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Students on leave turn away from academics and toward themselves

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Ellie Van Gorden, Feature Reporter

September 24, 2020

By now, we’re all familiar with the daily commute from our kitchens to our desks and back. Zoom is now a noun and the timely muting and unmuting of a microphone is an envious talent. But for some Whitman students, this semester exists far outside of a computer screen. They’ve chosen to take a le...

Viva la remote revolución: students and faculty wrestle with online learning

Illustration by Anika Vučićević.

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Feature Reporter

September 17, 2020

The “business of education,” as Dean of Students Kazi Joshua explained last semester, “must continue,” apocalypse notwithstanding. As we held our collective breath waiting for school to resume, the announcement that classes would continue online came as a disappointment that many were secretly anticip...

First year fall FOMO

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Genevieve Vogel, Feature Reporter

September 17, 2020

FOMO— the Fear of Missing Out. Whitman College’s decision to hold fall semester via remote learning left some students feeling FOMO about what is popularly referred to as the “freshman experience.” First years can usually look forward to the fall as a period for self growth, forging friend...

Should students return for the 2020 fall semester?

Sydney Bellon, Columnist

May 1, 2020

It’s fair to say that we are all living day by day, hoping for this pandemic to magically improve overnight. Now that we’ve all gotten a taste of virtual classes, it has become easier to see that classes from home are not something we want to do forever. Interaction is a key part of our college’...

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