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OP-ED: Why the left lost, a post-mortem

Andy Burnstein, Senior

April 14, 2020

When Bernie Sanders lost Super Tuesday and subsequent primaries by an embarrassing margin to Joe Biden, and again when he dropped out this past Wednesday, many of his supporters were not just angry, but confused. How could the party pick someone so uninspiring to be the nominee, let alone, a man with ...

Clubs and community members rally for presidential primary

Students canvass and promote political engagement for the Democratic presidential primary. Photos contributed by Elle Pollock and Andy Burnstein

Grace Jackson, News Reporter

March 12, 2020

Whitman clubs and community members have taken up the charge to organize and create excitement around the 2020 primary presidential election. Washington state voted in the primary election on March 10. According to senior Andy Burnstein, the difference in organizing activities between the run-up to the 2...

Sunrise Walla Walla: “The plan to win”

The leaders of the Sunrise Movement in Walla Walla engage with Walla Walla and Whitman community members. Photos by James Baker

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

This Monday, Feb. 3, Sunrise Walla Walla hosted their 2020 Kickoff Party at Reid Campus Center with the hopes of drawing in new activists from the Whitman and Walla Walla communities.  The Walla Walla hub is part of a larger national organization, the Sunrise Movement. Their website states: “We’re b...

Signalling Through Stickers

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2018

Sitting in a classroom, I can almost guarantee that at least one person there will have some brightly emblazoned logo on their water bottle, computer or backpack, maybe with the words ‘Patagonia,’ ‘Bernie Sanders’ or ‘Green Dot.’  Some people you know will even have hundreds of stickers pile...

2016 will be remembered by its losers, not its victor.

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist

November 3, 2016

The 2012 presidential election was hailed at the time as the most contentious and unpleasant campaign for the electorate in history. Four years later we can look back with nostalgia at a time when the worst thing a presidential nominee did was put his dog on top of a car. The 2016 election will almost c...

The fall of Bernie Sanders

The fall of Bernie Sanders

Chris Hankin, Reporter

July 27, 2016

Philadelphia - The third day of the Democratic National Convention was defined by the official nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, finally and totally ending the meteoric rise of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Activists came together all over the city, congregating at City ...

Day One From the Democratic National Convention

Day One From the Democratic National Convention

Chris Hankin

July 25, 2016

It seems fair to say that the only group of people that hate Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump supporters are Bernie Sanders supporters.

Hillary’s Femdom Does Not Merit a Vote

Katy Wills, Columnist

April 28, 2016

Clinton’s identity as a woman does not stand as a legitimate reason to elect her president of the United States, but it’s the reason many feminists do stand by.

Clinton Leads Sanders in Effort to End Racism

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

March 10, 2016

When Hillary Clinton called for greater accountability during her speech in Harlem, it was a groundbreaking moment.

Sanders Promotes Realistic Solutions to Fundamental Problems

Photo by Anna Dawson

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist

February 18, 2016

While Bernie proposes solutions that promote fundamental changes to the political system, Hillary offers little in the way of systemic change.

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