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Responding to Trudeau’s brownface scandal

Nidhi Jaltare, Columnist October 3, 2019

Trump was elected when I was applying to colleges in America. Everyone around me was complaining about how much they regretted not applying to a school in Canada instead. This was just an angry, spontaneous...

Op-Ed: ‘Culture of Silence:’ What the WWU Administration Will Not Address

Jake Sloop, WWU Sophomore April 12, 2018

These past few weeks at Walla Walla University have been rocky, to say the least. Therefore, in this week’s Swap Issue, I hope to address some of the questions many Whitties have asked me about the blackface...

The “White Moderate” Problem: Diversity and Inclusion in Greek Life at Whitman

Claire Ommen, Staff Reporter April 10, 2018

Throughout this year, members of the Whitman Greek community have begun to grapple with racism in Greek Life’s past – and present. Sophomore Kylin Brown, the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion...

Digital Blackface and Power Dynamics in Memes

Alondra Contreras, Columnist April 8, 2018

Memes need to be used responsibly and need to adhere to rules people would normally use if it was spoken or written in text. Memes in recent years have become so popular they are even used in class notes...

The photo of Walla Walla University stu- dents that circulated social media.

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

Martina Pansze, Editor in Chief April 5, 2018

Just before the student body of Walla Walla University departed for Spring Break two weeks ago, a racist photograph with the school’s logo circulated through social media. The photo is a publicly...

Pio Past: Contextualizing the Symposium

Pio Past: Contextualizing the Symposium

Christy Carley and Martina Pansze February 19, 2018

"Assuming that the seriousness of racial issues can be measured by the publicly visible incidents brought to the attention of our entire community is problematic." -Veronica Willeto, published on Nov....

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