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Professors’ Personal Libraries

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Alyssa Fairbanks

March 28, 2012

Questions: 1. What are your top five favorite books of all time? 2. What was the most life-changing book you read while in college or at grad school? Why? 3. What is a book that you are eager to add to your collection? Don Snow, senior lecturer of environmental humanities and general studies ...

The Circuit, Issue 2

The Circuit, Issue 2

Patricia Vanderbilt

March 13, 2012

Does anyone else get a serious case of the winter blahs every February? I spent a fair amount of time last month searching "beach vacation" on Google and imagining I was somewhere with sand and sun––somewhere worry-free. But in the process of putting together Issue 2, I realized that I need to...

‘First Aid Kit’ delicately probes wounds of the soul

caitlinhardee

March 13, 2012

As March winds chill your bones and roil the skies in a haze of gray, revel in the melancholy for a moment and tune your ears to the sweet sorrow of Swedish folk-pop act First Aid Kit. Consisting of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, the duo is making inroads in the States and garnering critica...

‘Half the Sky’ an eye-opening look at women’s issues in developing countries

The Editors

March 13, 2012

This review was contributed by Karin Tompkins "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women," a nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is an eye-opening work about the consequences of discrimination against women in developing countrie...

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

Rachel Alexander

March 13, 2012

Note: Although both perpetrators and victims of sexual assault can be any gender, all of the people who were willing to speak to me for this article about being sexually assaulted were women who had been sexually assaulted by men. Nationally, according to the Department of Justice's 2010 violent ...

Social media’s future is our future, too

Blair Hanley Frank

March 13, 2012

Social media's impact on the way we communicate is easily one of the most significant technological developments of the past decade. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and their cohorts have created a world where the revolution is both televised and tweeted. But what does the future hold? The way I see it, there are really two...

The Demise of the English Language

Sam Chapman

March 13, 2012

Let me preface by acknowledging that I idealize the past; it's fallacious to assume that bygone days saw the meanest peasants talking like Shakespearean dukes. That said, I believe social media is hastening the demise of artful language. Language is the glue that holds society together––body language...

Romance in a Trivial World

March 13, 2012

This column was written by Rollo I was with my boyfriend for an entire year before we decided to publicize our relationship on Facebook. Our relationship was stable––the potential for an embarrassing or awkward public internet breakup had almost nothing to do with our decision to delay becoming...

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