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Local Man/Hero Sings Along to ‘N’ Word, Checks to See if Nearby POC Heard

Annelise Ellingboe, Toddler Driver

April 26, 2018

FRAT BASEMENT, GREEKEND, 2018 — Amidst costumed sorority women and drunk fraternity men, a local white boy sang along to the N-word during a particularly bumpin’ play of Kanye West’s “Gold Digger.” After some anxious glances to nearby people of color, it appeared that his slip up heroically...

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Christy Carley, News Editor

September 15, 2016

It was the summer of ‘69 when all incoming students of Whitman College last received a letter encouraging them to refrain from participating in fall Greek organization recruitment. This past  Friday, many first years returned to their dorm rooms to find that a similar letter had been slipped unde...

Super PACs invade Greek life

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

January 28, 2016

The most recent Greek election cycle brought with it the addition of student-operated super political action committees (super PACs). You may have heard the term “super PAC” thrown around by the 2016 presidential candidates and that kid who read one New York Times op-ed and now won’t stop brin...

Senior year provides new perspectives on Greek life

Martina Pansze

October 3, 2014

Within a few weeks of arriving to campus, first-years are faced with the decision of whether or not they want to go Greek. For many upperclassmen involved with men's and women's fraternities, however, the scene is much different than what they anticipated. Senior Zachary Gordy, a member of Tau Kappa...

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