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On feeling out of place in the classroom

Nana Kumagai, Columnist November 18, 2021

I still remember the first day when I arrived here at Whitman. As soon as I made it to campus, I walked into Cleveland to get something to eat after a long, stressful flight. I entered and looked around,...

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We need more diversified classrooms

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist October 28, 2021

When I applied to liberal arts colleges in the United States, my hope was not only to establish and have valuable interactions with my professors but also to engage with various perspectives within the...

Cleveland Commons only pretends to be diverse on their menu

Nana Kumagai, Columnist October 21, 2021

Thick, dense, salty soup with an awful amount of white mushrooms floating around—no, these are not the words used to describe a miso soup. But they do describe the “miso soup” I had in Cleveland...

Dear white LGBTQIA+ community

Alanna Sherman , Columnist September 30, 2021

All human beings with marginalized identities are worthy of love and compassion, but is important to acknowledge that we can be at once marginalized, and still hold identities that grant us powers of the...

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Whitman College: Homebase for All

Rosa Woolsey , News Reporter September 26, 2019

As Whitman's class of 2023 finishes up their first month of college, they also make history as the institution’s most diverse class yet. 425 students make up this class, coming from 34 states and 25...

Exclusion and the Decline of Greek Life

Alondra Contreras, Opinion Columnist May 3, 2018

What has been happening with Greek life this year? That is a great question and I know there has been many remarks about the way Greek life at Whitman has been handling certain situations. Last year, there...

Tokenization in Greek Life

Jordon Crawford, Columnist March 1, 2018

As an international student, my idea of Greek Life was very tainted. On one hand, you had the rich, stuck-up jocks who took pleasure in being called “Frat Boys” and in hazing pledges. On the other...

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What’s in a Mission Statement?

Christy Carley, News Editor February 1, 2018

On January 16, after months of feedback, meetings and revisions, President Kathy Murray presented the Whitman community with the final draft of the college’s new mission statement to be discussed by...

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All Four Years: Diversity Work at Whitman

Martina Pansze, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2018
Despite the fact that the meaning of the word “diversity” has become murky from years of imprecision and tired overuse, it remains firmly planted in the limelight.
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ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

Erin Lopez, News Reporter November 15, 2017

ASWC has yet to make a decision on a piece of legislation that would make the Director of Diversity and Inclusion a voting member. Legislation has been drafted, support gained, but no decision has been...

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Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 17, 2017

In an elite and overwhelmingly white liberal arts college such as Whitman, there is always talk about how there should be more diversity, especially in terms of race and ethnicity. The college holds a...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter April 6, 2017

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s...

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