Whitman Wire

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 grading system will remain in its traditional A, B, C, D, F form. According to Faculty Chair a...

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Photo by Samarah Uribe Mendez

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 issues across the board. Her exuberance and expressiveness brought her comedy to life and kept...

The Spectrum Apparel

Photo by Jackie Greisen

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 to this list, clothing could convey something more meaningful–such as recognition of the broad...

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, since I personally don't believe in the idea of a "good feminist." Some of the "bad feminist" acti...

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 have been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  While the symposium is part of the ongoing effort to address i...

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. I want him to go down on me but I don't know how to suggest it. Should I just come right out a...

Whitman news since 1896