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Artwork featured in Collen Bokens 19 exhibition Perspectives: Binaries in Disruption vary in medium and were all created by queer Whitman alumni.

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor April 19, 2018

This year’s David Nord Award, an annual prize given to students for projects addressing problems that queer communities face, went to junior Colleen Boken and alumna Anna Zheng. Each chose a creative...

PPGA Continues Consent Education

PPGA Continues Consent Education

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter December 8, 2016

This past week, on Tuesday Nov. 29, Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) hosted a collaborative event with All Students for Consent (ASC), called, “What Does Consent Look Like?” This event...

Birkenstock Recall leaves Whitman students shoeless

Birkenstock Recall leaves Whitman students shoeless

Joseph Wood November 13, 2014

Illustration by Emma Rust. Birkenstock Orthopädie GmbH & Co. KG, the German company that manufactures Birkenstocks, announced Friday that they are recalling all Birkenstocks bought since February...

An artist makes some last minute touches to her block. Photo by Marra Clay.

Second-annual Day of the Dead festival draws crowd for art

James Kennedy October 30, 2014

Last weekend, Walla Walla's Day of the Dead printmaking event showed the community both the iconography and culture surrounding the tradition as well as the talent of Whitman's printmaking students....

Overcoming Anxiety Begins With Recognition

Overcoming Anxiety Begins With Recognition

Adam Heymann October 16, 2014

Illustration by Emma Rust. This week I'm tackling something that pervades many of our young minds: anxiety. The Whitman experience can breed persistent distress. There's the desire for academic success,...

Wesleyan University co-ed fraternities wrong solution to stop sexual assault

Wesleyan University co-ed fraternities wrong solution to stop sexual assault

Zan McPherson October 9, 2014

Illustration by Emma Rust. "With equity and inclusion in mind, we have decided that residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years." - President Michael Roth and...

STEM pressure shouldnt decide womens futures

STEM pressure shouldn’t decide women’s futures

Hillary Smith September 25, 2014

Illustration by Emma Rust. First, I want to say that science fascinates me. It and the other fields in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) are crucial to society's development and maintenance. A...

Too Little Too Late for NFL Domestic Violence Policy

Too Little Too Late for NFL Domestic Violence Policy

Dylan Snyder September 11, 2014

  Illustration by Emma Rust. The NFL clearly has a problem on its hands when it comes to domestic violence. This summer, a video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his...

Thrones Entertains Vast Audience

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

Nathan Fisher May 8, 2014

For the past three years, my buddies have tried to get me to watch the HBO series, "Game of Thrones." I steadfastly resisted because my weekly TV-viewing dance card is sadly overbooked. All I heard...

Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Emma Dahl May 1, 2014

In this humble reporter's music-going business, I've often stumbled upon friends and acquaintances with a preference for either male or female vocalists. Where does that preference come from? Do male...

Board of Trustees Seeks Stronger Relationship with Campus

Board of Trustees Seeks Stronger Relationship with Campus

Helen Angell April 24, 2014

With the search for President Bridges's successor in full swing, Whitman College students, staff and faculty have been turning their eyes toward the college's future development. But for the Board...

Sin-counters Revolution Begins

Sin-counters Revolution Begins

Tara McCulloch April 17, 2014

The ever so clever 2014 first-year class has come up with a new way to get through Encounters: drinking. The mastermind behind the trend, Sandy Caine, described how it came into fruition. "I...

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