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Asteroid Heads Towards Earth, No One Cares

Anthony Reale, Professional Pessimist

February 23, 2017

Last Tuesday, NASA discovered an asteroid the size of Canada headed straight for the United States. No panic was caused, however, as no one gives a shit about the Earth anymore. “It’s pretty much time the Earth gets what’s coming to it, after all the shit we’ve caused in the Solar System,...

Finding Support in the End of the World

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

December 10, 2015

Post-apocalyptic stories aren't just a fad, they are something that modern youth relate to, precisely because they shed light on the world which they are growing into.

‘Oblivion’ Visually Stunning, Lacks Plot

Illustration by Ruth Hwang

Nathan Fisher

April 25, 2013

After a grueling week of studying, I looked forward to escaping to the theater to sit back, relax, have a few laughs and be entertained. Unfortunately, the only new movie released this week was the sci-fi movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise. I halfheartedly convinced one of my RA buddies that the movie would be good. Well, the movie st...

One-time payment for biodiversity raises ethical concerns

Sam Chapman

February 23, 2012

More than a decade ago today, as reported in Science Magazine, a conference of scientists with the calculatedly alarming name of "Defying Nature's End" released a set of suggestions for world governments to follow in order to preserve the Earth's biodiversity. "Biodiversity," like "sustainable," is a...

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