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Illustration by M Hu.

Eve’s apple, Pandora’s box and the internet

Kaitlin Cho, Opinion Columnist March 9, 2023

One night in Seattle, my friend gets hit on in a line at Dick’s Drive-In. My friend and her suitor exchange Instagrams. The moment we load back into her car, we go on our phones. After finding his full...

Why are we so afraid of growing old?

Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist March 9, 2023

For most people, the thought of getting older can be daunting. When someone comes up to you and says, “I wish I was young again,” or, “Appreciate being young while you can — it doesn’t last forever,”...

The problem with misrepresentation

Maura Kelly, Opinion Columnist March 9, 2023

Popular media frequently attempts to spread awareness on a variety of mental and neurological differences that people experience. In today’s commercialist society, these differences are easily capitalized...

Whitman’s antisemitism problem

Cormac Uriah Li, Senior March 2, 2023

“Just Say No!” Cheering and applause filled the room of Longview Elementary in Oakland as Nancy Reagan launched the campaign against drugs. Her charming smile and the crowd’s excitement made Americans...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

(You’re not a) Brooklyn Baby

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist March 2, 2023

“I believe in the country America used to be,” says Lana Del Rey breathily in the video-only intro to her song “Ride.” The video pictures a denim-clad Del Rey moving through southwestern deserts,...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

When climate anxiety hits the big screen

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor March 2, 2023

HBO's record-breaking adaptation of Naughty Dog and PlayStation’s game “The Last of Us” begins with a simple question designed to strike at the heart of a generation marked by climate anxiety and...

Why America needs universal healthcare

Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist February 23, 2023

As someone who rides horses, and has done so for most of my life, I risked my safety and health every time I got on the back of a horse. Unsurprisingly, there were times when I got hurt. Every time I would...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis

Crossfire: Power and Privilege attendance

Bex Heimbrock and Kaitlin Cho February 23, 2023

  The Problem with Power and Privilege - Bex Heimbrock The Power and Privilege Symposium (P&P) started, like most co-opted neoliberal phenomena, as a protest. Before P&P, in 2006,...

I reviewed Whitman bathrooms so you don’t have to

Maura Kelly, Opinion Columnist February 23, 2023

One of the greatest menaces to college students is the bathroom quandary. No matter how you identify, you probably have some sort of plight surrounding where, when or how you take care of your business....

Photo contributed by Maura Kelly.

I wore fake eyelashes for a week: here’s what I learned

Maura Kelly, Opinion Columnist February 16, 2023

I consider myself lucky to be alive in a time where women are reclaiming their body hair and fighting against the narrative of body hair being considered “unhygienic.” From a young age, women are expected...

Illustration by M Hu

Meet the TikTok trend that gets off on your pain

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist February 16, 2023

Advocacy or retraumatization? That’s the question I find myself asking whenever TikTok recommends me a video tagged “#corecore.” Corecore is a recent trend that takes a third person perspective...

How the Lone Star State is battling censorship

Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist February 16, 2023

Soon after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, Twitter banned the then-president from its platform. The ban was wildly polarizing, with some arguing that the...

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