024

Every day I wake up in girl-as-an-adjective Hell.  If a girly eats only half a sandwich, it’s a girl sandwich. If she buys something with cash, it’s free – thanks to girl math.  If she...

Illustration by Mikayla Kelly

Life Is Plastic, It’s Fantastic

Lily Yost, Opinion Columnist February 15, 2024

In high school, a peer’s off-hand comment about junior Amelia Leach’s skinny upper lip planted a seed of insecurity. Ever since then, she’s been insecure about her lip size and decided that once...

Open Letter From Whitman SJP: ADL’s Defamation Problem

Alanna Sherman, Montana Azzolini, and Zakir Hussain February 15, 2024

This open letter intends to be an honest attempt to critique the narratives that Whitman College administrators try to incorporate into the current discourse on campus about the Palestinian liberation,...

Illustration by Mikayla Kelly

CROSSFIRE: 49ers VS Chiefs

Bex Heimbrock and Garrett Schreiber February 8, 2024

In McCaffery We Trust By: Garrett Schreiber Wow. What a terrible Super Bowl. The two obvious teams anybody would’ve picked to make it to the end made it. Neither of these two teams are very...

A Foodie’s Review of Brasserie Four

Alistair Gannholm, Opinion Columnist February 8, 2024

Walla Walla hosts quite a few options for going out to eat. While they may not cater to the largest variety of cuisines, the restaurants near the College are generally pretty solid, if not just a nice...

Latinx’s Hidden Colonial Roots

Sebastian Vera Cuevas, Opinion Columnist February 8, 2024

Latinx. This new term has taken the western world by storm, appearing in corporate HR slides, DEI initiatives and so on. As the issue has made its way to the international debate stage over the past decades,...

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