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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

The real problem with cancel culture

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor April 6, 2023

Cancel culture is not a popular actor losing employment opportunities due to misconduct; rather, it is Colorado Springs Pulse Nightclub and Matthew Shepard. This is the logic of cancellation – out of...

Agree to agree

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist November 3, 2022

A hush quickly falls over the class as the professor asks a question — all of us look at each other in awkward horror, refusing to answer. This is a regular occurrence in many of the humanities classes...

Illustration by M Hu.

Cross-Fire: Cancel Culture

Ahmed Elsayed and Kainat Ansari September 22, 2022

Cross-Fire is a new bi-weekly Opinion column where writers go head-to-head on the issues that matter. This week's issue: cancel culture —is it anti-progress or a progressive utopia? Read, share and then...

Do you blindly love Joe Rogan? Here’s why you shouldn’t.

Scout Hutchinson, Opinion Editor February 17, 2022

Content warning: Videos linked in this article contain extremely offensive and racist language. In the past couple of weeks one name in the news has become unavoidable, whether it is his thoughts on...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

“Cancel Culture” and the marketplace of identity

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Columnist April 29, 2021

Cancel culture is a tiresome topic. The media has beaten it to death, and so much of the discussion comes from right-wing pundits who want to play the victim. Usually, cancel culture is an extension of...

Inside the Ticketmaster Hack: Why your Ed Sheeran tickets are immoral

Rachel Husband, ex-Sheerio, loyal Directioner March 25, 2021

This is not a humor piece. Everything in this article is completely factual and really happened. Not only is this account true, but conscious concert-goers everywhere must be informed about the unethicality...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

Drawing the line: Replacing cancel culture with compassion

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist March 4, 2021

When I first saw the TED Talk by Betty Hart on canceling “cancel culture” I was curious how that could be possible. Betty argued for replacing cancel culture with compassion. She describes the act...

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