Whitman Wire

Illustration by Paloma Link.

Too old to goof around, too young to be square: walking the tightrope of silliness

Conor Bartol, on “real thin ice, buddy” May 12, 2022

I see people in the street and they say to me, “Conor! It must be nice, living life as a devil-may-care humor writer for the illustrious publication The Whitman Wire! Surely your profession must...

Illustration by Madeleine Stolp.

Loss and mourning: Grieving as a college student

Marian Sandoval Lemus , Campus Life Reporter May 12, 2022

When we talk about grief, we often think of the well-known five stages of the experience: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance; and we often think of them as stages that follow a specific...

A Reflection on the lost years: Jumping from first-year to upperclassman

Jaime Fields , Campus Life Editor May 12, 2022

When we went home in March of my first year at Whitman, we were convinced that we would be back by the fall, that we were only losing a few months. Then fall came and we were online, spring came and we...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

I’m asexual and no that does not mean I am a plant

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor May 12, 2022

I am invisible. Not in the physical sense of course, I am but a human after all. It is more the feeling of walking around campus knowing that everyone I make eye contact with is not actually seeing...

BPK’s Guide to Surviving Being a Third Wheel

Ben Kearney, Been Third Wheeling since I was Two Years Old May 12, 2022

Alright all you lonely hearts club members, the time has come to put you in the spotlight. No, it’s not a ticket onto Love Island, wouldn’t we all love that. But as someone that has been stuck between...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

On the Ethics of Stealing from Parties

Beth Kutina, Self-diagnosed with sticky fingers syndrome May 12, 2022

Ladies, we’ve all been there. A house party. The sweaty bodies bumping into you as you try to dance to the third Grateful Dead song of the night. Your stomach gurgles, the Cleveland Commons veggie...

Illustration by Maude Lustig

Lonesome behind the face

Maude Lustig, Humor Editor May 8, 2020

I felt lonely senior year. I didn’t expect it. I thought it was supposed to be the best year, which is why it took me so long to connect my feelings with the word that described them. By senior year,...

Illustration by Isabella Buchter

Scents of the different majors

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter May 8, 2020

Biology – Formaldehyde and mitochondria  This is pretty self-explanatory; STEM majors out there will understand. These committed individuals exude the scents of the two things that they are most...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

The value of silence

Sydney Bellon, Columnist May 8, 2020

Do you know the feeling when you’re “talking with” someone and it gets awkward?  You feel like you are responsible for coming up with something to say to make the awkward feeling go away, and...

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Taking time to taste

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor May 8, 2020

As I write this, I am sitting on my back porch in Tennessee; my mamma is grilling buns and okra while the bbq is cooking in the crockpot inside. I can smell her bbq, even through thick walls. Good food...

On intimacy and being in love with your friends

May 8, 2020

When I was visiting a close friend of mine during break, on my second day in North Dakota — the second-coldest state in the U.S. — my friend and I went to the supermarket together to buy groceries...

Photo essay: Textures

Photo essay: Textures

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter May 8, 2020

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Whitman news since 1896
Circuit