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Senior thesis profile: Zach Schierl

Senior thesis profile: Zach Schierl

Shelly Le

May 9, 2012

Major: Astronomy-Geology Thesis Title: Origin and Morphology of Sinuous Channels on Ascraeus Mons and the Surrounding Plains, Mars. "I started working on this project last summer with a research internship at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania." "[In my thesis] we looked at channels on one of the largest volcanoes on Mars, Ascraeus Mons and we tried to figure out if thes...

What aspect of your personality do you want this quiz to confirm for you?

Dana Thompson

May 9, 2012

1.     What is your favorite racially diverse food item? a.     Swedish fish b.     Belgian waffle c.      French toast d.     Danish 2.     If you could wear anything on your head without worries of being judged, what would it be? a.     Porkpie b.     Turban c.      Lime-gr...

Senior thesis profile: Grace Davis

Senior thesis profile: Grace Davis

Shelly Le

May 9, 2012

Major: Sociology Thesis title: "A Good Mom Could Be Anybody: The Use of Prison Nurseries in Increasing Parenting and Community Reintegration Success for Inmate Mothers" "My thesis was a case-study of the Residential Parenting Program, which is the prison nursery at Washington Correction Center for Women in Gig Harbor." "When women get pregnant in prison they generally gi...

Senior artist profile: Jack MacNichol

Senior artist profile: Jack MacNichol

Libby Arnosti

May 9, 2012

"I didn't know how to sew until I came here. I was just an eager freshman . . . they hired me because they needed extra people. One of the things that I really love about Harper Joy is how it's so possible for you to get really deeply involved." "Last year I did a show called Kind Ness, which was seven actors playing 15 characters, and there were 38 costumes and 60 cha...

Class of 2012 Senior Survey

Patricia Vanderbilt

May 9, 2012

The class of 2012 will don their robes and cross the commencement stage on Sunday May 20, 2012. Graduation season brings the past four years and a question-mark shaped future into the minds of Whitman's seniors. For The Circuit's Graduation Edition, we wanted to partake in the nostalgia that cha...

Senior artist profile: Zoe Ballering

Senior artist profile: Zoe Ballering

Libby Arnosti

May 9, 2012

"I probably am, unfortunately, flowery. I'm trying to tone that down. I draw my inspiration from the absurd. I like to search for real [but] absurd stories––right now I'm stuck in absurd Wisconsin 1930s stories. I think that the world is already pretty ridiculous, so I don't think I have to make stuff up." "[During] my sophomore year I lived in the writing ...

Senior artist profile: Carrie Sloane

Senior artist profile: Carrie Sloane

Libby Arnosti

May 9, 2012

"I originally applied to a pretty well-known arts school for undergrad, but I decided I didn't want to go there because I was like 'but what about music?' I am minoring in [visual arts], and I've taken a lot of classes in it. I think that Whitman's really unique in that you can really do both." "In my ear training class sophomore year, our last assignment was to write mus...

Whitman education similar to mindset of field ecologists

Whitman education similar to mindset of field ecologists

May 9, 2012

This column was contributed by Sophie Davis '12 Aldo Leopold, considered the father of the national forest wilderness system, whose book, The Sand County Almanac, and other essays have inspired generations of conservationists and naturalists, once wrote, "A thing is right when it tends to preserve ...

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

caitlinhardee

May 9, 2012

Ensconced behind the soundboard in the cozy KWCW studio, it's easy for a college DJ to imagine that nobody is actually listening. Few Whitties own radio sets, and while friends and family might be persuaded to tune into the webstream on occasion, the studio phones rarely light up. For good reason––KWCW's largest listener constituency doesn't ...

Post-Graduation Horoscopes

Elena Aragon

May 9, 2012

Aries: You feel a less than warm welcome to the corporate world when you realize it's back to freshman status treatment for the third time, cause you thought you were finally an adult at the age of 22. Taurus: Although you are an economics major, you will have a few struggles next April as you disco...

Senior fellowship recipient: Zach Duffy

Senior fellowship recipient: Zach Duffy

Talia Rudee

May 9, 2012

Fellowships can meet anyone's interests, ranging from environmental policy, human rights, leadership, service and countless others, including a fellowship for those who want to travel the world and study a topic of their choosing. Whitman students have seen remarkable success in their fellowship and grant pursuits in recent years, and 2012 is no exception. Director of Fellowships and Grants Keith Raether has guided many students down the t...

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