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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Growing up, growing apart and growing together

Sneh Chachra, Feature Writer April 20, 2023

Recently, I got into an argument with my brother. We both realized that our old tactics — fist fights and verbal banter that went too far — were not how we wanted to handle things anymore. It's no...

Photo by Andrew Schwartz

‘I’m Going to Go Chill in the Bathroom’

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor October 19, 2017
Highlight number three occurs on the dancefloor, where we boogy and shimmy buckwild to the 1996 Mark Morrison's hit, “Return of the Mack.”

Friendships are closer than they appear

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor February 2, 2017

I know that for many Asian Americans, they are caught in what feels like no-man’s land. Growing up, at first they may not understand that they are not the typical ‘American’ until someone rudely...

Clinton Family Christmas Wish List

Megumi Rierson, Humor Writer December 1, 2016

The Clintons have seen better days. In the wake of a momentous election and the slow drip of appointments straight from the basket of deplorables, the holidays are bound to be more tense than they were...

Illustration by Cooper-Ellis

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Audrey Kelly October 16, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. It's the people, not the perks, that are important to Whitman students when it comes to religious holidays. Celebrating with the people they know is what is important...

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Alisha Agard May 1, 2014
Graduation is coming just around the corner and the senior friends I've watched write theses and study for oral exams will be walking across the stage and bidding farewell to the place they've studied for the last four years. All of the late nights, early mornings, stress and hard work has finally proven to be worth it when each graduate walks away with a degree in hand. The smiles and tears of happiness from family members and friends will fill the atmosphere with happiness and positivity for most, but not all on May 25.

Quiz: What Excessive Holiday Dish Are You?

Andy Monserud December 9, 2013

American tradition is loaded with food. All of our holidays, especially in the latter half of the year, mandate feasts heavy on meat, potatoes and sugars. Which narcolepsy-inducing family meal are you? When...

The Fellowship of the Ringers

The Fellowship of the Ringers

Lindsey Holdren March 29, 2013

Kiwis refer to The Lord of the Rings fans as "Ringers." My family is a rabid group of Ringers and we fed our hunger for all things Tolkienian (and my hunger for all things filmic) with a safari-style tour...

How I Met My Mothers Mothers Mother

How I Met My Mother’s Mother’s Mother

Quin Nelson March 7, 2013
One author's journey to find their ancestors at a local church, turns into a life changing experience.
Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Adam Brayton February 14, 2013
When senior Nick Marquiss sat down at his first Encounters class, he found himself sitting across the table from the same professor who taught his father decades before.
Illustration by Ruth Hwang

Fall in love with ‘Finding Nemo’ all over again in a new dimension

Nathan Fisher September 20, 2012
Feeling nostalgic for the Pixar movies of years past? Need a reminder of your childhood? Nathan Fisher recommends revisiting "Finding Nemo," which has been recently re-released in 3D.

More than just a good meal

Sara Portesan January 14, 2012

A quick note on the host family experience...   As an only child, I have never and probably will never completely understand what it is like to have a sibling. It is one of the reasons I requested...

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