Whitman Wire

On Writing Satire

Anthony Reale, Satire Editor

December 5, 2017


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G.K. Chesterton once said “A man is angry at a libel because it is false, but at a satire because it is true.” Chesterton, of course, wrote during the 19th century, a time when print culture had massive more amounts of readership and–through that–volatility than it might today.  Without getti...

Regarding the language of “Free Speech” as distinguished from Hate Speech

Kazi Joshua, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

December 5, 2017


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“…is there no room any more for a child or young person to be a little obnoxious…or provocative, or yes, offensive” (Erika Christakis, in an email to Yale students in October 2015 responding to a call to exercise sensitivity in Halloween costume choices.) “We are not asked asking to ...

From the Editors: cir·cuit

From the Editors: cir·cuit

Martina Pansze and Tywen Kelly

December 5, 2017


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origin: late Middle English: via Old French from Latin circuitus, from circuire, variant of circumire ‘go around,’ from circum ‘around’ + ire ‘go.’ noun plural noun: circuits; noun: cir.; noun: circ. A semesterly magazine created by The Whitman Wire’s editorial board and staff A rough...

Penmanship Lost

Penmanship Lost

Thys Reynolds, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2017


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Doctor’s handwriting is famously difficult to understand. Deepraj Pawar (‘19) is in the middle of interviewing for medical school, and she says that,  “I’ve had some internships/volunteer positions where the hardest part is reading their writing, which is tough when you’re entering a patient’s...

Around the World Playlist

Mayra Castañeda, Managing Editor

December 5, 2017


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  O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei For all of you who have ended up on the weird side of YouTube this Romanian song has most definitely come up at some point. Dragostea Din Tei, commonly known as “Numa Numa,” took 2004 by storm with its catchy chorus.   Drunken Tiger - ? ? ?? (...

Hard of Hearing, but Not of Listening

Hard of Hearing, but Not of Listening

Alex Brockman, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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When Lola Albarral Bravo and her deaf brother go to the disco, she can hear the music to some extent and her brother cannot. He is still the best dancer, though. He feels the vibrations in the floor, and from these, he senses the feeling of the song. Instead of inhibiting him from enjoying the experienc...

Finding the Best Syrah- Eli Robinson

May 18, 2015


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This article was written by graduating senior Eli Robinson.  While other more diligent seniors have been stressing the details of cell physiology, I've been drinking. Searching for the alleged Walla Walla "funk" has brought me to some of the more obscure wineries in the valley and can be a fun tr...

Audrey Vaughn’s “What I Learned Working at a Winery”

May 18, 2015


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This article was written by senior mathematics major Audrey Vaughn. "Is that black cherry I taste?" The customer asks from across the bar, wine glass still held in midair. His face is hopeful and imploring, like a contestant on the "Price is Right" bidding on an at-home Jacuzzi. I want to tell him...

Kathy Murray’s Welcome Letter

May 18, 2015


Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow

Dear Members of the Whitman Community, It seems like such a long time since November when my appointment was announced, and I am genuinely looking forward to settling into the Whitman campus and launching our work together on July 1. I was in Walla Walla for meetings in February and back on campus...

Bob Carson Leaves 40 Year Legacy of Enthusiasm

Audrey Kelly

May 18, 2015


Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow

Even when the current managing editor of The Pioneer and ASWC senator balked at the slope ahead of her, Bob Carson was unafraid. Granted he had years more of experience with sledding down sand dunes, but it's also doubtful that someone would deduct awesome points for such a badass habit. After a half-hour...

Opportunities Abound If You Know Where to Look

Opportunities Abound If You Know Where to Look

Pamela London

May 15, 2014


Filed under Circuit, OPINION

When my mom picked me up after my first semester at Whitman College, she asked me, "Are you sad that you only have seven semesters left?" At the time, I knew the answer: definitively yes. I was a varsity soccer player and English major-to-be living in Jewett Hall and the best section ever (3-West, fo...

Whitman Fosters Power of Beauty

Whitman Fosters Power of Beauty

May 15, 2014


Filed under Circuit, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

This guest column was written by Allison Bolgiano '14 The spring of my junior year, I had two evening seminars in Maxey. Later in the semester, when I caught sunsets on my walks across Ankeny, I'd savor the golden light that turned Lyman's bricks merlot red and made green, glowing candles out of the leaves on the big trees. Ev...

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