Whitman Wire

Op-Ed: The Dangers of Community

Alden Glass, Senior

March 1, 2018

When asked to picture a Whitman student, what comes to mind? Birkenstocks and a Patagonia jacket? A frisbee in one hand and a Hydroflask in the other? Hailing from Seattle or the Bay, they have a “Resist” bumper sticker on the back of their Subaru Outback and flirt with veganism, as long as it i...

Nate Silver To Be Burned At Stake For Incorrect Election Predictions

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Anthony Reale, Tortilla Salesman

January 26, 2017

Statistician Nate Silver up until recently had an unbeatable record calling elections. During the Year of Dumpster Fire (2016), Silver’s page became a haven for those not wanting the Literal Orange Peel to enter the highest office in the land. Silver’s blog, best known as FiveThirtyEight, called b...

Dispatch from DC: The Wire at the Women’s March

Women's March

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2017

At 8:00 am on Saturday, Jan. 21, the Dunn-Loring metro station in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, DC, reverberated with the energy of hundreds of people carrying home-made posters and wearing knitted pink hats with pussy-cat ears. Crowds on the platform cheered for passing trains too full to ...

The 2016 Election: Where do we go from here?

Christy Carley, New Editor

November 10, 2016

For the past day and a half, the Whitman community has been fixated with the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. While for many Trump’s victory evoked feelings of anger and disappointment, still a few on Whitman’s campus were in favor of the results. Nearly everyone, however, was surprised.

Woman for President

Hillary Smith

January 28, 2014

Turn on the news or peruse online and there is a very good chance you'll see something about Hillary Clinton's possible-and inevitable, to some-bid for the presidency in 2016. In 2008, Clinton-a U.S. senator at the time-ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, but because...

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