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Should Power & Privilege be mandatory?

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2020

This year’s Power & Privilege (P&P) Symposium theme is “build bridges and not walls.” As you attend sessions and consider this structural metaphor, I would like you to think of the symposium’s actual structure. While P&P sessions tackle the controversies of Greek life and queer faith, ...

From Residence Halls to Wedding Halls: Marriage at Whitman and Walla Walla University

Harry Kelso

April 12, 2018

Whether it be at Whitman, Walla Walla University, or wherever else, one’s first year at college is the opening to many directions in life. Across the board, one thing college students are interested in navigating is a relationship. While far more of us end up with confusion rather than clarity, a sel...

ASWC Has Improved, But Engagement Still Problematic

Illustration by Eduardo Vazquez

Blair Hanley Frank

April 18, 2013

When I wrote my election season column last semester, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) was in dire straits. A disjointed communications strategy and ineffectual leadership made for a political entity that seemed distant from the students it was supposed to represent. There's good news, though. ASWC has made vast improvements since l...

ASWC must improve spaces for engagement

Blair Hanley Frank

April 12, 2012

ASWC faces a crisis of engagement. The Executive Council forum last week was attended by no more than 20 people (myself included). Given that members of the EC will sit on key college committees and can affect Whitman's direction for years to come, it was appalling to me to see so few people show up....

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