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Shame in the anti-racist movement

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2020

Shame, Shame, Shame: we all got it, and we all feel it from time to time. Shame is not a bad emotion to feel; in fact, it can be helpful and productive under the right circumstances. We should feel a little shame for actions that hurt other people, as this is often a necessary first step to understandin...

Under new leadership, ASWC adjusts to virtual learning

Under new leadership, ASWC adjusts to virtual learning

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

Under new leadership, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) are optimistic they’ll find innovative ways to support the student body during the fall semester online. On July 29, Sneh Chachra, an undeclared sophomore from Los Angeles, formally introduced herself as this year’s ASW...

Product of anti-racism protests emerge

Lachlan Johnson

October 16, 2014

Rallies and protests against racism last year led to a series of changes on campus this fall, as the college follows through on promises made to student protesters. Classes have already been canceled for the Power & Privilege Symposium on Feb. 19, and students are in the early stages of organizing...

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member's Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Lachlan Johnson

April 1, 2014

In 1857, Frederick Douglas was quoted as saying, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." There are many serious issues facing the world, and those in power have shown little initiative in addressing them. It is increasingly clear that issues such as global warming, inequality and racism will requi...

Power, Privilege Symposium Encourages Student Participation

Lachlan Johnson

January 30, 2014

As this year's Power & Privilege Symposium approaches, the ASWC planning committee has been working to organize content, logistics, marketing and funding. While last year's inaugural symposium was successful, attendance this year is expected to be much higher, since classes are being cancelled for...

Anti-Racism Coalition Prepares for Spring

Lachlan Johnson

December 12, 2013

Efforts by students, staff and faculty to confront racism on campus have continued in the three-week period between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Student organizers have come together to form the Coalition Against Racism Everywhere, faculty have passed a motion to cancel classes for a day next spring...

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