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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

The business of fake news: How algorithms influence our opinions

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist October 15, 2020

The spread of information, news, personal ideas and stories through the internet has created a world where it seems like everything is at your fingertips. However, these online spaces have also created...

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”...

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Nate Silver To Be Burned At Stake For Incorrect Election Predictions

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...

Womens March

Dispatch from DC: The Wire at the 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...

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
Examining the prospect of a female president.
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