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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Microsoft donates to expand computer science program

Microsoft donates to expand computer science program

Nolan Bishop October 16, 2014

Illustration by Eddy Vazquez. Whitman College, in their efforts to establish a more substantial and competitive computer science program, recently solicited a significant contribution from the Microsoft...

Black-ish Illuminates Lack of Diversity in Modern American Network Television

Black-ish Illuminates Lack of Diversity in Modern American Network Television

Veronika Kiss October 16, 2014
The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Sanford and Son--like Black-ish--confronted racial issues head-on, with a disregard for political correctness that puts modern network television’s "edginess" to shame. Even so, their black characters had purpose beyond proving political points about racism. Like Andre, they were complicated, realistic, human characters who had to confront their own prejudices even as they confronted the prejudices aimed at them.
USA basketball powers forward to World Cup win

USA basketball powers forward to World Cup win

Dylan Snyder September 25, 2014

Illustration by Eddy Vazquez. Over the course of the past month, some of the world's best basketball players assembled in Barcelona, Spain for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Team USA was without some...

Social media plays significant role where traditional media fails

Social media plays significant role where traditional media fails

Alisha Agard September 18, 2014
Twitter was my main news outlet during the Ferguson uprisings because people who were actually on the ground — and being shot at with rubber bullets and tear gas — were tweeting to keep others informed. The mainstream news only focused on the question of whether Michael Brown deserved to die, so my only accurate information came from Twitter.
Tech Boom Leads to Two San Franciscos

Tech Boom Leads to Two San Franciscos

Anuradha Lingappa September 11, 2014
Although Silicon Valley technology has given rise to some amazing things, I don’t think it can ever be as important as the lived experiences San Franciscans have had during the past several centuries. Despite bringing in lots of money, the tech industry isn’t the heart of the Bay Area.
Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Sam Grainger-Shuba April 10, 2014
By the start of the 2015-2016 school year, Whitman will inaugurate its 14th president. The college is about to begin the search for President George Bridges's successor with the newly formed search committee.
Cartoon: Bugs and Humans

Cartoon: Bugs and Humans

Luke Hampton April 1, 2014

Cartoon by Eddy Vazquez.

New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

Daniel Kim March 13, 2014
In April, citizens of Walla Walla will be voting on a new bond to renovate aging Walla Walla High School. It was created in response to the rejection of a previous bond to update the school last spring.
Counseling Center Addresses Increased Student Demand

Counseling Center Addresses Increased Student Demand

Drew Edmonds March 6, 2014
This month, the Counseling Center decided to go through with hiring a new counselor in accordance with an ASWC resolution passed last semester. The addition of another counselor is a response to the increasing demand and sometimes limited availability of counseling services on campus.
Senior Ethan Dederick Advances to Second Round of Mars One Application

Senior Ethan Dederick Advances to Second Round of Mars One Application

Josephine Adamski February 27, 2014
Senior Ethan Dederick has passed the first round of applications to be on the first manned mission to Mars. Getting accepted into the program would mean that Dederick gets a one-way ticket to Mars. In other words, he wouldn’t be returning to Earth.
Divest Whitman Moves in New Direction

Divest Whitman Moves in New Direction

Sarah Cornett February 20, 2014
Despite the Board of Trustees stating in a letter released on Feb. 8 that Whitman will not divest from fossil fuel companies, the student group Divest Whitman hasn't lost sight of their goal for the college to divest.
Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Daniel Kim February 20, 2014
After serving as ­­Senator for the Fall semester, senior Nilce Alvarez has decided to take step down from her position on Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) due to health reasons.
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