Whitman Wire

Clinton Leads Sanders in Effort to End Racism

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

March 10, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

When Hillary Clinton called for greater accountability during her speech in Harlem, it was a groundbreaking moment.

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The Cost(s) of an Education

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

February 4, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Second semester is upon us, and as a senior Gender Studies major, that means it is time to get cracking on my thesis. Some of you might be struggling to fill your distribution credits, deciding on your major, or, for Jan-starts, just getting your first taste of the college experience. As someone who...

Finding Support in the End of the World

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

December 10, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Post-apocalyptic stories aren't just a fad, they are something that modern youth relate to, precisely because they shed light on the world which they are growing into.

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The Poke Narrative

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

November 19, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

By not assigning its own meaning to acts of friendship, Pokémon games allow players to create it themselves, weaving a narrative that may not be represented fully in the game, but which is tailored uniquely for each user.

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Fresh perspectives yield personal growth

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist

September 17, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Stories matter. This is hardly a controversial statement. Here at Whitman College, media organizations like The Pioneer and quarterlife, among others, are founded upon the idea that stories and journalism have something important to contribute to campus culture. Every year, the Summer Shakes progra...

Faint: An Introduction

Benjamin Shoemake

September 14, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Stories matter. This is hardly a controversial statement. Here at Whitman College, media organizations like The Pioneer and "quarterlife," among others, are founded upon the idea that stories and journalism have something important to contribute to campus culture. Every year, the Summer Shakes program ...

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