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Honestly Brutal: A Date From Down Under

Honestly Brutal: A Date From Down Under

November 14, 2016

A DATE FROM DOWN UNDER A Whitman student anonymously shares insight from her experiences in high school and college. Honestly Brutal is posted weekly online, with longer stories posted monthly. Senior year winter formal-- not quite as important as prom but definitely still a time of excitement for m...

Four Day Flora Overflow

Four Day Flora Overflow

Marra Clay

October 15, 2014

I've seen this plant every day this year while walking to the Science Building, but it wasn't until the fall break that I had a chance to really stop, look and take it in. The plant is incredible- little yellow flowers dot its leaves and from the top it looks like incredible lattice work. I put the photographs...

Where Did All the Frogs Go?

Where Did All the Frogs Go?

Jessica Parker

October 5, 2014

Hello again, animal enthusiasts! Today we have some exciting news along to go along with the usual dose of pessimism. A new species of poison dart frog was discovered in Donoso, Panama!   This frog has a unique call, but was originally thought to be a different variety of another poison dart f...

Things Found in Utah

Jessica Faunt

October 2, 2014

Candy wrappers on laundromat floors Cactus needles protruding from beneath the strap of my sandal Pools of rain caught in slick rock A single sock at the bottom of my sleeping bag Friendship in contradiction Dimples by river beds from cattle hooves A seven-legged spider near the zipper of my tent Gracefulness...

Stranger than Paradise: The “Cool” Cinema of Jim Jarmusch

Vincent Warne

September 28, 2014

Welcome to "Lights, Camera, I Like Movies!" As you may be able to tell from the title, this is going to be a blog about movies. But not just any movies. I'm going to mostly write about films that are foreign, old, challenging, "art house" or any other descriptor that usually scares people away. But I'm ...

Roses Aren’t Red

Roses Aren't Red

Marra Clay

September 19, 2014

Fall 2014- back to Whitman. Back to The Pioneer, back to classes, back to late nights in the library and finally back to taking photos of our incredible campus. Here are a few shots from the lovely roses in bloom on the west side of Maxey. The roses aren't red- most people look at flowers and acknowle...

Carry-on Suitcase


August 22, 2012

It is my last day in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, for four and a half months. Everything is packed and ready, so much so that I could sit here right now and list off, without looking, the exact contents of my suitcase and backpack that are sitting six feet away from me. (I won't put you all through...

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