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The Dirt on Dating

The Dirt on Dating

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Writing an article on Whitman’s Dating scene for the Wire I thought I knew what I would hear. As a second semester junior, I have seen a lot of discontent in some of my peers, myself included, in the options available in the Whitman and Walla Walla communities for dating. Whether it is the small nu...

Ask them out!

September 10, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Welcome back to Bang City! We’re sure that many of you have already noticed the plethora of fine, foxy folks frolicking freely about campus this fall. If you are like us, that probably means you would like to bang every single one of them – at least in that sexual fantasy that somehow always manages...

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Melina Hughes

April 24, 2014


Filed under Humor

Name: Harper Collins Physical age: 22 Metaphorical age: 187 Gender: Non-fiction Female Looking for: Fictional Male, preferably tall, dark and handsome with an air of mystery. Deal-breakers: Predictable plot lines and cliché endings. Deal-makers: Thick spines, tiny type, plot twists, publis...

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Melina Hughes

April 24, 2014


Filed under Humor

Name: Sockette Physical age: three years Physical description: Well-loved poly-cotton blend, shin-high, navy with orange stripes. Looking for: Someone to complete me. Deal-breakers: Holes in toe or heels, unwashed, static cling, tube. Deal-makers: Well worn, but still cozy. I find gol...

Freshman Girl Goes On Best Date Of All Time

Freshman Girl Goes On Best Date Of All Time

Kyle Seasly

February 14, 2013


Filed under Humor

Gathered around a Prentiss Dining Hall brunch table, Jewett Hall resident Gabriela Stevens revealed to her friends that she had gone on "THE BEST DATE EVER" the previous evening. Later, in an exclusive Skype session with the Backpage's romance expert, she revealed the intimate details of this apparent Ro...

Dating discussion focuses on cyber flirting, technology

Shelly Le

April 26, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Last Monday, April 23, Sharon Kaufman-Osborn, a counselor at Whitman, hosted a discussion focused on questions surrounding dating, relationships and self-confidence. Students met at the Glover Alston Center in the evening to express their frustrations with the Whitman dating scene. The event, which was organized by junior Resident Assistant Lillian Bailey, created a forum for students to discuss the difficulty of navigating relationship...

Romance in a Trivial World

March 13, 2012


Filed under Circuit, OPINION

This column was written by Rollo I was with my boyfriend for an entire year before we decided to publicize our relationship on Facebook. Our relationship was stable––the potential for an embarrassing or awkward public internet breakup had almost nothing to do with our decision to delay becoming...

Like A Little, WhitmanEncounters can’t take place of real, sincere interaction

February 23, 2012


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

This column was written by Rollo. "At Whitman, we need no help finding attractive people. Yet a theme of desperation pervades our culture, and the encounters that take place between us often lack the depth and meaning we seek," says the new website WhitmanEncounters.com in its abstract. Created, apparently, as a respon...

Letter to the Editor: Sexually fruitful relationships need not lead to divorce-ridden marriages

February 16, 2012


Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

To the Editor, I am appalled by the uxorial hubris exhibited in the article 'Replacing communication with sex prepares us for divorce!'! I'm surprised by the sophomoric claims made by last week's guest columnist. In my albeit not far-reaching experience, the phenomenon described by the precocious...

‘Dating Doctor’ shares humor, romantic advice

‘Dating Doctor’ shares humor, romantic advice

caitlinhardee

February 2, 2012


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

This article was co-authored by Mallory Martin. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, WEB and Whitman welcomed visiting speaker David Coleman, "The Dating Doctor." Coleman, a sought-after motivational speaker in the midst of a whirlwind national tour, worked the audience masterfully, illuminating unspoken truths about bo...

Replacing communication with sex prepares us for divorce

January 26, 2012


Filed under OPINION

This column was written by Tristan Gavin. I am sure you have heard the statistics on the frighteningly low proportion of successful marriages before, so I won't bore you with numbers. What I will bore you with, however, is my opinion on the cause of this trend, specifically the role sex plays in our s...

Take it slow while dating Chinese girls

Take it slow while dating Chinese girls

Peter Chen

October 6, 2011


Filed under Columnists, Opinion Highlight

My Chinese female friends told me that they allowed their boyfriends to hold their hands after dating for two months and to kiss them after half a year. I bluntly asked how long it would take for them to allow sex with their boyfriends. They said, "Never." My friend Dianna Alma, a sophomore at Whitman, however, told me th...

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