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“14 hours” report details Chinese students’ grueling experience during pandemic

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

Staying up until 4 a.m. to attend synchronous labs, one-way flights going for $10,000, VPN-induced lags during Zoom classes, having a completely nocturnal schedule or only getting two hours of sleep a...

Coronavirus prompts discussions on racism

Grace Jackson, News Reporter February 13, 2020

The outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus has prompted Whitman students to discuss infectious diseases and xenophobia. The new strain, called novel coronavirus, originated in China and was first observed...

The International Student Experience

Emma Chung May 15, 2018

“Let’s go around and say our name, pronoun, and where we’re from,” said the resident assistant. “My name is Michelle, I use she/her/hers, and I’m from Seattle” “I’m Rachel, I use...

Whitmans Chinese New Year Celebration Draws a Crowd

Whitman’s Chinese New Year Celebration Draws a Crowd

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter February 22, 2018

Arts and crafts, good food and plenty of red decorations occupied Cordiner Hall on Friday, Feb. 16 as Whitman celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year. Also known as the Spring Festival or simply Chinese...

Photos by Taj Howe

Recycling Reconsidered

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter December 7, 2017

China currently processes the vast majority of the West Coast’s recycling, including the recycling from Whitman and Walla Walla. However, by the end of 2017, China will no longer accept some types...

Cultural Awareness Shouldn’t Preclude Cultural Critique

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist April 14, 2016
When taken to its logical conclusion, glossing over of cultural practices as “just different” presupposes critical discussion.

Interdisciplinary Silk Roads course to offers China Trip

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief October 1, 2015
The Silk Roads, a collaboration between professors from the Biology and History departments, integrates knowledge from the two fields while providing students an opportunity to visit historic landmarks.
Gordy uses Olin Halls loading dock to perform a trick. Photo by Marra Clay.

The blues candle: Whitman skaters find new ways to express themselves

Allie Donahue April 9, 2015

On a sunny Friday in March, seniors Zach Gordy and Tom Shellum were shredding curbs outside of North Hall. Gordy caught some air and then swung a wide curve into the street. "Car, car..." Shellum said,...

Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution

Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution

Kamna Shastri October 30, 2014

Throngs of people fill Hong Kong's Central district, packed shoulder to shoulder. The square echoes with a cacophony of voices and slogans. The atmosphere is tense; policemen in neon yellow vests try to...

The Most Popular Game in China

Rachel Palfini May 15, 2014

I'm about to let you all in on a little secret. It's…how to play the most popular game in China! Now, there really is no name to this game, although I presume nicknames have popped up all over China....

Another section of the Marriage Corner. Also, spring has definitely arrived!

Marriage Corner at People’s Park

Rachel Palfini May 7, 2014

As many of you probably know, Chinese culture, like so many others, places great emphasis on marriage. China has been a patriarchal society since its origin over 5000 years ago, and as such, much value...

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龙丽山)

Ancient Tea and Horse Road

Rachel Palfini April 20, 2014

This past week was the CIEE Weeklong Excursion and I went to Yunnan Province with 30 other students and 3 teachers. We were traveling along the Ancient Tea and Horse Road (茶马古道) and...

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