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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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A birds eye view of Copenhagen from the Round Tower.

Getting in Touch with my Other Heritage

Aleida Fernandez March 12, 2014
Growing up I have always been identified - and truthfully, often have identified myself - as Cuban. I am one half Cuban from my dad's side, and from that half I inherited my outward appearance: olive skin, almond-shaped eyes, thick eyebrows, "Latina curves," loads of leg hair. I am also one half Western European. Start in Germany and move west and I've got a drop of blood from practically all of those countries, the largest from Denmark. My "Latina look," however, put me in an Hispanic corner that I was not ashamed of but was also not 100 percent comfortable with.
One of the funky statues in Old Town.

Sticker Shock

Aleida Fernandez February 27, 2014

Today I looked at the Twenty Most Expensive Cities in the World. Two of the cities on the list I will be traveling to for Spring Break: London, the number one most expensive city, and Stockholm, Sweden,...

Gynosperm means naked seed

Rachael Barton February 9, 2014

I'm not a huge plant person, even though I'm a biology major. There is one thing I remember quite clearly from my intro to biology course, however: gymnosperm means naked seed. The term "gymnosperm"...

The Alps over Mariazell.

Back From Abroad: Students Share Their Stories

Emily Lin-Jones January 30, 2014
Three juniors share their favorite memories from their recent semester abroad.

Grateful Norovirus Apologizes for What It Did to Whitman Baseball Team

Matt Raymond March 7, 2013
Humor writer Matthew "Overweight" Raymond examines the relationship between the Norovirus and the Whitman Baseball team.

Whitman alum’s ‘RAPtivism’ album spreads positive message worldwide

Alex Hagen April 5, 2012
'RAPtivism,' a hip-hop album by Whitman alumnus Aisha Fukushima ’09, has finally been released after years of traveling, recording and post-production. Fukushima, who was able to produce the album thanks to her Watson Fellowship, traveled extensively in Africa, Europe and Asia.

Direct from Copenhagen: U.S. Congress prevents progress

Lisa Curtis December 9, 2009
U.S. delegation fears another 1997 when they refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. U.S. wants developing countries to commit to set emissions.
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