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Over 70 students expressed support for divestment from fossil fuels today by gathering at Memorial Building.  Photos by Marie von Hafften.

Divestment Movement Continues to Gain Momentum

Lachlan Johnson February 21, 2013

Campus Climate Challenge's (CCC) campaign to encourage Whitman to divest from fossil fuels has gained traction on campus, but has met with new challenges as students and administrators disagree over the...

High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

Danielle Broida October 31, 2012

Earth's human population is 7,075,228,550 and growing by the second. Americans constitute five percent of the world's population but consume 24 percent of the world's energy. The relationship between...

Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman October 25, 2012

I dream of an election in which the Green, Libertarian, Constitution and Justice parties are all polling around 17 percent beside the Democrat and Republican, who are doing about as well. Instead, this...

Hydro power highlights green quandary

Sam Chapman October 11, 2012

When you're as fanatical a populist rabble-rouser as I pretend to be, it's easy to see everything in terms of good and evil. It is true that some aspects of the fight to preserve the planet have fewer...

Whitties have power, responsibility to halt Port of Morrow time bomb

Sam Chapman September 27, 2012

There is a blight on the planet that is not in Washington D.C., Alberta or China. It's called the Port of Morrow, it's squatting ninety minutes away in Boardman, Ore., and we have a responsibility to shut...

Campus Climate Challenge plans events, protests dirty energy

Dylan Tull September 29, 2011

When faced with the biggest environmental issues in recent memory, Whitman students are not known to remain silent.   Whitman's Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) has had a history of being in the forefront...

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