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Seniors cope with finishing final requirements virtually

Photos by Dana Kendrick

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

May 13, 2020

As the Class of 2020 reconciles with their last few weeks at Whitman, they are also finishing their final assessments under completely unexpected circumstances. Social distancing and online distance-learning have tinged their concluding experience with a sense of loss. Senior studio art major Ellen Ingwerson desc...

Students’ Optimism Withers as Semester Reaches Close

Rebecca Gluck, Fruit Dehydrator

April 27, 2017

With only a few weeks left in the spring semester, and with finals quickly approaching, Whitman students are starting to feel the end-of-school-year stress. In addition to the lack of sleep and lack of money for alcohol, most students have expressed a sense of impending doom looming over them. For...

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Marie von Hafften

May 15, 2013

Final exams ended on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 p.m. By 4:30 p.m. several hundred students filled the Reid sidelawn and pelted each other with colorful powder in MECCA and the South Asian Student Association (SASA)'s annual celebration of Holi. Due to cleaning issues resulting from last year's celebration,...

Summer Movie Preview

Illustration by Luke Hampton

Nathan Fisher

May 2, 2013

Sun's out, shorts on, jacket ditched, finals looming and summer vacation with lots of time for movies is just around the corner. New releases coming out this summer thankfully seem interesting and filled with huge explosions and a few laughs. Here's a brief list of the movies that have caught my eye to ...

Writing their own prescription: Whitman students abuse Adderall to tackle workload

Credit: Catie Bergman

Shelly Le

February 23, 2012

Scholastic pressure at Whitman can be tremendous, especially as midterms approach and the end of the semester looms ahead. Some students turn to using Adderall without a prescription to help them manage their heavy workload. "I didn't feel compelled to take it, but I did have an all-nighter in front...

Your finals essay vocab guide

Tabor Martinsen

December 8, 2011

With finals just around the corner, it is always helpful to try and impress your professors one last time. Here, at your disposal, is a list of words/phrases that can possibly increase your grade by up to five percent if used correctly. Whether it's in a class discussion, oral presentation or lab report,...

Bring Christmas to Your Finals!

Illustration: Eddy Vazquez

Dana Thompson

December 8, 2011

Final exams don't have to be dreary and dull! With the help of the Backpage, you can make them exciting and just plain merry: by bringing Christmas to your finals! Here are some ideas to get you started: Put jingle bells on the tips of your shoes and skip merrily into every exam. Bring tins...

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