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Modern Odyssey: Comparing Kanye West with Odysseus

Modern Odyssey: Comparing Kanye West with Odysseus

philipcheng

September 22, 2011

Why is Homer's "The  Odyssey" relevant to us? In our era, all the Greek heroes are dead, no one believes in Greek gods, and the only remnants of Greek life lay in frat houses. But, like the other freshmen, I was assigned to read "The Odyssey." The reading was long, so I listened to music while I re...

Political cartoon

Political cartoon

kellydouglas

September 22, 2011

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Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

kellydouglas

September 15, 2011

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Whitties get WISE, gain new perspective on Walla Walla youth

Whitties get WISE, gain new perspective on Walla Walla youth

Sandra Matsevilo

September 8, 2011

"Since my parents went to college I always assumed . . . that I would get into a college and attend later one," said senior Hayley Mauck, an RA for the Whitman Institute of Scholastic Enrichment (WISE) program. WISE has been present on campus every summer since 2006. Yet when explaining that I would be working for the prog...

Administration must open space for students in college governance

Administration must open space for students in college governance

Alex Brott

May 5, 2011

While Whitman College is a fantastic home for almost all of us, we all have complaints now and again. However, it seems that recent complaints are more focused around a common source : a lack of transparency and spaces for student and faculty participation in administrative decisions. The clearest of m...

Why is dating outdated?

Why is dating outdated?

Alex Brott

April 28, 2011

About three weeks ago, I asked a girl I didn't know if she wanted to get coffee at the Patisserie one afternoon. We had talked briefly a few times, and I got good vibes around her, so I figured I'd get to know her better over drinks and gelato. I thought this was normal, but our friends' reactions...

Obama needs to push for compromise

Obama needs to push for compromise

Alex Brott

April 21, 2011

President Obama has taken some heat of late for compromising on some Republican demands regarding the current budget situation. This sort of compromise is acceptable, but only if Obama pushes for compromise in return from Republicans. If he is to continue making concessions, he needs to use them as a political tool to help ad...

Privacy on the Internet is an illusion

Privacy on the Internet is an illusion

Blair Hanley Frank

April 14, 2011

I'll come out and say it: anything posted to a publicly-accessible forum on the Internet isn't private, no matter how much you think it is. Social media like Facebook and Twitter are great for keeping in touch with people and sharing your thoughts. Unfortunately, you may be sharing your thoughts ...

The public house culture of Britain encourages excessive drinking

The public house culture of Britain encourages excessive drinking

Ami Tian

April 7, 2011

One of the most significant differences, at least in terms of my day-to-day life, between the UK and the United States is that the drinking age in the UK is 18 as opposed to the United States' 21.   Since I'm underage in the states it's hard to compare the legal drinking scene of the UK to that of the...

Intervention in Libya distracts US from domestic problems

Intervention in Libya distracts US from domestic problems

Bryant Fong

March 10, 2011

On March 3, Obama asked Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi to step down as Libya's leader. Obama threatened to use military options if Qaddafi does not. The Libyan conflict is full of bloodshed and terror. Obama faces a decision whether or not to intervene with military force. There has been recent talk of establishing a no-fly...

Video Games: Graphics don’t matter

Video Games: Graphics don’t matter

Blair Hanley Frank

March 3, 2011

When it comes to video games, the industry has made leaps and bounds when it comes to hardware capabilities, and software often ends up matching that. Games today are significantly more complex, especially when it comes to graphics. It's possible to render nearly lifelike games in high-definition on ...

Bon Appetit should improve payment system, rebuild trust with student body

Bon Appetit should improve payment system, rebuild trust with student body

Tristan Grau

February 24, 2011

Most Whitman students don't steal food from Reid but most of them could. The problem is that it is far too easy to do so. Of course, students shouldn't steal from Reid, but it also shouldn't be so easy for them. Luckily, two simple changes would make it much harder for students to steal without unduly...

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