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Whitman Undergraduate Conference prepares for 20th edition

Chris Hankin, News Editor

April 4, 2018

On Tues., April 10, Whitman will hold the annual Undergraduate Conference (WUC), showcasing student research and scholarship from all three divisions. The 2018 edition is especially significant, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the first WUC. In that time, over 3000 students have participated. Tom...

Language: “It’s Not Just a Classroom Thing”

Language: “It’s Not Just a Classroom Thing”

Claire Reichle

March 1, 2018

When the new class of students came to the Whitman campus for the first time in August, there was a unique group of five among them whose stories set them apart. While they were just as nervous and excited as the Class of 2021, the five language assistants came to Whitman with separate linguistic an...

The Poetry of Editing in “The Parallel Street”

Vincent Warne

November 27, 2014

Five men are stuck in a room, forced to watch hundreds of video documents and work together to determine the shared meaning between all of them. If they do not succeed at this task before the time is up, they will die. This is the premise of Ferdinand Khittl's 1962 masterpiece "The Parallel Street,"...

The Shock of Culture Shock

The Shock of Culture Shock

Aleida Fernandez

January 24, 2014

Culture shock (n). the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, a move between social environments, or simply travel to another type of life. I consider myself an independent person. When I was sixteen I traveled...

Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Reflections on living life in a second language

Karah Kemmerly

October 3, 2012

Since last Friday marked the end of our three-week-long Orientation Intensive Language (OIL) course, and this week marks the end of our first month in Deutschland, I feel that it's a good time to share my progress in the most challenging and the most rewarding part of living abroad: interacting with...

Valentine’s Week Pio Pick

The Editors

February 9, 2012

Sexy Time at Das Haus The German House presents a night of delicious baked treats and sexy phrases! Come decorate Valentine's Day cookies and learn how to seduce the likes of Til Schweiger and Heidi Klum with sweet nothings in German. Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. German Interest House....

Netflix it: ‘Edukate yourself’

caitlinhardee

November 9, 2009

This film depicts Daniel Brühl shirtless.  The review could probably stop right there. But if your brain is up to processing two things at once, you'll also notice that "The Edukators" ("Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei") is packed with powerful social themes. We are thrown into the lives of three...

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