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Faculty votes to maintain current grading system

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2020

After much discussion and debate surrounding the fate of Whitman College’s grading system during the COVID-19 pandemic and online distance-learning, the faculty has come to a decision. In short, the...

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Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter November 10, 2016

As part of the ongoing Equality Coffeehouse event, FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) invited a rather unique performer in comedian Gloria Bigelow, who uniquely addressed intersectional...

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert October 5, 2016

Clothing communicates a lot about the individual who wears it: personal style, political affiliation, favorite bands, a preference for wool over fleece or stripes instead of dots. What if, in addition...

Redefining feminism fosters campus conversation about broader inequalities

Redefining feminism fosters campus conversation about broader inequalities

Hillary Smith October 9, 2014

Illustration by Tyle Schuh. Recently I watched an interview that MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry conducted with Roxane Gay, author of a book entitled "Bad Feminist." It struck me as an interesting concept,...

Power and Privilege Symposium Encourages Difficult Discussions

Power and Privilege Symposium Encourages Difficult Discussions

Helen Angell February 20, 2014

The second annual Power and Privilege Symposium is today, Thursday, Feb. 20. The theme of this year's symposium is "Understanding Identity." Classes are canceled, and a variety of panels and workshops...

Cultural Conditioning No Excuse for Selfish Sex

Spencer Wharton November 8, 2012

So, I've been hooking up with this guy for a couple weeks and we recently had sex. The night starts off with me pleasing him orally but he doesn't return the favor and things just lead straight to intercourse....

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