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Beyond the Bubble: Italy’s vaccine passport and the state of the Taliban in Afghanistan

Lily Yost, News Reporter October 21, 2021

On some scale, everyone lives in a bubble. Whitman and Walla Walla exist in a particularly small and hazy bubble, often immune to the events and experiences of people outside the United States. We tend...

Illustration by Ally Kim.

Drones: Weapons of normalized mass destruction

Scout Hutchinson, Opinion Editor September 30, 2021

On Aug. 29, 2021 the United States carried out what they have claimed to be their last missile strike in its 20-year war in Afghanistan. Initially, the drone attack was considered a “righteous strike”...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

Leaving Afghanistan for Whitman

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Feature Editor September 16, 2021

Angela Eliacy is a first year Whitman student, an undeclared intended economics-math major. She was born and raised in Afghanistan—first in the countryside, then in Kabul—before spending three years...

The Fanged-Deer Returns

The Fanged-Deer Returns

Jessica Parker November 4, 2014

An endangered deer that hasn't been spotted since 1948 was recently sighted in northeastern Afghanistan by a team of researchers. The Kashmir musk deer is not only remarkable in its continued survival,...

Obamas pro-coup politics must be condemned

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

October 18, 2012

This column was contributed by Henry Gales '13 On Feb. 29, 2004, U.S. military personnel put Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide onto a plane and flew him to the Central African Republic. After...

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