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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Edyn Parsell

What Will I Do With My Art Degree? Tracing the Intersections of Environmental Activism and the Arts

Anna Wellborn, Science & Environment Writer April 25, 2024

As we near the end of the semester, the dear seniors in true liberal arts fashion are left to wonder, “What am I going to do with my bachelor of arts?” According to 2023 statistics, nearly...

Linda Sarsour, Homegirl from Brooklyn Gives P&P Keynote

Linda Sarsour, ‘Homegirl from Brooklyn’ Gives P&P Keynote

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor February 22, 2024

Linda Sarsour, the 'homegirl from Brooklyn,' has one message for Whitman students: "This is not a sprint. It's a marathon." Sarsour, of all people, would know. Among her many roles, including the...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Activism from All Angles

Ansley Peard, Feature Writer February 8, 2024

The sound of a bull horn and chanting students split the thick morning mist that usually cloaks Ankeny in early November. It was the morning of Nov. 9, 2023, and the Whitman Student Action Committee...

From Washington DC to Washington State: “Free The People” screened at Whitman

Shira Nudler, Campus Life Reporter October 19, 2023

During an incredibly busy week for Whitman students, between midterms, rallies and settling back in after October break, students found their way into the Maxey auditorium on Oct. 12th and 13th to watch...

White silence on campus

White silence on campus

Kainat Ansari, Opinion Columnist November 10, 2022

Non-European conflicts and human rights violations in parts of the world where non-White people reside are hardly ever acknowledged on campus. Take, for example, the horrific killings of Palestinians,...

Illustration by Megan Suka.

Cross-Fire: Stay in or walk out?

Natalie Comerford and Bex Heimbrock October 5, 2022

Performative activism- Natalie Comerford A flier plastered on campus for the Oct. 4 abortion rights walk-out reads: “STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST. DO NOT LET YOUR VOICE BE SILENT.” Students...

Is lack of action an indication of desensitization?

Alanna Sherman, Columnist March 3, 2022

Social media has successfully increased our hunger to constantly feed our brains with new information. With just a few clicks, we can devour heaps of information within seconds. We may be learning new...

Latinx playwrights celebrate art and language in “On Borders and Hybridity: Contemporary Latinx Theater”

Latinx playwrights celebrate art and language in “On Borders and Hybridity: Contemporary Latinx Theater”

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter April 19, 2021

With their faces luminous against luscious, floral Zoom backdrops, playwrights Migdalia Cruz, Elaine Romero, Luis Alfaro and Enrique Urueta addressed the Whitman community Friday evening in a lecture panel...

Photo contributed by Whitman Power and Priv

“By Any Means Necessary”: Whitman hosts first virtual Power & Privilege Symposium

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Whitman hosted its first virtual Power & Privilege (P&P) Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 18. Following a keynote address from bestselling author, former photography critic and Harvard professor Teju...

#ENDSARS: Nigerians protest police brutality

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter November 5, 2020

On Saturday, Oct. 3, a video of a Nigerian Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) officer robbing and killing a young man went viral. Young Nigerians immediately took to social media to spread...

Photo contributed by Whitman IPECC.

A reckoning and a celebration: IPECC and PIC host Indigenous Peoples’ Day town hall

Abby Main, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 12, leaders of Whitman’s Indigenous People's Education and Culture Club (IPECC) and Pacific Islander's Club (PIC) hosted a town hall that discussed...

Photo by Carson Jones.

No new vandalism, even amid calls to remove Columbus and Whitman statues

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

This past summer saw renewed efforts to remove Walla Walla’s Christopher Columbus and Marcus Whitman statues. Breaking what has become something of a tradition, neither statue was vandalized during last...

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