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Responding to Trudeau’s brownface scandal

Illustration by Lanh Tran

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 reaction caused by ignorance. It was rooted in the lack of attention that racism in Canada gets. Can...

Finding new home makes for difficult transition

Martina Pansze

September 25, 2014

Most students in higher education would consider it a nightmare to relive the college application process, but some brave souls managed to once again navigate the mess of school tours and Common Application essays that landed them at Whitman. Junior Alexandra Sigouin transferred to Whitman from Emily...

Airport Apocalypse

Lindsey Holdren

January 28, 2013

Journal Entry - Day 3 stranded in the Canadian airport bubble Life energy meter: down 18% Personal hygiene status: showered (success!), same clothes worn for three days (fail) I've begun learning my way around the airport - I've staked out my preferred computer plug-in, discovered a tasty restaurant (if you're f...

Documentary filmmaker Isacsson visits campus

Visiting educator Magnus Isacsson lectures on documentaries in a global context for a Hot Doc class session.  Photo Credit: Zach Rosenberg

Nate Lessler

October 6, 2010

Canadian documentary filmmaker Magnus Isacsson has been at Whitman College for the past two weeks putting on film screenings, visiting classrooms, answering questions and teaching an evening course. The visit was made possible via funds from the O'Donnell Visiting Educator program. "The O'Donnell...

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