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“If I’m being completely honest, I volunteered to get vaccinated”: Students debate ethics of receiving vaccinations early

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

As one-sixth of Walla Walla County residents receive their final Pfizer shot, Whitman students question the ethics of volunteering to get vaccinated. In partnership with Walla Walla Volunteer Corps,...

I can’t believe I have to say this, but vulnerable populations need the vaccine more than you

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor March 25, 2021

This article has been updated from the version published Issue 6 of the Wire’s print publication. On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, an email claiming there were “no restrictions on eligibility today at...

Be nice to vegans

Victoria Helmer, Columnist November 12, 2020

Vegans have a bad rap, but I think they’re just a misunderstood bunch. Tino Mori, a Wire opinion section alum, wrote a wonderful article in 2015 where they recognized that veganism, while morally applaudable,...

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Taking on Trumpism

Alex Brockman and Olivia Gilbert February 16, 2017

In the weeks since the inauguration of President Trump, a lot has happened. With so much change, grappling with the events unfolding under the Trump administration is challenging. From the disciplines...

Illustration by Coopper-Ellis

Vivisection questions taboos

Anuradha Lingappa October 23, 2014

A few weeks ago, I did an experiment in biology lab that involved cutting open the body cavity of a live frog and dripping adrenaline onto its still-beating heart. The results, a dramatically increased...

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Preacher-turned-atheist Dan Barker raises questions of religion, ethics

Alex Hagen November 17, 2011

On Saturday, Nov. 12, outspoken atheist Dan Barker gave an extensive, thought-provoking presentation on religion and ethics in contemporary America. Barker, who worked as an evangelical preacher for...

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