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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 awakens them with questions that undermine their sense of belonging. And this issue of ‘belonging’...

Dear Mom: Finding a place at Whitman

Dear Mom, Columnist

October 27, 2016

Dear Mom, College is not all that I was expecting it to be. I am enjoying my classes, getting to know people and working hard, but I thought I would be having the time of my life, and that’s just not how it has turned out. For context, I’m a first-year at Whitman; I was choosing between Whitman, ...

Let’s Drink to ‘The World’s End’

Let’s Drink to ‘The World’s End’

Nathan Fisher

October 17, 2013

With my 21st birthday approaching in February and the end of three-fourths of my college years looming in May, I feel a crisis coming on that I might actually have to grow up and make adult decisions... Nah, that's not gonna happen just yet, because denial is still an option/my best friend. This week I saw anothe...

When Sex Gets in the Way of Story

When Sex Gets in the Way of Story

Aleida Fernandez

October 10, 2013

We've all seen the story line before: Boy meets girl (or perhaps he always knew girl); boy and girl have loads of bottled up sexual tension; boy and girl almost kiss; boy and girl chalk it up to something weird in the air; boy and girl finally kiss, and kiss and kiss. It's the classic "When Harry Met Sally" pr...

Willis Proves it’s Not a Good Day to ‘Die Hard’

Willis Proves it’s Not a Good Day to ‘Die Hard’

Nathan Fisher

February 21, 2013

Disclaimer: I am a HUGE "Die Hard" fan, and in my book, Bruce Willis is THE MAN.  Needless to say, for months I've been anticipating Valentine's Day, not for the sugar high or the "love is in the air" feeling, but for the premier of "A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment of one of my favorite franchises. After a marathon...

Singing misfits spew chunks and humor in “Pitch Perfect”

Singing misfits spew chunks and humor in “Pitch Perfect”

Nathan Fisher

October 11, 2012

After a grueling and rather unpleasant week of midterms, I escaped to the theater for a good pick-me-up and a mindless movie. My fried brain needed something predictable, silly and fun. Believe it or not, "Pitch Perfect"––that's right, the a cappella version of "Glee"––hit the spot! "Pitch Perfect" follows Beca (Anna Kendrick ...

The Last of the No-Sickens

Dana Thompson

March 1, 2012

Lately, I have noticed that I seem to be the only person in all of Jewett who has not been swept under this latest wave of disease. It appears to be quite a whopper, too, according to my observations: your temperature shoots upward, your voice modulates to something distinctly Kermit-y and mucus starts...

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