Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Dos and Don’ts of Admitted Students Weekend

Conor Bartol, once a former admitted student myself April 4, 2024

Admitted Students Weekend is coming up, which means gaggles of teenagers running around, gawking at people and asking silly questions like “what’s your major” and “why is that horse made of sticks?”...

Alumni Advice: Navigating Whitman and Life Beyond

Alumni Advice: Navigating Whitman and Life Beyond

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor February 29, 2024

As my graduation looms closer, my parents make plans to celebrate the conclusion of my college career and acquaintances ask me what’s next, panic grows. I thought that I would have narrowed down my options...

Top 5 Emails to Explain Why You Missed Your 9 A.M. Class

Will Lanstra, Bolton’s booty call February 1, 2024

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You wake up at 1 p.m. realizing that you hit the snooze maybe a couple times too many on a test day. It’s ok. It’s a part of college. But now you gotta un- Fuck...

An Archived Fear of Frats

Meghan Kearney, non-PNM September 21, 2023

Editor's Note: This article was initially published under the title "Your Unofficial Historically Informed Guide to Rushing." Revisions have been made since initial publication by the author.    To...

Auntie Lee’s Advice: for the embarrassed student

Lee Thomas, awake for the last 48 hours September 23, 2021

Dear Auntie Lee,  I'm a first-year student at Whitman, and these last few weeks were rough. I already feel I've ruined my future here because of all the embarrassment I've caused myself recently. I...

Advice for the closeted fan of ASMR

Lee Thomas, famous and attractive with many devoted fans March 25, 2021

Dear LT, I’ll admit it: I actually like ASMR. It puts me to sleep, it relaxes me, AND it helps me study. But in Penrose Library, I spend more time paranoid about the people passing by and seeing what...

Helpful Hilda, the advice column (the return)

Helpful Hilda April 28, 2020

Hilda, Sorry if my tuypong is a little bad .. i am only typing with one hand because i just smashed my other in a car door and it is definitely looking funny and feels like something horrible. Ouch ouch...

Helpful Hilda

Ashlyn Quintus & Annelise Ellingboe October 22, 2018

Hilda, Hi. Something is not right. My dog, a small large corgi/great dane mix named Henry, cannot stop... tooting ): Even my guests are concerned and refuse to enter my abode because of the gruesome scent....

5 Ways To Show Your Problematic Dream Man That You’re Not Like Other Girls

Ann Karneus, Impressed Gourd March 29, 2018

We’ve all been there, ladies. If you’re into men, you’ve most likely fallen prey to a certain type of irresistibly mediocre guy that gets your heart racing and your blood pumping. He doesn’t seem...

First years Ethan Tredwell and Koby Haigerty getting goofy in preperation for their KWCW show

Whitman’s One and Only Advice Radio Show

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor February 15, 2018

A blend of humor and well-meaning advice finds its home in the recently-started KWCW radio show “The Curl of the Burl.” Hosted by Koby Haigerty ’21 and Ethan Treadwell ’21, the show serves as...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Dear Mom: Alcohol Advice

Mom February 23, 2017

Dear Mom, I am a Whitman sophomore and I am worried that I go out too much—I have a lot of fun getting drunk with my friends and I drink usually three nights a week. I know that this behavior isn’t...

Dear Mom: Finding a place at Whitman

Dear Mom, Columnist October 27, 2016

Dear Mom, College is not all that I was expecting it to be. I am enjoying my classes, getting to know people and working hard, but I thought I would be having the time of my life, and that’s just...

Load More Stories