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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

What should we pay attention to?

Isabella Hunter, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

In Japan, people sleep on trains! Or at least that was the claim made by YouTuber oliSUNvia in her video on insignificance. The power of the exclamation lies entirely in how it presents us with a previously...


Kyle Mathy, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

It's August 2020, and I’m mindlessly scrolling through TikTok for what must be an hour straight and "Money Trees" by Kendrick Lamar keeps popping up on my feed. The videos are mostly of white women dancing...

Smell the flowers

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

I enjoy noticing the distinct sound of quiet when it snows, the smell of air as it gets crisper in October and the leaves falling from the trees to create massive piles. I notice these things every single...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Your invisibility is your privilege

Kainat Ansari, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

When we think of the word "invisibility," we think of it as the power to render oneself unable to be seen. This term appears to be very simple on the surface, until we realize that invisibility is a privilege....

For fear of the phatic

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

Words are castles. Too often it is the most comfortable choice in our lives to cross the drawbridge and vanish inside. One can speak for hours without saying anything, beating perpetually around the bush...

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...



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"...

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