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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

On friendship

Jordan Brant, Senior April 20, 2023

Writer’s note: This article was inspired by the important lessons and ideas that I gained from my former philosophy major advisor, Professor Tom Davis. He helped me grow as a person through his teaching. Why...

For fear of the phatic

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

Words are castles. Too often it is the most comfortable choice in our lives to cross the drawbridge and vanish inside. One can speak for hours without saying anything, beating perpetually around the bush...

Illustration by M Hu.

Cross-Fire: Cancel Culture

Ahmed Elsayed and Kainat Ansari September 22, 2022

Cross-Fire is a new bi-weekly Opinion column where writers go head-to-head on the issues that matter. This week's issue: cancel culture —is it anti-progress or a progressive utopia? Read, share and then...

In Defense of Dining

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist September 22, 2022

Modern academia has lost track of the concept of balancing society and intellectualism; the cure for finding it again is to reacquaint ourselves with in-person discourse through the hosting of dinner parties. This...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Strangers, Acquaintances, Friends

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Feature Editor October 7, 2021

College campuses are a breeding ground for the question and worry: how do I make friends? First-years are traditionally burdened by the task of friendship-forming, but recent circumstances have led...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

“Cancel Culture” and the marketplace of identity

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Columnist April 29, 2021

Cancel culture is a tiresome topic. The media has beaten it to death, and so much of the discussion comes from right-wing pundits who want to play the victim. Usually, cancel culture is an extension of...

A Case for Friendship

Alya Bohr, Columnist October 20, 2016

Friendship rocks. Yeah I know, not a very controversial statement, but bear with me here. Friendship is one of those things that everyone needs and values, but that we so often take for granted. Where...

Befriending community members challenges assumptions

Joey Gottlieb October 4, 2012
Community members often feel slighted by Whitman students and parents, but intentional engagement reveals a diverse array of personalities, interests, and dreams.
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