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The Shock of Culture Shock

The Shock of Culture Shock

Aleida Fernandez

January 24, 2014

Culture shock (n). the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, a move between social environments, or simply travel to another type of life. I consider myself an independent person. When I was sixteen I traveled...

Blackness exists on a Spectrum

Gladys Gitau

April 11, 2013

I fit in well on this campus. Like most Whitties, I consider myself intelligent, hardworking, socially conscious and fun to be around. More so, among my friends back home, I was that nerdy, outdoorsy, thrifty, liberal girl who was most likely to survive in an environment like Whitman. But there are...

Nerdy, Black & Confused

Gladys Gitau

January 31, 2013

I like to complain. Those who know me know this. Some of my favorite things to complain about have to do with homework, snow, the perpetuation of white interest as "universal ideals," sea kayaking and dogs. I don't like dogs. I think I told a slew of people last semester that I liked dogs. I only did...

‘Seven Psychopaths,’ a Shih Tzu and slit throats

‘Seven Psychopaths,’ a Shih Tzu and slit throats

Nathan Fisher

October 25, 2012

I love the glitzy and over-the-top world of Hollywood and totally get that the sole purpose of a movie trailer is to entice you to see that movie. The snippet from "Seven Psychopaths" seemed to be a comedy about a couple of buddies who run a dog kidnapping business and one day steal the wrong dog. Gre...

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