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Actors who should play Mario instead of Chris Pratt

Sammy Fitts, Single (X) Taken (X) Gamer(?) October 7, 2021

The internet cried out on the Sept. 23 2021, when Nintendo announced that Chris Pratt would be the starring voice in the Super Mario Bros movie. There is obviously one major problem with this casting:...

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Whitman alum and New York Times reporter Cecilia Kang returns to campus to promote her book

Lily Yost, News Reporter September 23, 2021

Cecilia Kang, Whitman ‘94 graduate and writer for the New York Times, returned to campus on Sept. 10 to speak about her bestselling book, An Ugly Truth. Kang’s book exposes Facebook's internal...

The business of fake news: How algorithms influence our opinions

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist October 15, 2020

The spread of information, news, personal ideas and stories through the internet has created a world where it seems like everything is at your fingertips. However, these online spaces have also created...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Facebook’s new advertising policy

Mat Chapin, Columnist November 7, 2019

In the past couple of weeks, Mark Zuckerberg has come under increasing scrutiny for Facebook’s policy concerning false and un-fact checked political advertising. In what seems to be a response to right-wing...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Insidious Advertising Corrupts our Lives

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor February 16, 2017

In childhood, it started with the commercials on all of our favorite TV channels, but as we’ve gotten older, advertisements have morphed and adapted with us and to us. Lately, no matter where you’re...

Illustration by Julie Peterson.

Whitman Updates Advertising Strategy with Social Media

Josephine Adamski April 17, 2014

  Starting this year, Whitman College is increasing its presence in the fast-paced social media world. Whitman is integrating social media into its advertising strategies in order to help Whitman...

Its Complicated: couple not posting enough photos on facebook

It’s Complicated: couple not posting enough photos on facebook

Tara McCulloch February 13, 2014

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, first-year Tasha Simmons is worried her boyfriend, first-year Dale Cane, is not posting enough pictures on Facebook to showcase their love. "He posted a few selfies...

Facebook Statuses Self-Promote

Kyle Seasly September 26, 2013

If you have a Facebook, you've probably seen certain articulate statuses that say something along the lines of "uggggggh this is the worst." The poster will get a couple comments that question the person's...

Tech Work More Sensible with a Few Simple Rules

Blair Hanley Frank April 25, 2013

It's been a wonderful four years writing the tech column for The Pio. But all good things must come to an end. Since I'm going to be leaving campus and taking them with me, I figured I'd share my rules...

Illustration by Luke Hampton

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Nathan Fisher April 11, 2013

For almost two years I've had the awesome job of writing movie reviews for The Pio––Friday night: the theater with a tub of popcorn; Saturday morning: Zip off a short review. Easy! Never thinking...

Illustration by Eduardo Vazquez

‘Bang With Friends’ Will Revolutionize Sex

Maggie Mae Lemaris April 11, 2013

Bang With Friends, a Facebook-linked website that took only two hours to code, has the potential to change sex forever. I would even go so far as to argue that Bang With Friends is the most innovative...

Students Sense Hazard in Social Media Outlets

Emily Williams March 7, 2013

The quiet room echoes with the soft sound of many busy fingers on keyboards, but among the rows of students hard at work, a few students surreptitiously check their notifications, while others respond...

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