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Dear Mom Column

Mom, Advice Columnist

September 29, 2016

Do you miss your mom when you’re at Whitman? Or do you just wish you had a mom at school? Someone who was here to answer your questions and offer you advice? Are there some questions you just can’t ask her? Well that’s where we come in. The Wire is now bringing you an advice column of your very own — ...

It’s okay to ask for help sometimes

Alya Bohr

September 22, 2016

I hate asking for help. Seriously, it’s the worst. If I ever happen to think that I might need to lean on someone, my brain quickly takes care of that nasty little impulse by gently reminding me that asking for help makes me ridiculously weak, stupid and worse than everyone else at Whitman–pr...

Pay attention to effects of pop culture

Pay attention to effects of pop culture

Zan McPherson

March 12, 2015

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. All have witnessed, experienced or at least heard of the "Frozen" craze that swept through American youth in 2013. Like many Disney movies, "Frozen" leapt into children's hearts and didn't seem to leave for, well, an absurdly long time. The movie's effect on child...

Self-reflection, Teaching the Movement help fight back against privilege paralysis

Katy Wills

February 12, 2015

While some new parents may be told that their child is at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or obesity, their white babies don't come with a document warning the parents of the potential for privilege paralysis. I began to understand this condition last year. In April 2014, I attended a workshop...

Advertising, sports have power to reclaim ‘like a girl’

Hillary Smith

February 12, 2015

Of the countless Super Bowl advertisements, one in particular made a deep impression on me. It included clips from an experiment conducted by Always, a feminine hygiene brand, in which people of different ages were asked to mime physical actions –– run, throw, etc. –– "like a girl." The adult...

Huskies season captured in 27-26 loss to #14 Arizona

Garrett Atkinson

November 20, 2014

The University of Washington football team (6-5) fell 27-26 to #14 Arizona (8-2) this past Saturday, Nov. 15 in what has surely been the most disappointing game of the Chris-Peterson era. With less than two minutes remaining and one time out for the Wildcats, the Huskies got a first down at around...

NBA quietly kicks off

Dylan Snyder

November 13, 2014

The NBA is proven drawing card to a variety of fans, but the biggest news tends to come during the summer months when playoff basketball combines with the NBA's player-friendly team movement rule. The biggest stories usually come along late in the season and early in free agency. The NBA has gotten...

Changing Band Lineup Can Drastically Change Sound

Emma Dahl

January 30, 2014

What defines a band? Is it their sound or their lineup? It's not uncommon for musicians to be in flux, for guitarists to switch in and out or for a member to leave to pursue a solo act. But if a band's lineup changes, and this changes their sound, is it still the same band? I believe the answer to...

Baylor freshman will dunk in your face, send you the poster


April 1, 2010

The first time I was exposed to a woman dunking was 2004. That year, Candace Parker won the McDonald's All-American Game Dunk Contest, defeating men's players like J.R. Smith (who would go on to participate in the NBA dunk contest). It was a great day for women's athletics. I thought I had just seen...

Tiger will rise again


March 4, 2010

Eldrick "Tiger" Woods was the highest-paid professional athlete in 2008. He has won 14 professional major golf championships, 71 PGA Tour events and 16 World Golf Championships. He has held the number-one position in the world rankings for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number...

The business of basketball


February 25, 2010

If you have been following the NBA this year, you know that the only thing more exciting than Charles Barkley on live TV is the upcoming free agency season. The possibility of so many superstars finding new teams this off-season is unprecedented in recent history. We're talking about LeBron James,...

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