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Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

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 project to pursue: Boken curated an art exhibition called “Perspectives: Binaries in Disruption”...

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 took place in the Reid Coffee house and featured a panel of four members of ASC discussing consent and...

Birkenstock Recall leaves Whitman students shoeless

Birkenstock Recall leaves Whitman students shoeless

Peter Ramaley

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 2007. The company is worried about a mad cow disease contamination in the leather. Mad Cow D...

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

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. Attendees of the second annual event could see finished students' woodblocks inked up and pressed o...

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, a need to find romantic fulfillment, figuring out how to pay for an expensive private education and th...

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 Board Chair Joshua Boger of Wesleyan University, Sept. 22, 2014 While students in many colleges and uni...

STEM pressure shouldn’t decide women’s 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 recent report by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) found that nearly...

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 unconscious then-girlfriend, now wife Janay Palmer out of an elevator by her hair. Rice had allegedly knocked Palmer ou...

‘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 about "Game of Thrones" was that each hour-long episode was filled with sex and violence and more viole...

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 and female vocals really make that much of a difference in the mood and essence of a song? The obv...

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 of Trustees, the group that will ultimately hire the new college president, looking toward Whitman's long-term future...

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 was super inspired by 'Hind Swaraj' and could totally identify with Gandhi's active non-violence stuff. So I f...

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