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Putting Down Your Smartphone

September 10, 2017

Social media can be a temporary distraction, but its long-term effects are shocking; they’re what ultimately turned me away from excessive social media use towards infrequent and unreliable social media...

Caffeinated and Loving It

Illustration by Eric Rannestad
March 30, 2017

Whitman needs more energy drink consumption. Many of you are familiar with such beverages, but due the climate of virtue acquisition and ascetic culinary culture, these refreshments are absent from...

Support group helps students live with addiction

September 18, 2014

Sober at Whitman, a support group for Whitman community members struggling with addiction, recently began its second year on campus. Started last year by Interim Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer...

Video gamers find support to overcome addiction

Video gamers find support to overcome addiction
March 7, 2013

Addiction usually conjures images of substance abuse consuming and transforming lives. Video game addiction has the same capacity as any substance, even at Whitman College. Gaming is most commonly...

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