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Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Bill Landefeld

November 14, 2013

Have you ever had a question that you didn't feel comfortable asking anybody? Well, I know that myself and many other Whitman students have. Luckily at Whitman, there is such a place that you can do this, and it is on a website called Whitman Encounters. However, this outlet to freely speak your mind might not be around for much longe...

War against censorship: Never surrender

Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen

Peter Chen

December 1, 2011

I never had convenient access to Twitter, Facebook or Youtube for nearly two years before I came to Whitman College this fall. To access these websites, I had to use a special software called "FreeU," and even though I could open website pages, sending a comment and video would take forever because it takes a ...

Industry insiders speak on music business in crisis


December 1, 2011

"I didn't invent the rainy day, man. I just own the best umbrella." Spoken by big-time A&R rep character Dennis Hope in "Almost Famous," these words have resounded throughout the years. Major record labels have historically been seen as safe havens, bastions of wealth and influence, with pockets...

Student group efforts to bring back free expression wall at a standstill

Illustration: Eddy Vazquez

Rose Woodbury

September 29, 2011

Last semester several students formed a group interested in reinstating the Free Expression Wall, a space where students could display their thoughts and opinions. The wall was made up of a piece of plywood that hung outside the main entrance of Olin Hall. It was removed in April of 2007. The group, ...

Don’t Let Ego Sabotage A Free Mind


October 7, 2010

"Do you have a feeling that you are living in a box?" Terra asked in a pitiful tone as we were having lunch together in Prentiss. I said, "No." This conversation happened on Saturday, Sept. 11. Terra is an American graduate student interested in Chinese medication. She started the topic of the Chinese...

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