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Loss and mourning: Grieving as a college student

Marian Sandoval Lemus , Campus Life Reporter May 12, 2022

When we talk about grief, we often think of the well-known five stages of the experience: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance; and we often think of them as stages that follow a specific...

A Reflection on the lost years: Jumping from first-year to upperclassman

Jaime Fields , Campus Life Editor May 12, 2022

When we went home in March of my first year at Whitman, we were convinced that we would be back by the fall, that we were only losing a few months. Then fall came and we were online, spring came and we...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

I’m asexual and no that does not mean I am a plant

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor May 12, 2022

I am invisible. Not in the physical sense of course, I am but a human after all. It is more the feeling of walking around campus knowing that everyone I make eye contact with is not actually seeing...

The Master’s Tools: Overcoming the awkward in-between of theory and practice

Lee Thomas , Humor Writer May 12, 2022

As I near my senior year and the unnerving inevitability of graduating from college, I reflect on what I've been learning, thinking and doing in preparation for my life post-Whitman. As the college’s...

The unspoken violence in shelters

Alanna Sherman , Columnist May 5, 2022

As of 2022, over half a million people in the United States are unhoused, with 18 per every 10,000 experiencing houselessness every day—even though there are more than 16 million vacant homes. In the...

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A coffee a day keeps the doctor away

Parsa Keshavarz Alamdari, Columnist May 5, 2022

Coffee is the best beverage in the world—at least I prefer to think so. Its taste and aroma are enough to calm me down or give me the motivation to finish my day. Even though some people call my...

OP-ED: Bringing consent into the classroom: The future of sexual violence prevention at Whitman

Hannah Rudman , Senior May 5, 2022

All interviews in this piece are from anonymous Whitman students. Content Warning: This piece discusses sexual assault. Sexual violence and its prevention are a frequent topic of discussion among...

Small talk kind of sucks sometimes and here’s why

Isabella Hunter, Columnist May 5, 2022

Perhaps one of the most irksome facets of everyday life as a white upper middle class student attending a liberal arts college is small talk. It has its place and it serves its function, but I honestly...

OP-ED: The failure of Whitman’s COVID-19 policies

Bex Heimbrock, First-year April 28, 2022

Whitman, a college that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, has left immunocompromised people behind in its zealous search for a post-COVID-19 school year. We have all suffered as a result.  For...

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We all have COVID! Now what?

Hailey Livingston, Columnist April 28, 2022

I found out yesterday I have COVID-19. To be honest, I can’t say I was surprised. It’s starting to feel like everyone has COVID-19. Unfortunately for Whitman students, we have found ourselves...

Don’t Say Gay? Or Don’t Say Transgender?

Alanna Sherman , Columnist April 28, 2022

Last month, the Parental Rights in Education bill, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, was introduced and signed into law by Florida Governor Robert DeSantis. This bill prohibits "classroom...

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A guide to being normal and having friends at Whitman

Isabella Hunter , Columnist April 28, 2022

In case you couldn’t read the room, this is satire.  I’m assuming you’re reading this because, let’s face it, you need the help. You’ve found yourself with nothing better to do on a Friday...

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