Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Right to health is Whitman issue

Anuradha Lingappa April 9, 2015
We study diseases, but we don’t struggle with them, at least not long term. People get sick, but they always get better.

Paying closer attention to dystopia encourages critical political thinking

Anuradha Lingappa March 5, 2015
Dystopian books are so important because they reflect an unacceptably skewed version of society. If people draw parallels between the dystopian world and our own, it encourages critical thought about what’s so wrong and what we should be thinking about or doing.

Tuberculosis scare sheds light on treatment disparity

Anuradha Lingappa January 29, 2015
When I was considering the possibility that I might have TB, it seemed so weird to me because it isn’t a disease that tends to affect people from my socioeconomic background.

Biracial identity leads to unexpected privileges

Anuradha Lingappa December 11, 2014

I'm biracial. While I love my identity, sometimes having multiple ethnicities leaves me feeling like I don't belong because society hasn't established a space for who I am. My confusion about race began...

Increased social awareness leads to reconsideration of childhood literary love

Anuradha Lingappa November 20, 2014
I just saw a determined woman struggling to succeed in a crumbling, backwards society. I didn’t think to question the book’s glorification of rape and slavery, even though they now seem like such blatant underpinnings of the novel.
Anu Lingappa 15 (left) and Erin Walters 17. Photo by Tywen Kelly.

KWCW show of the week

Linnaea Weld October 30, 2014
The show has many fans, including unsuspected popularity among teenagers in Ohio.
Illustration by Coopper-Ellis

Vivisection questions taboos

Anuradha Lingappa October 23, 2014

A few weeks ago, I did an experiment in biology lab that involved cutting open the body cavity of a live frog and dripping adrenaline onto its still-beating heart. The results, a dramatically increased...

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