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Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Shelly Le

May 1, 2014

"Class is invisible. You can dress and act a different way and no one would ever really know what you might be struggling with. First-generation students really are in an invisible category." As the adviser for Whitman's First Generation and Working Class Club, Professor of History Julie Charlip ...

Senate Round Up April 6

Abby Seethoff

April 14, 2014

During its April 6 meeting, the ASWC Senate approved a finance request, recognized a club, and passed some legislation. After some debate, Club Latino's request for $1,600 (an increase from its original request for $1000) to send five students to the Rose City Salsa and Timba Festival in Portland pas...

Hispanic Heritage Month emphasizes collaboration

Members of Club Latino include, from left to right: Eduardo Vasquez, Ashley Hansack, Cynthia Ramos, Fabiola Ochoa, Jackie Bonilla, Franchesca Cortes, Brenda Zarazua, Amalia Sletmoe, Hannah Horner, and Brian Acosta. Club Latino organizes many Hispanic Heritage Month events. Photos by Ben Woletz.

Elise Tinseth

September 13, 2012

Beginning Sept. 15, Club Latino, the Intercultural Center and La Casa Hispana will be hosting a plethora of events on campus to celebrate and raise awareness for Hispanic Heritage Month. In past years, Club Latino celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a tradition called grito de independencia on the steps in front of Penrose Library. "At midnight on September 15, Mexico's Independence Day, we come to the library to do ...

Club Latino members attend Harvard conference

Emily Lin-Jones

April 19, 2012

Four members of Whitman's Club Latino traveled across the country to attend the 15thannual Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference in Cambridge, Mass. last Friday, April 13. The conference spanned four days, bringing together Latino students and prominent Latino professionals from around the United States. Alumnus Pedro Galvao '10 helped organize this year's conference around the theme of "The Rising Latino: ...

10 facts about Whitman’s Black Student Union

Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen

Molly Johanson

November 10, 2011

1. It is one of the largest diversity clubs that is run through the Intercultural Center with close to 100 listserv members and about 30 core members. 2. The club meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Glover Alston Center. 3. The club regularly discusses issues of diversity that may not get talked abou...

Club Latino breathes new life into Dia de los Muertos

Club Latino breathes new life into Dia de los Muertos


November 4, 2009

From a mural in Reid to a dance at La Casa Hispaña, Club Latino is shaking up Dia de los Muertos this year, emphasizing less formal and more unstructured ways of involving the Whitman community. "We've always had a lot of fun putting together Dia de los Muertos activities," said junior Taneeka Hansen, a mem...

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