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Are comedians more reliable than news outlets?

Are comedians more reliable than news outlets?

Sydney Bellon, Columnist

March 12, 2020

During these turbulent and controversial times in politics, it has been interesting to watch the many examples of late-night hosts and comedians who have taken on the role of political news sources. Some of our biggest informants are the cast of SNL, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Trevor Noah and Hasan M...

Understanding the impeachment process from the perspectives of the Whitman community

Jessica Lilly, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Impeachment — the issue dominating national headlines — has drawn varying levels of attention from the Whitman community. Of the 15 students in the dining hall asked by The Wire to go on record about the impeachment, nine declined to comment, citing lack of knowledge on the topic. Among response...

WWIII isn’t going to happen, but you should still care

WWIII isn’t going to happen, but you should still care

Elise Sanders, Columnist

February 2, 2020

After Qasem Soleimani, a powerful and influential Iranian general, was killed in Baghdad by an airstrike ordered by President Trump, millions took their anxieties to social media. Many feared a third World War would occur. Young Americans dreaded a draft. Any optimism for the new year crumbled befor...

Don’t believe Trump’s Biden-Ukraine smear

Sean Gannon, Columnist

October 19, 2019

When it comes to weaponizing misinformation for political gain, Donald Trump is a talented man. Just ask Hillary Clinton. Trump capitalized on her sloppiness with her private email server, hammering in the “but Hillary’s emails...” exaggerations and lies until a majority of Americans thought s...

Schmitz Gives Last Speech of 35-Year Tenure

Tywen Kelly, Publisher

May 3, 2018

On Tuesday May 1, David Schmitz, the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, delivered a talk titled, “Assessing President Trump’s Foreign Policy: America First versus American Internationalism.” Schmitz lectured about Trump’s ostensible lack of a foreign policy in Maxey Auditorium for 20 minute...

Trump Lashes Out Against Athletic Protests

Trump Lashes Out Against Athletic Protests

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

October 4, 2017

The world is fed up, and the sports world is catching up. Donald Trump’s repeated message of racial intolerance is infuriating a large portion of the population, and athletes are using their public platform to take a stand. The protests began last season, when then San Francisco 49ers quarterback,...

Trump’s Climate Change Challenge

Trump’s Climate Change Challenge

Jack Fleming, Columnist

September 10, 2017

American political leaders are typically swept into office on a tidal wave of partisan fervor driven by their own campaign rhetoric. This was especially true in the 2016 election; the partisan lines drawn during the rancorous and divisive campaign season were impossible to ignore. But after the dust s...

French Election Signals Danger

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

May 4, 2017

If you have ever wondered what the female version of Trump would be like, the answer is Marine Le Penn, one of the candidates in the French presidential elections, who is now in the second and final stage against Emmanuel Macron. Many remember her for going against her father for the leadership of ...

Locking Horns with the Past

Wil Kotnik, Blogger

April 4, 2017

This has been a busy few weeks, and Trump has been attempting to assert his competence in the oval office by making true the commitments he made during his campaign. As promised, he immediately went about trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. The ACA has, sinc...

Killing the Conservative Paradigm

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist

February 5, 2017

In years past, both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have closely represented the views of their respective parties. This is no such year. The campaign promises of President Donald J. Trump show just how atypical of a Republican President he will be. The change of the Republi...

Whitman and the A.C.A.

Kate Grumbles, News Writer

January 26, 2017

While uncertainty shrouds the future of American healthcare, Whitman health services will remain largely unaffected

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

Marra Clay, Publisher

January 26, 2017

General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary

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