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Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Sarah Cornett

October 11, 2012

Walla Walla High School has over 25 active student-organized clubs, but until last year there was no Gay-Straight Alliance. Senior Gabe Gonzales and juniors Tegan Coleman and Rosa Tobin knew that their school lacked a unified safe space for GLBTQ-identified students. Last September, the three students came together to create the resourc...

Struggle to stop sexual violence engenders artistic expression

Mallory Martin

April 19, 2012

The stand against sexual violence on campus has taken a creative turn. With the "Take Back the Night" rally today, April 19 and the release of a new zine, "Breaking Ground," Whitman College students seek to combat sexual assault with artistic expression. Over the past month, Whitman has seen growing...

Campus publications to spark discussion about LGBTQ issues, sexual assault

Karah Kemmerly

April 12, 2012

Whitman will soon see two new publications on campus that give students the opportunity to explore complicated issues. Seniors Ellie Newell, Mehera Nori and Alice Minor, who are all members of Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment, have conceived a zine, titled "Break Ground," which will focus...

It Gets Better Project raises awareness, draws critiques

Dan Savage during his interview with Whitman Pioneer's News Co-Editor, Rachel Alexander.  Photo Credit: Marie von Hafften

Rachel Alexander

April 28, 2011

Queer kids growing up in the United States right now are living through "the best of times and the worst of times" according to visiting speaker Dan Savage. Although same-sex couples are gaining rights and awareness across the nation, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) individuals still...

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