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Getting in Touch with my Other Heritage

A bird's eye view of Copenhagen from the Round Tower.

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 W...

Sticker Shock

One of the funky statues in Old Town.

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, number 15. Next week I jet off to Copenhagen, Denmark, number 10. Tickets to get there were not the ...

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" comes from the Greek word for "naked seeds." The word "gymnasium" also derives from the same root,...

Back From Abroad: Students Share Their Stories

The Alps over Mariazell.

Emily Lin-Jones

January 30, 2014

In the fall semester of 2013, more than half of the available off-campus studies options were being offered to Whitman students for the first time ever. Some of these proved popular, while some attracted only one or two intrepid students to test the waters. In the meantime, Whitman's older partner programs...

Grateful Norovirus Apologizes for What It Did to Whitman Baseball Team

Matt Raymond

March 7, 2013

As the Whitman Missionaries baseball bus sped back from Caldwell, Idaho like a potato in a slingshot, catcher Mack Harden '15 looked behind him and laughed as yet another one of his teammates doubled over and began vomiting. "Back of the bus!" he jeered without mercy, pointing towards the quarantine...

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

Alex Hagen

April 5, 2012

RAPtivism, a hip-hop album by Whitman alumna 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. The fellowship awarded ...

Direct from Copenhagen: U.S. Congress prevents progress

Lisa Curtis

December 9, 2009

If attending the United Nations 15th climate conference in Copenhagen has taught me anything, it is the incredible power of the United States Congress. I really want to like the U.S. delegation. I just got out of a briefing with Jonathan Pershing, the Special Envoy for Climate Change and Lisa Jackson,...

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