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Op-Ed: How did we end up with an old white man for president again?

January 1, 2021

It is the Democratic Primaries and the most diverse line up of potential nominees stand before the American people. They give hope to America as many wonder, “will we finally get a President that is...

Op-Ed: Refreshing whitman.edu

December 6, 2020

Whitman’s website bears the message, “A Place Like No Other.” However, the images on the website make it look exactly like a place like any other. With enrollments falling and the budget facing an...

Op-Ed: Is media coverage of police brutality useful?

December 4, 2020

Following the shocking and disheartening death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, I have seen a resurgence of news coverage on black men and women killed in America by police officers. Breonna Taylor —...

Op-Ed: To fight against COVID-19, vitamin D sufficiency must be prioritized

November 25, 2020

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to poor health outcomes. The deficiency has been associated with a large number of disorders such as metabolic syndrome and cancers, as well as autoimmune, psychiatric and...

Op-Ed: Please, at least pretend to care

November 25, 2020

This Op-Ed was originally written Oct. 27. Imagine yourself faced with one of the hardest decisions you have ever been asked to make. Maybe it's moving out of state, or even out of the country? Deciding...

Op-Ed: An open letter to the Whitman Coronavirus Task Force

October 24, 2020

Dear Chair Peter Harvey, We, select members of the class of 2024, appreciate the hard work you and the Whitman Coronavirus Task Force have done in the past many months in response to the coronavirus...

Op-Ed: Social justice or social capital: Venmo payments and land acknowledgements

October 22, 2020

If you follow social justice education efforts at Whitman, on Instagram or Twitter, or Podcasts, you’re probably familiar with the request to support content creators via Venmo. Venmo payment requests...

Op-Ed: Between two worlds

October 22, 2020

One of my favorite TV shows is “Downton Abbey.” One reason why I love this show so much is that it captures the ways in which values and constraints vary between the servants and the family who owns...

Op-Ed: Step up, STEM

October 1, 2020

If you’re a STEM student, or an aspiring STEM student, who was disappointed by your professors’ disengagement in #ScholarStrike, you’re not alone. When 65% of professors in your departments hold...

Op-Ed: Whitman Admissions has no excuses

October 1, 2020

As the country operates like an oil rig that has exploded and is now slowly sinking into the ocean, many institutions in the US are righteously facing an existential crisis. This includes the world of...

OP-ED: Results May Vary

July 26, 2020

This piece was originally published to Issuu by Hannah Paul and Aliyah Fard on July 20, 2020. Whitman College pledges to provide a “liberal arts education to… students from diverse backgrounds…...

Letter to the editor: Preserving the present

Photos provided by Ben Murphy
April 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life at Whitman, but it is not the first time that the college has experienced significant disruptions of in-person gatherings and classes. In 1918, during the...

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