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Whitman Science Department Needs Diversity

Whitman Science Department Needs Diversity

Anuradha Lingappa

February 13, 2014

At first glance, the Hall of Science, with its fancy chemistry equipment, lecture halls with built-in computer desks and display cases of taxidermy animals, might seem like it has something for everyone. However, there is one thing that the Whitman College science department is seriously lacking: racial...

Divest Whitman Hopes Personal Letters Lead to Public Response

Divest Whitman Hopes Personal Letters Lead to Public Response

Lane Barton

February 6, 2014

When dialogue does not produce a desired result, the written word can be a successful alternative. Such is the hope of the members of Divest Whitman, who have been delivering letters written by alumni and current students to President George Bridges  that argue for public declaration in support of divestment from the Whitman ...

Hotline Miami Horrifies, Thrills

Hotline Miami Horrifies, Thrills

Toby Alden

January 30, 2014

Violent video games are an enduring and well-documented cultural phenomenon. Of the 10 best-selling video games of 2013, seven contained some form of armed combat. One one hand, this isn't surprising. Since video games are games, they usually have conditions for winning and losing, and more often than not, these conditions are synonymous with killing and...

Bon Appétit’s New Holiday Menu Polarizing

Bon Appétit’s New Holiday Menu Polarizing

Molly Johanson

December 12, 2013

"Do you want ham, turkey or peppermint bark?" This week's greeting at Bon Appétit's Fire and Spice is a little different than usual. For the rest of the semester, Bon Appétit has decided to bring some holiday cheer to the menu. "This is really what Bon App is all about. Giving the students what they want ....

Counseling Center Lacks Sufficient Resources for Students

Counseling Center Lacks Sufficient Resources for Students

Lorah Steichen

December 5, 2013

College students are typically under a range of pressures and subject to immense amounts of stress that can take a toll on their mental health. According to Counseling Center Director Thacher Carter, over a quarter of the Whitman student population is currently utilizing counseling resources on campus.  In the 2011...

Alaska Air’s Flight Cutoff Time Shortened

Alaska Air’s Flight Cutoff Time Shortened

Sam Grainger-Shuba

November 14, 2013

Whitman College students will no longer be able to catch flights last minute out of Walla Walla, which may cause frustration during the end of semester rush to return home. Effective on Oct. 30, Horizon/Alaska Air of the Walla Walla airport changed its cutoff time for checking into a flight from 30 minutes to 40 minutes, specif...

ASWC Resolution Encourages Greater Counseling Resources

ASWC Resolution Encourages Greater Counseling Resources

Lorah Steichen

November 14, 2013

Although the Counseling Center on campus is available to all Whitman College students, recent efforts from ASWC have moved to ensure that the center is not only open to all students but is also able to serve all students' needs. ASWC Senate passed a resolution on Nov. 3 supporting the creation of an additio...

State of the State Provides Students Real-World Experience

State of the State Provides Students Real-World Experience

River Sterne

October 23, 2013

At Whitman College, most students agree that their classes are vital in developing their personal and academic passions. Certain classes have a reputation for bringing the best out of students, allowing them to immerse themselves in areas in which they are interested. One of the classes that best fits this des...

Different in Similarity

Different in Similarity

Adam Heymann

October 17, 2013

Classical and jazz. Punk and metal. These pairs of music movements have much in common. The truth is, though, they are all quite different in their sounds as well as their cultures. Some set the stage for dance, others are meant for pure intellectual contemplation and some exist for pure rebellion an...

Filibusters Waste Taxpayers’ Time

Filibusters Waste Taxpayers’ Time

Andy Monserud

October 3, 2013

  Filibuster. Filibuster. It's a fun word, isn't it? J.K. Rowling thought so when she named a fictional brand of magical fireworks after it. It sounds so silly and happy-go-lucky. What isn't funny is the fact that a filibuster is even more idiotic than it sounds. Chronically aimless and generally futil...

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