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New Disinterest House to Open

Clara Wheeler, staff writer

October 9, 2016

In recent years, the Interest House Community has felt an absence in their ranks. “Some students simply do not care about anything,” said IHC Resident Director Jean Nye. “In a way, isn’t a complete lack of interest its own kind of passion?” This emptiness will be filled by the new Disinterest House, ...

Seasoned Campus Liberals Gear up for New Year of Political Apathy

Megumi Rierson, Staff Writer

September 8, 2016

The advent of the new school year brings with it the return of Whitman’s famously liberal, politically-engaged student body. The campus becomes a treasure trove of meaningful political discussion sparked by Nalgene stickers, Dank Meme Stashes and skimmed New York Times articles. At any point you coul...

”˜Yuppie Liberalism’ Represents Untenable Politics

Andy Monserud

May 8, 2014

I'd like to preface this column with a warning to Whitman's rarest minority, conservatives.  You probably have no interest in what I'm about to say, and, frankly, it's not catered to you.  There, you're free to go back to preparing for finals without wasting your time on my column.  My problem this...

Burden of Trust Improves Campus Experience

Paul H-P

November 15, 2012

I am prone to doubt myself, to doubt whether my words and actions are meaningful or effective. I would not bother to confide this were it only a personal problem, but I encounter it everywhere, at Whitman and at large. We have lost faith in ourselves, our words and each other. This faithlessness is the...

Letter from the Puzzle Slut

Adam Brayton

November 3, 2011

Hey   guys, I came to a realization, sometime between playing Words with Friends (which I discovered can now be accessed over Facebook) and doing a word search, that I'm not really feeling it this week. I really couldn't care less right now. I tried (as you will see), but it's that time of year when...

Backpage investigates apathy, discovers no one gives a sh—


November 3, 2011

This is the time of year when school gets a little a tougher, you feel  busy all the time and the end of the semester isn't in sight. The  quiet room starts getting more people studying on Friday nights, and  the circles under students' eyes darken. School, sports, clubs,  community service, etc.,...

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