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On feeling out of place in the classroom

Nana Kumagai, Columnist November 18, 2021

I still remember the first day when I arrived here at Whitman. As soon as I made it to campus, I walked into Cleveland to get something to eat after a long, stressful flight. I entered and looked around,...

Whitman’s health services are in shambles and students are suffering

Hailey Livingston , Columnist November 18, 2021

Last week, I made my way to the health center for the first time since returning to campus. I had to get a COVID-19 test, nothing serious, just a quick in and out visit. When I got there, there was a line...

What climate change reforms mean for marginalized communities

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist November 18, 2021

In case you missed it, the world is undergoing one of the worst climate crises to date. Carbon emissions exponentially increase each year, and the overall atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased by 12.5...

OP-ED: Response to “Matthew Kahn addresses the business side of climate change”

Last week the Wire published an article titled “Matthew Kahn addresses the business side of climate change” about the Classical Liberalism Lecture on Wednesday October 27. The Classical Liberalism...

Bipartisanship will either save or destroy climate change reform

Scout Hutchinson , Opinion Editor November 11, 2021

This week has resulted in a major win for combating climate change and U.S. infrastructure as the House passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. While this result, being a major step for...

Walla Walla is protesting, why aren’t Whitties?

Alanna Sherman, Columnist November 11, 2021

Walla Walla may be a small city, but that does not suppress the flow of passion for human rights among residents. Downtown is known for its restaurants, wineries, boutiques and live music, but it also...

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Let’s talk about billionaires

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist November 11, 2021

Before we go any further, I would just like to put into context how much a billion is. In simple terms, a billion is equivalent to one thousand million, which, come to think of it, is a lot on its own....

How to approach new ethnic curriculums in high school

Nana Kumagai, Columnist November 4, 2021

When have you been challenged to think about your own racial and ethnic identities and your relation to ones that are not your own?  For me, it was mostly at Whitman. The college has given me chances...

Addressing food insecurity in Walla Walla

Alanna Sherman, Columnist November 4, 2021

Walla Walla county experiences an overall food insecurity rate of 11.6 percent, and is ranked the 28th most food insecure county in the state of Washington. The child food insecurity rate stands at 16...

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Yik Yak: One of Whitman’s harshest critics

Hailey Livingston, Columnist November 4, 2021

A few weeks ago, Wire Reporter Grace Jackson wrote “The Yak is back on campus”, an article introducing us to the most infamous app on campus—Yik Yak. Yik Yak is an anonymous Twitter/Ask.fm hybrid....

Letter to the Editor: Clearing the Air Around the Wire and ASWC

October 30, 2021

Two weeks ago, the Wire published an open letter to ASWC asking for a $20,000 increase to the stipend amounts of the editorial board. At the time, the current Executive Council of ASWC was working to get...

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We need more diversified classrooms

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist October 28, 2021

When I applied to liberal arts colleges in the United States, my hope was not only to establish and have valuable interactions with my professors but also to engage with various perspectives within the...

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