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The OP kid archetype

The OP kid archetype

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Reporter September 23, 2021

Nothing could have prepared me for how pervasive Whitman’s outdoors culture is. My first day on campus, I maneuvered through Ankeny’s web of slacklines to meet my Chaco-clad peers, utterly out of my...

In a county with 70% white residents, students of color turn to informal networks in place of institutional mental healthcare services

Abby Main, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

For students of color at Whitman, negative impacts on mental health while attending a predominantly white institution are exacerbated by the college’s location in a county where more than 70% of the...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

BIPOC Outdoors Club creates space for students of color

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 1, 2021

Whitman’s recently founded BIPOC Outdoors Club seeks to create a welcoming and accessible space on campus for students of color to experience outdoor recreation. The idea of founding an outdoor club...

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