Silenced Voices of Whitman


After being rejected from the annual Voices of Whitman presentation for first-years, some students have come to the Backpage to tell their stories. Here are some excerpts from their presentations:

My name is Nicole and I have a story to tell:
Coming from North Dakota, I tend to see things a bit differently than many Whitties from the West Coast. I love the cold, I love the snow and I love Michelle Bachmann. She wants to repeal Obamacare, fight to increase access to the billions of barrels of oil and trillions of feet of natural gas on the Outer Continental Shelf and will do whatever it takes to fulfill the federal government’s foremost responsibility under the Constitution. She is the key to a better future for America, and we   are the future of America. I hope that others here feel the same as me and understand that I, your fellow Whitman student, want to make a difference here in our own country. I don’t appreciate being mocked, called stupid or told that I don’t know what I’m talking about. We don’t need to be going to all these third world countries when we have such a positive effect at home. FIGHT TO RECLAIM AMERICA!

My name is Josh and I have a story to tell:
I am a junior transfer from UW. While there I participated in many activities including Club Lacrosse, IM Soccer and Greek Life.   PI KAPPA PHI WADDUP. What I miss most about the Dub is the social part of Greek Life. I heard Whitman has a tight, close-knit Greek community. Churrrrr. There aren’t parties every Tuesday, girls wear jeans when they come over and there are only one or two kegs max. This is college, man. COLLEGE. How can I get the full college experience if I can’t even kick back a few dozen while grinding on some dank badonk? I need some broskis that can relate. This is nonsense. Help a bro out and bro out. I wanna party, please.