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OP-ED: Dissecting sustainability

Lauren Olson, First-Year and ASWC Sustainability Committee Member February 6, 2020

Before arriving on campus, I was already intimidated by what I had heard about Whitman’s environmental culture. Whitman has the reputation of being a sustainability-minded school. For me, someone with...

Guardian’s Climate Campaign Fails to Challenge NeoLiberal Status Quo

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist May 5, 2016
It is painful to see a major news outlet ignore questions that need to be asked and criticisms that need to see the light of day—it is painful because it happens over and over again in the media.

Political Plates: Food and California’s Drought

Sarah Cornett February 24, 2016

California’s drought (and that of other western states) isn’t showing signs of improvement. A chronic lack of water has encouraged high temperatures, lowered agricultural production, altered landscapes,...

Climate Changes Intersectionality

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist February 11, 2016
At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.

Is Recycling Really As Important As We Think It Is?

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist December 3, 2015
If we are to have any hope of leaving behind a habitable world for future generations, we need to make lifestyle changes that are truly environmentally impactful—and we need to be brave enough to spread the word.
Hanford advocacy groups hold alternative to State of the Site meeting

Hanford advocacy groups hold alternative to State of the Site meeting

Andy Monserud April 30, 2015

Maxey Auditorium played host to a community-led meeting on the Hanford Nuclear Site on Wednesday, April 29. Organized by a collection of advocacy groups involved in the cleanup at Hanford, the event, along...

Don’t Touch the Tiger!

Jessica Parker January 30, 2015

Cara Delevingne, a model and actress has sparked controversy with her latest photo shoot. She is seen holding a captive lion cub while modeling for TAG Heuer, a watch company. Cara is a self-proclaimed...

Where Did All the Frogs Go?

Where Did All the Frogs Go?

Jessica Parker October 5, 2014

Hello again, animal enthusiasts! Today we have some exciting news along to go along with the usual dose of pessimism. A new species of poison dart frog was discovered in Donoso, Panama!   This...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

Andy Monserud April 17, 2014

Last week, the Office of Communications announced that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has been selected as this year's commencement speaker.  Jewell, the former CEO of R.E.I., will address...

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Lorah Steichen October 31, 2013

While many Whitman students spent the third weekend of October consumed in midterm studies, members of Campus Climate Challenge were off campus engaging in a weekend of activism. Eight students traveled...

Fracking Offers Few Unbiased Answers

Fracking Offers Few Unbiased Answers

Dani Hupper October 10, 2013

The public debate on hydraulic fracturing (the process of pumping a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to crack rock formations and release natural gas) is nearly impossible to follow....

Internships Provide Professional Avenues for Students’ Environmental Passions

Serena Runyan September 12, 2013

This summer, several environmentally conscious Whitman students flooded the internship scene. Their experiences ranged from collecting data in the field, editing radio advertisements or protesting with...

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